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bug#6471: Arabic display by emacs -Q on HELLO

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#6471: Arabic display by emacs -Q on HELLO
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:57:10 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden> writes:

>> Aside: HELLO looks distinctly odd around the arabic lines in emacs -Q
>> but not with my normal config. Probably independent from the immediate
>> scrolling issue and possibly font-dependent, I'll file a separate bug.
> Yes, emacs -Q is picking this font:
> xft:-unknown-Metal-normal-normal-normal-*-13-*-*-*-*-0-iso10646-1
> from debian package ttf-arabeyes:
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-arabeyes/ae_Metal.ttf
> and "emacs" this font (in accord with my default font customisation):
> xft:-unknown-DejaVu Sans Mono-normal-normal-normal-*-15-*-*-*-m-0-iso10646-1
> Actually, I suspect (not that I know arabic) both cases are displaying
> it incorrectly (not composed), but it looks particularly off with the 
> former, with the character cell for the character taking up half the
> screen.  This might be partially a problem with the font in question.

(I'm going through old bug reports that have unfortunately gotten no
attention yet.)

I tried reproducing this in Emacs 27, but as far as I can tell, the
Arabic text shows up composed for me (emacs -Q is using "Ubuntu Mono")
on my GNU/Linux system.

Are you still seeing this problem, or has it been fixed in the
intervening years?

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