problem in rendering of hindi fonts on chrome natty (ubuntu 11.04)

Bug #856736 reported by Tapas Mishra on 2011-09-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

The problem is with respect to browser Chrome (I use Ubuntu 11.04 )
and in certain cases such as heading etc the font is not rendered
correctly.

https://picasaweb.google.com/mightydreams/HindiFontsProblem
Here is the page in problem on Chrome
https://picasaweb.google.com/mightydreams/HindiFontsProblem#5655127655183416498

A Correctly rendered page should appear like this

https://picasaweb.google.com/mightydreams/HindiFontsProblem#5655127704627761410

the link which I tried is http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/ but this problem is
there in many other URLs which I open in chrome,
there is no such problem when I am using Firefox on Ubuntu.
Upon discussing on Ubuntu users technical support I came to know it is some thing similar to
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/828840
Some one can watch this thread
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2011-September/251264.html
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2011-September/251295.html

My OS Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit.
Problem in Chrome version on it 14.0.835.163

tags: added: chrome fonts hindi
tags: added: 11.04 ubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Tapas Mishra (mightydreams) wrote :
Tapas Mishra (mightydreams) wrote :

8) http://ramayan.wordpress.com/ and http://ramayan.wordpress.com/goswami the 8th link is in Unicode inspite of that Chrome does not renders it properly while if you see it in Firefox you will be able to see it.

Tapas Mishra (mightydreams) wrote :

Have been able to fix this.
Here is a solution to get rid of the above problem of font rendering.

    sudo rm -f /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSerif.ttf
    sudo rm -f /usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSans.ttf

Then restart your browser.Every page which I reported the problem was rendered incorrect for Indian language Hindi is now getting rendered correctly.

Hope some one from development team will be able to help as how this is working.
Right now I have been able to fix it for my machine.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu and Chromium since that time.

Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) reached end-of-life on October 28, 2012.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported using currently supported versions of Chromium and Ubuntu? Please let us know if you do and in which version of Ubuntu otherwise this report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for chromium-browser (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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