[nc] Line spacing causes major UI problems

Bug #1394914 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2014-11-21
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Font Family

Bug Description

Problem occurs with: Ubuntu font 0.910 pre-release
Does not occur with: Ubuntu font 0.80

0.910 has much greater line spacing than 0.80, which causes major problems with the UI. For example, text fields, menu items, and notification bubbles are all about 50% taller than usual.

This is caused an change in metadata (maximum ascent and descent):

  1121 -> 1825 (variable width faces)
  1000 -> 1094 (Ubuntu Mono)

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
information type: Public → Private
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Critical
description: updated
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Numerical comparison of ascent/descent attributes between 0.80 and 0.91.

description: updated
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Generated with attached script and:

  (cd ubuntu-font-family-sources-0.80; ls -1 *.ttf) | xargs -n1 -i ./ttf-compare.py ubuntu-font-family-sources-{0.80,0.91}/{} > ascent-descent-0.80-0.91.txt

tags: added: uff-dmi
information type: Private → Public
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
milestone: none → 0.92-beta-test
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
milestone: 0.92-beta-test → none
milestone: none → 0.83+arabic-beta-test
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