Package: fonts-taml-udeb Version: 1.2.2-2 Severity: serious Tags: d-i Justification: Breaks Tamil display Hi, I've noted problems with displaying the 'space' glyph in d-i, and managed to reproduce it outside d-i. Looking at the Samyak-Tamil.ttf it looks to me that having 'space' as glyph #0 is a bad idea. Fontforge says: 0 (0x0000) U+0020 .notdef SPACE >From past experiments at work, ISTR that glyph 0 (noted .notdef anyway) isn't too be used, which could explain that issue. One could probably fix this issue by “moving” that glyph to a non-0 glyph ID, keeping a dummy/not def glyph for glyph ID 0. To reproduce the bug in a non-d-i environment, I installed fonts-taml, used strace to locate which ttf was loaded: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/lohit-tamil/Lohit-Tamil.ttf And I then overwrote this with the one shipped in the fonts-taml-udeb udeb, then started 'yelp' with this command: LANGUAGE=ta_IN yelp Screenshot attached. It would be nice to have a fix in time for the merge window mentioned here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/09/msg00196.html Thanks for considering. Mraw, KiBi.
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