Mono: Bold typeface appears to be set higher than regular. Windows 7, GVim 7.3.46

Reported by Conrad Dean on 2011-11-10
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Ubuntu Font Family
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Bug Description

The bold typeface for Ubuntu mono appears to be set higher than the regular weight typeface.

The debug characters show up as "?" on Windows. I downloaded "ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip" from http://font.ubuntu.com/

Conrad Dean (conrad-p-dean) wrote :
Chris Morgan (chris.morgan) wrote :

I have experienced this, too. It's the only reason why I don't use the Ubuntu Mono font in gVim on Windows. I'd *love* to because it's such a nice font in general (though due to general Windows dodginess in its font handling it still won't ever look as nice as it does in Ubuntu), but with the molokai colour scheme and the types of files I'm regularly editing (Python keywords hit this, as do HTML tags, for example) bold features too much and it ruins it. And so I have to (well, choose to) use inferior fonts, all because of a pixel or two's offset :-(

I'm using XP, and it happens with ClearType enabled, regular (GDI) font smoothing enabled or no font smoothing.

(Fortunately when I'm at home I get to use Ubuntu and so can use the Ubuntu font family to my heart's content.)

Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
status: New → Confirmed
Joshua Tasker (jtasker) wrote :

This bug is very strange; I get this behavior (incorrect vertical alignment) in both PyScripter and Sublime Text 2, but I don't get this behavior (i.e., vertical alignment is correct) in Firefox and WordPerfect X5.

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