Urdu Font Characters Appear Disjointed in Browsers

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Urdu Font Characters Appear Disjointed in Browsers

Postby erythrocyte » 2010-10-01 23:59

Hi,

I'm on a Debian Lenny system. I recently installed scim to use the Urdu language and have gotten it to work by following the instructions on this website.

Everything works except that Iceweasel and Epiphany don't display the typed Urdu fonts properly. The characters are there but sometimes they don't join properly.

This problem doesn't occur with other programs such as OpenOffice, etc.

How fonts should be displayed (eg. OpenOffice): http://imagebin.org/116617

How fonts are displayed in Iceweasel: ہ ا ں

How do I make Iceweasel and Epiphany behave properly? The characters remain disjointed even if I select the traditional keyboard method of entering text (i.e. via the Keyboard Indicator GNOME applet [India>Urdu]).

I have the appropriate locales installed:

Code: Select all
locale -a
C
en_US.utf8
hi_IN
hi_IN.utf8
POSIX
ur_PK
ur_PK.utf8


I've noticed that even though these characters appear disjointed in Iceweasel or Epiphany, they appear normal when I look at the entered text, via Firefox in Windows. That's strange.

The Character Encoding is the same in the browsers on both OS s - UTF8. So clearly this isn't a character encoding issue I guess. There appears to be a problem with the way Urdu fonts are rendered in the Debian version of Firefox (gecko engine issue maybe?).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Urdu Font Characters Appear Disjointed in Browsers

Postby erythrocyte » 2010-10-04 00:00

I'm unsure as to whether I should file a bug. Any clues?
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