[HarfBuzz] Glyphs with negative advance width
olivier.berten at gmail.com
Thu Jun 13 14:16:45 PDT 2013
Well... Harfbuzz will be the only one behaving that way then...
That font is rendered fine by Adobe, Microsoft, LibreOffice, ... and
fontforge as well as ttx/fontTools gives a negative advance width... I
guess this doesn't push fixing the font ;-)
2013/6/6 Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org>
> Hi Olivier,
> Thanks for the report. I'm hesitant to make HarfBuzz return negative
> values as that can confuse downstream users. If this doesn't prove to be a
> major issue, I think we should ignore it for now.
> On 13-06-01 05:40 PM, Olivier Berten wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Although it isn't complying with the TrueType/OpenType specifications,
> > some fonts have some glyphs with negative advance width.
> > Advance width (in htmx) is defined as USHORT/uint16 but it seems
> > everybody else reads it as SHORT/int16.
> > In the attached font, glyph "uni17b7" (khmer character ិ) has a
> > negative advance width. You can try it with the string និងសមភាព
> > I wouldn't call this a bug in harfbuzz since it's a font bug but for
> > compatibility reasons, it might be useful to change it...
> > Olivier
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