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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#678517: fonts-liberation: Liberation Sans does not display "u" correctly at all sizes

Package: fonts-liberation
Version: 1.07.2-3
Severity: normal


Today I noticed that some slate.com headlines started to look very weird
in iceweasel.  Bolded renderings of the letter "u" do not have the same
thickness as the other letters.  If I change the font to DejaVu Sans,
the text looks correct.

The issue seems to only affect the bolded typeface, when scaled to
certain sizes.  Slate's CSS for the problematic text is
	"font: bold 1.384em arial,sans-serif"
I can fix the issue by adjusting this with firebug.  Removing bold fixes
it, as does adjusting the size.  Seems like bold at 18px is the culprit.

This is probably similar/related to #616620.  Below is a minimal HTML
example which demonstrates the issue.


     <style type="text/css">
       p { 
       font-family: arial;
       font-weight: 700;
       font-size: 18px;
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do
    eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut
    enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris
    nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in
    reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat
    nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident,
    sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

-- Package-specific info:
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  fontconfig     2.9.0-6        generic font configuration library - support
ii  libfreetype6:i 2.4.9-1        FreeType 2 font engine, shared library files
ii  libxft2:i386   2.2.0-3        FreeType-based font drawing library for X

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable'), (49, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

-- no debconf information

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