Bug 7487 - should Condensed be Semi-condensed
Summary: should Condensed be Semi-condensed
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: DejaVu
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Experimental fonts (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Deja Vu bugs
QA Contact:
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/o...
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Reported: 2006-07-10 12:27 UTC by Denis Jacquerye
Modified: 2012-08-07 09:38 UTC (History)
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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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