[1 mod] Hinting/Style: Greek lowercase nu and gamma difficult to distinguish at 10pt

Bug #654748 reported by adoa on 2010-10-04
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Ubuntu Font Family
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Bug Description

Rendered in 10pt Regular 'ν γ'

My Firefox displays the letters ν and γ nearly identical for 10pt. There the obvious difference is only a few pixels. It seems the difference in becoming more and more clear for sizes > 10pt.

adoa (adoa) wrote :
adoa (adoa) wrote :
adoa (adoa) wrote :

There was another Bug (#609289) where the shapes themselves were criticized. I marked it as a duplicate, don’t know whether that was correct, but I think this is more a question of hinting: the downstroke in the γ should be visible for 10pt as well. For 11pt it looks fine for me, but that is quite subjective.

adoa

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-10-04
tags: added: uff-ambiguity uff-greek uff-hinting

Could we see a screenshot with all your settings exactly the same but
also featuring the Latin "y" character at the same size, so we can see
how global/general the issue is?

Dave

Even though I do not really understand why, here the requested screen-shots?field.comment=Even though I do not really understand why, here the requested screen-shots

adoa (adoa) wrote :

Many thanks - that helps me see what's going on. We can't have the gamma
going any lower than the descender of the "y" for reasons of
consistency, so if we do decide this is an issue in practice, we'll have
to find a solution other than just adjusting the descender. For example,
it may be possible to raise the crotch slightly.

Dave

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2011-06-04
description: updated
summary: - Hinting/Style: Greek lowercase nu and gamma difficult to distinguish at
- 10pt
+ [1 mod] Hinting/Style: Greek lowercase nu and gamma difficult to
+ distinguish at 10pt
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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