[DejaVu-bugs] [Bug 20611] New: Cursive overlap too small

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Wed Mar 11 15:49:26 PDT 2009


           Summary: Cursive overlap too small
           Product: DejaVu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: medium
         Component: General
        AssignedTo: dejavu-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: roozbeh at gmail.com

Created an attachment (id=23771)
 --> (http://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=23771)
Screenshot of gaps

The current cursive overlap of cursive scripts (Arabic and N'Ko) in Sans and
Sans Mono are 20 font units on each side (totaling 40). This results in
distracting (and ugly) gaps between letters.

For example, see the attached screenshot, taken from this webpage in FireFox:


According to Microsoft, the overlap should be at least 70 font units, and
should preferable be only at the left (trailing) side:


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