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bug #20209: Overlapping Arial characters in OOo export to pdf on moving from 2.3.1 to >= 2.3.2

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 19 Jun 2007 07:48:41 AM UTC  
Severity: 3 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect behaviour
Status: Wont FixPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: David Turner <freetype>Open/Closed: Closed
Planned Release: None

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Tue 19 Jun 2007 10:37:42 AM UTC, comment #1:

there is no logical reason why a font exported to PDF would depend on the auto-hinter results. these things are supposed to be device-independent.

I thus suspect that there is some really funky thing happening in the Open Office PDF Font exporter, and that the changes in 2.3.2 simply magnified its mistakes.

So, unless you can show me an actual bug that I can reproduce with one of the FreeType demo programs (e.g. ftview), I will tag this bug as wontfix.

David Turner <freetype>
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Tue 19 Jun 2007 07:48:41 AM UTC, original submission:

The changes from freetype-2.3.1 (works) to freetype-2.3.2 (fails) in the "autofit" code seems to cause the Arial font when exported to .pdf from openoffice.org to have overlapping glyphs. Something similar occurred in the past on change from freetype-2.1.10 (works) to freetype-2.2.1 (fails) but was fixed in freetype-2.3.0

See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=244656 for screenshots of the differences. Reverting the patch attached here gives better looking results.



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file #13099:  freetype-autofit-2.3.1-to-2.3.2.patch added by None (4KiB - text/x-patch)


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    Tue 19 Jun 2007 10:37:42 AM UTCfreetypeStatusNone=>Wont Fix
    Tue 19 Jun 2007 08:06:26 AM UTCwlAssigned toNone=>freetype
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    Tue 19 Jun 2007 07:48:41 AM UTCNoneAttached File-=>Added freetype-autofit-2.3.1-to-2.3.2.patch, #13099

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