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bug #22310: Tamil glyphs high above baseline, and too big, in FreeSerif

Submitter:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Submitted:  Wed 13 Feb 2008 08:30:45 PM UTC
Category:  character range Severity:  4 - Important
Item Group:  letter positioning poor Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Stevan_White
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  * 2006-01-26
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Wed 13 Feb 2008 08:30:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

In the Tamil range of FreeSerif the glyph baseline is set far from where it should be, and sometimes the size of the glyphs are incommensurate with other ranges.

For example, compare the Tamil range of FreeSerif with those of FreeSans. Make a string with some Tamil characters next to some Latin ones. In FreeSerif both Tamil characters float far above the Latin baseline, and the glyphs dwarf the largest Latin letters.

The effect is that mixed Tamil and Latin script looks quite bad.

This problem also exists in other script ranges.  I'll report each separately as I find them. (Arabic already reported)

This has contributed to the font height problem, that was remedied as such in bug #15956: Line height is too big in sans and serif.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
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