Arabic fonts are bad

Bug #407813 reported by Rami Al-Rfou' on 2009-08-01
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #540042: Freeserif Arabic version is broken. Edit Remove
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

Firefox renders some of the websites like www.aljazeera.net [popular for Arabic users] in very bad fonts. I attached a screenshot of an article on aljazeera website [http://www.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/28F26579-EF82-4021-B495-4DE7D505E7AF.htm].
bbcarabic.com is displayed with better font quality but still not the quality of Microsoft Arabic fonts.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Aug 2 00:18:59 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: firefox-3.5 3.5.1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-4.23-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-4-generic i686

Rami Al-Rfou' (rmyeid) wrote :
Rami Al-Rfou' (rmyeid) wrote :
Rami Al-Rfou' (rmyeid) wrote :

I attached the chromium browser snapshot for the same page, it is apparent that chromium using the gnome default forn which is better than the firefox one.

Usama Akkad (damascene) wrote :

seems like it's the issue with Freeserif Arabic version

Freeserif Arabic version is broken
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ttf-freefont/+bug/540042

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