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bug #46157: A kerning glitch for Serbian glyph for CYRILLIC BE

Submitted by:  Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Submitted on:  Thu 08 Oct 2015 03:18:37 PM UTC  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  letter positioning poor Status:  Fix posted
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Mon 05 Sep 2016 11:13:43 PM UTC, comment #4:

Hi Hsing-yen,

Pardon the long delay.

I have slightly increased the kerning between the two letters. It wasn't quite to the limit my policies allow. It may not be enough to satisfy you.

Frankly, I can hardly see the problem in the images you provide. And... in Firefox, kerning is turned off (for reasons I find suspicious) under some circumstances. I would be happier to see an example from a file read by Firefox directly from the file system.

The serbian and eastern be are not the same shape, especially on the left side. The kerning is therefore different.

Understand: the letters are partly recognized by the differences in geometrical area between properly kerned letters. It is right for there to be greater area between u and be. It is a mistake to minimize this.

Thanks for your report!

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 23 Nov 2015 03:09:57 PM UTC, comment #3:

As I observe, Serbian Be should as close as Russian Be in the word република.

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Mon 26 Oct 2015 08:37:26 AM UTC, comment #2:

Hi Steve,

I got 20151012 build from Launchpad, then opened a page (Срьбїꙗ) from Church Slavonic Wikipedia for test, it seems to me that Serbian Be have no kerning after у in Firefox. Here is my test results:

(file #35297)

Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>
Fri 23 Oct 2015 07:31:45 PM UTC, comment #1:


FreeSerif has kerning table entries for the Serbian be.

Please try this with the most recent build, and specify which operating system you are using, and which application.

Also, an image may help.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Thu 08 Oct 2015 03:18:37 PM UTC, original submission:

Hi Steve,

It seems to me that Serbian localized glyph for Cyrillic Be have an entry for kerning in a word “република”, which appearing in both Serbian and Macedonian.

Before marking a language code, it looks tight, but after marking this word as Serbian, this word looks loose. So please adjust the kerning.


Hsing-yen He <hammerandsickle>


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    2016-09-05 Stevan_White StatusNeed info => Fix posted
    2015-10-26 hammerandsickle Attached File- => Added Screenshots.zip, #35297
    2015-10-23 Stevan_White StatusNone => Need info
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