Re: OSNews RedHat 8 review & AbiWord

From: Jeremy Katz (
Date: Sat Oct 05 2002 - 11:11:19 EDT

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    On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 13:45, Alan Horkan wrote:
    > There was a bug that complianed about the chunky fonts problem in the
    > redhat beta, i dont know what RedHat have done to break abiword.

    It's because abiword's font rendering breaks when running in a unicode
    locale. I started to look at it at one point, but haven't had a lot of
    time to track it down. gtkhtml had a similar bug and it ended up being
    a tiny diff, but really tricky to find.

    > It seemed odd to me that RedHat was using something like "Nimbus Roman" as
    > the default font rather than Times New Romam or Arial.

    The font being shipped by Abiword is not Times New Roman, it's Nimbus
    Roman. Times New Roman is not a term which can be used to reply to
    fonts other than actual Times New Roman.



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