Bug 21088 - Sans glyph of 'cyrillic small letter yeru' is too wide
Summary: Sans glyph of 'cyrillic small letter yeru' is too wide
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sans (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
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Reported: 2009-04-07 09:37 UTC by Grundik
Modified: 2009-04-07 09:49 UTC (History)
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Current width compared to proposed (1.04 KB, image/png)
2009-04-07 09:37 UTC, Grundik

Description Grundik 2009-04-07 09:37:41 UTC
Created attachment 24645 [details]
Current width compared to proposed

As you can see on attached image, glyph width of letter 'ы' looks too wide. Sometimes inter letter interval even looks as a space. I think, that width of this glyph should be reduced at least by 50-60 points. Second line in image is rendered with reduced width of letter, and it looks much better.

Following patch is applied to font:

--- src/DejaVuSans.sfd (revision 2353)
+++ src/DejaVuSans.sfd (working copy)
@@ -61320,7 +61320,7 @@
 StartChar: uni044B
 Encoding: 1099 1099 1099
-Width: 1617
+Width: 1570
 Flags: W
 AnchorPoint: "above" 797 1147 basechar 0
 LayerCount: 2

Also same applies to oblique and bold typefaces.
Comment 1 Ben Laenen 2009-04-07 09:49:15 UTC
The effect you're seeing is not because the glyph being too wide, but because of hinting. So, it shouldn't be fixed like in your patch, but instead by editing the hinting instructions. This should be quite easy to fix, I'll try to do this tomorrow.

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