Bug 7487

Summary: should Condensed be Semi-condensed
Product: DejaVu Reporter: Denis Jacquerye <moyogo>
Component: Experimental fontsAssignee: Deja Vu bugs <dejavu-bugs>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: high CC: fitojb
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86 (IA32)   
OS: Linux (All)   
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/os2.htm#wdc
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Denis Jacquerye 2006-07-10 12:27:03 UTC
We currently shrink Sans and Serif fonts to 90% for experimental Condensed fonts.

The OpenType specifies several usWidthClass (see
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/os2.htm#wdc ) of which Condensed (3)
is 75% aspect ratio of Normal (5) and Semi-condensed (4) is 87.5%, i.e. closest
to 90%, aspect ratio of Normal.

To follow the naming of the OT specs our current 90% Condensed should be renamed
Semi-condensed. This might be unnecessary or even negative for users currently
using it, even if experimental. However the earlier the better.

The current usWidthClass is 5 which is Normal. For a Condensed font it should be
3 and for a Semi-condensed it should be 4. This must be fixed.

NameID=16 could be set so smart applications can put DejaVu Condensed in the
same family as DejaVu fonts but that's another bug.

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