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From: Adam Williamson <>
Subject: [kbd] eurlatgr uses different glyph for ' (single quote) than latarcyrheb-sun16
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:16:17 -0700
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Hi, folks. Per -
"eurlatgr is based on latarcyrheb-sun16 so the typeface does not
change" - it sounds like eurlatgr is intended to have the same
appearance as latarcyrheb-sun16 for characters they share in common,
but in fact there seems to be at least one noticeable difference: the
single quote character ('). In eurlatgr it's a straight, vertical line;
in latarcyrheb-sun16 (and the qemu firmware font, for whatever that's
worth...) it's a curl, like a comma.

It's easy to see this: just type a ' in a console and flip between
eurlatgr and latarcyrheb-sun16 .

I noticed this because we've been implementing some Fedora tests using
openQA, SUSE's screenshot-match-based automated test framework, and one
of the tests we use matches against a string with a ' in it on a
console. For $BORING_REASONS the font used wound up being eurlatgr in
some tests I was running and the qemu console font in others, so the
match failed sometimes.

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | XMPP: adamw AT happyassassin . net

             reply	other threads:[~2015-08-04 22:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-08-04 22:16 Adam Williamson [this message]
2015-08-05 16:45 ` Ken Moffat
2015-08-11  6:53   ` Marko Myllynen

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