Bug 1186 - Some fonts in xorg-x11-syriac-fonts have wrong codepoints
Summary: Some fonts in xorg-x11-syriac-fonts have wrong codepoints
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Fonts/other (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Reported: 2004-08-25 18:35 UTC by Leon Ho
Modified: 2004-08-28 06:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Leon Ho 2004-08-25 18:35:08 UTC
I have done some strace from the fonts with the sample code testing
, and *at least* couple fonts in this font package have problems on follow
codepoints. This will make document which using these syriac fonts produce wrong
chars hence maybe wrong meaning. 

* U+01A5 is wrong with Estrangelo Midyat, Estrangelo Quenneshrin, East Syriac
* U+0375, U+0385 are wrong with Serto Urhoy, Serto Malankara, Serto Kharpnt.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. explictly select the following font from any application
2. open the file
3. look at those glyphs
Actual results:
wrong glyphs

Expected results:
at least empty in font (so that it can fallback to use other fonts) or correct
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-08-28 23:49:52 UTC
The syriac fonts are not under a license which permits modification and
redistribution.  As such, only the copyright owner of the fonts (Beth
Marthudo) can make changes to these fonts.  X.Org does not have legal
right to modify the fonts, nor employ fontographers.  Please contact
the font copyright owner directly.

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