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Re: Font-Size Problem with liberation-fonts



On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 17:55 +0200, Christian Nolte wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> currently I am working on a website which should be displayed correctly
> on Linux and  Windows using the "Arial"-Font. I've learned that
> liberation-fonts are the way to go (because they are metric compatible),
> and discovered a problem with a font-size below 12px. The fonts are
> rendered with different spaces between the characters independent of the
> browser, but seemingly dependent of the OS (so I blame the
> liberation-fonts).
> 
> I am not quite sure if there are patent restriction or something else,
> which prevents liberation-fonts to be exact clones, so it would be nice
> if someone of you could tell me if this is expected behaviour, or a bug:
> 
> Here are some screenshots of the browsers and OS combinations I have tested:
> 
> ftp://velian.dyndns.org/pub/nolte/liberation-fonts/ie7-windows.png
> ftp://velian.dyndns.org/pub/nolte/liberation-fonts/ff-3.5-windows.png
> ftp://velian.dyndns.org/pub/nolte/liberation-fonts/ff-3.0.11-linux.png
> 
> This is the testbed:
> ftp://velian.dyndns.org/pub/nolte/liberation-fonts/liberation-fonts-test.html
> 
> I have only tested this with font-sizes of 12px, 11px and 10px. Below
> 12px liberation-fonts puts too much spaces between the characters, so
> that 10px with liberation-fonts is equal to 11px Arial on Windows.
> 
> BTW I am currently using liberation-fonts-1.04-1.fc9.noarch. But the
> problem is visible on a F11-box too.

See Bug 503430 - Incorrect Kerning in some applications
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=503430 



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