Bug 19941 - DejaVu Sans: font rendering bug in KDE 4.x in Plasma areas
Summary: DejaVu Sans: font rendering bug in KDE 4.x in Plasma areas
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sans (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
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Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2009-02-03 18:08 UTC by Nikos Chantziaras
Modified: 2009-02-04 05:38 UTC (History)
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2009-02-03 18:10 UTC, Nikos Chantziaras

Description Nikos Chantziaras 2009-02-03 18:08:07 UTC
All versions of KDE 4 (including latest 4.2.0) on my system (Gentoo Linux 64-bit) seem to have this bug when rendering fonts in Plasma areas:


(Note the rendering bug in the words "Free" and "Year".)  I'm using version 2.28 of the DejaVu fonts.  The Bitstream Vera Sans font does not have this bug.  Unfortunately, I don't know if the problem is with KDE, Qt, X11 or DejaVu.  But since Vera Sans (and all other fonts I tried) look fine, I suspect it's a DejaVu bug.
Comment 1 Nikos Chantziaras 2009-02-03 18:10:23 UTC
Created attachment 22555 [details]
Screenshot of the problem

In case you have problems with the tinypic URL, I'm also attaching the screenshot here.
Comment 2 Nikos Chantziaras 2009-02-03 18:13:42 UTC
I forgot to mention something I observed.  This bug only shows up in certain letter combinations only.  So far, I noticed "Fi", "fi", "fl", and "Ye".  There may be others I didn't notice yet.
Comment 3 Nikos Chantziaras 2009-02-03 23:00:12 UTC
I'm closing this again.  It turns out the problem also appears with other fonts.  I apologize for the noise.
Comment 4 Ben Laenen 2009-02-04 03:31:38 UTC
Nevertheless I'm interested in the follow-up of this (so we may have an idea where to point to if someone else comes to us with this problem). Did you enter this in the KDE bugzilla somewhere?
Comment 5 Nikos Chantziaras 2009-02-04 05:38:33 UTC
I just submitted one.


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