Bug#399183: xserver-xorg: incorrectly calculates TrueType font metrics

Juliusz Chroboczek Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Wed Sep 5 01:02:33 PDT 2007

Tags: upstream, wontfix

Hi.  (I'm the original author of the FreeType backend in X.Org.)

This bug was introduced in revision 1.32 of ftfuncs.c[1] in XFree86
CVS[2] on 19 October 2003 by David Dawes <dawes at xfree86.org>.  This
commit was made against my opinion (as expressed on the internal
XFree86 mailing list), and was one of the reasons why I resigned from

The current version of ftfuncs.c in X.Org was branched from XFree86,
unfortunately after the afore-mentioned commit.  I believe that there
is currently nobody who understands the mess that has been made out of
my formerly relatively clean code (to the extent that anything
relating to core fonts can be clean).

If you wish to work on the FreeType backend, I encourage you to study
commit 1.32 and undo the mess.  For now, I'm marking this report as
wontfix and CC-ing upstream.



[1] http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/xc/lib/font/FreeType/ftfuncs.c.diff?r1=1.31&r2=1.32
[2] http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/

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