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bug #51101: No Dutch small caps IJ with two acutes

Submitted by:  David Corbett <dscorbett>
Submitted on:  Tue 23 May 2017 08:19:03 PM UTC  
Votes:  1  
Category:  individual character(s) Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  character substitution issue Status:  Postponed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Steve White <Stevan_White>
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  development

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Thu 30 Nov 2017 02:00:37 AM UTC, comment #3:

P.S. The four FreeSerif .ttf files on my system (FreeSerif.ttf, FreeSerifBold.ttf, FreeSerifBoldItalic.ttf and FreeSerifItalic.ttf) are from package gnu-free-fonts 0.20120503-10.19 for openSUSE 42.3.

Both Mozilla and openSUSE washed their hands of this problem, saying what amounted to "It isn't me, mister, it's Gnu FreeFont".

Tony Mechelynck <tonymec>
Thu 30 Nov 2017 01:06:36 AM UTC, comment #2:

I think the problem I have is part of the same bug, but less of a "corner case": namely, the letter é (U+00E9 LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE) is not displayed correctly in small-caps in FreeSerif. I'm attaching a reduced tescase in HTML+CSS, based on a problem I experienced in a much longer HTML page of mine. I believe that other precomposed accented Latin letters are equally badly supported by FreeSerif in small-caps. I tried replacing the precomposed é by a plain e immediately followed by a combining acute accent (U+0065 U+0301) but what I saw displayed was a lowercase é.

I have this problem in Firefox (including the latest 59.0a1 nightly) and in SeaMonkey but not in Konqueror (be it with Webkit or KHTML rendering).

See also:

This is my first bug at savannah.gnu.org, I think the bug title and category should be changed but I don't know how to do it

(file #42526)

Tony Mechelynck <tonymec>
Tue 23 May 2017 10:38:41 PM UTC, comment #1:

Corner case for a rare compound in a special style.

Steve White <Stevan_White>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue 23 May 2017 08:19:03 PM UTC, original submission:

In FreeSans and FreeSerif, ⟨ij́⟩ gets a special glyph in Dutch. This glyph has no small caps form.

data:text/html;charset=utf-8,<div style="font: small-caps bold 100px FreeSans" lang="nl">%C4%B3%E2%86%92%C4%B3%CC%81

David Corbett <dscorbett>


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file #42526:  quiscustodiet.html added by tonymec (1KiB - text/html - reduced tescase for small-caps é)


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