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bug#14461: 24.3.50; bad display for 'space' + (U+0336) unicode combinati

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#14461: 24.3.50; bad display for 'space' + (U+0336) unicode combination
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:44:33 +0300

> From: Stephen Berman <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,
>   address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:39:41 +0200
> >                                If the latter, then the composition was
> > done in both cases, and you simply should find a better font if you
> > want these displayed more nicely.
> That indeed appears to be the case: when I change the font to DejaVu
> Sans (i.e. not the monospace version), then the 'a' sequence is
> displayed like the 'b' sequence, with both combining characters over the
> alphabetic character.  This seems like a bug in the monospace font, but
> it also seems unlikely such a bug wouldn't have been noticed and fixed
> long ago, so I suspect there must be some other reason for the
> difference.

Does HarfBuzz's hb-view produce the same display with the monospaced
font?  If so, I'd bet it's a problem with the font.  You could ask
about this on the HarfBuzz mailing list.

If hb-view produces a different display, then it could be our problem.

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