Hinting problem of Liberation Sans Bold character "u"

Bug #1022352 reported by Benjamin Drung on 2012-07-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fonts-liberation (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Precise
Medium
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Bug Description

The character "u" and "U" become thinner in some cases. This bug is fixed in version 1.07.2-1.

[TESTCASE]
pango-view --font="LiberationSans Bold 18" --dpi 72 --text "nun"
pango-view --font="LiberationSans Bold 13.5" --dpi 96 --text "nun"

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: fonts-liberation 1.07.0-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-26.41-generic 3.2.19
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Jul 8 20:21:59 2012
Dependencies:

InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120421)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: fonts-liberation
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2012-07-08
description: updated
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

Here's the fix taken from Debian:

fonts-liberation (1.07.0-2ubuntu0.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Fix hinting problem of Liberation Sans Bold character "u"
    at particular point sizes (Closes: #616620, LP: #1022352).
  * Fix Glyph '1' not the same width as other numerals.

 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 20:54:07 +0200

Changed in fonts-liberation (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in fonts-liberation (Ubuntu Precise):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in fonts-liberation (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Benjamin, or anyone else affected,

Accepted fonts-liberation into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fonts-liberation/1.07.0-2ubuntu0.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in fonts-liberation (Ubuntu Precise):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) wrote :

The letter 'u' is shown correctly in the test cases after installing font-liberation 1.07.0-2ubuntu0.1 from precise-proposed.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package fonts-liberation - 1.07.0-2ubuntu0.1

---------------
fonts-liberation (1.07.0-2ubuntu0.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * Fix hinting problem of Liberation Sans Bold character "u"
    at particular point sizes (Closes: #616620, LP: #1022352).
  * Fix Glyph '1' not the same width as other numerals.
 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 20:54:07 +0200

Changed in fonts-liberation (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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