[1264 new] Mono: add Arabic characters

Bug #1267938 reported by ِAhed Eid on 2014-01-10
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Ubuntu Font Family

Bug Description

I use vim with arabic support when i use ubuntu monospace font the arabic letters "interface" with each other and become unreadable ....
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الحروف العربية ليست موحدة المسافات في الطرفية باستخدام برنامج
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This is because Ubuntu Mono does not contain Arabic characters (compare bug 682317 for adding them to Ubuntu proportional), and Ubuntu falls back to a font with characters of different widths (bug 932958).

ِAhed Eid (ahedeid) wrote :
tags: added: arabic
description: updated
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

This is because Ubuntu Mono does not contain Arabic support. The Arabic glyphs are being substituted, from another (proportionally-spaced) font. The solution means adding Arabic Glyphs to Ubuntu Mono; or in the short term, trying to adjust the fallback sequence so that fallback is done to another monospace font (rather than to a proportional font).

Tarek Koudsi (tarek-koudsi) wrote :

Thanks Paul for the insight. Any pointers you can provide for one who wants to investigate the short term option you're suggesting? I've tried searching for how to terminal font fallback or changing default font but I couldn't find relevant stuff.

summary: - arabic: monospace is ugly in vim in terminal
+ [1264 new] Mono: add Arabic characters
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: uff-dm-new
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