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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0014087ScribusFontspublic2017-05-23 21:06
ReporterSpace Pootler Assigned To 
Status confirmedResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSUbuntuOS Version16.04
Product Version1.4.6 
Target Version1.5.4 
Summary0014087: Gentium Book Basic drop-cap 'J' renders to the left of its paragraph cut-out
DescriptionWhen using Gentium Book Basic in a style with a drop cap, beginning the paragraph with a word starting with 'J' results in some odd spacing. It appears that the 'J' is placed ignoring the descender (for in this font, capital J descends down to at least the level of an underline), causing the bottom left of the J to poke out of the text box.
The metrics used to make the cut-out from the top left corner of the paragraph, however, appear to keep the full width of the glyph, suggesting that the rest of the drop-cap paragraph code expects the J to be placed slightly to the right of where it is.
I'm not sure which is correct, but I'm fairly certain one of these things is wrong. It doesn't look right, especially when compared to drop-cap words beginning with 'I'.
Steps To ReproduceSelect a paragraph style that has a 2-row drop cap and a character style that uses Gentium Book Regular. Type out the full NATO phonetic alphabet, one word per line. Note that the J in "Juliett" appears shifted too far to the left, especially compared to "India" on the line above.
Additional InformationIt's possible that this is a bug in the font metrics for my version of gentium (1.1), but I wouldn't begin to know how to check that. I've only noticed this with the drop-cap paragraphs, but I may not know what to look for elsewhere.
Tagsdropcap, scribusctl


Space Pootler

2016-05-21 17:47


Document-1.sla (13,701 bytes)


2016-05-23 10:23

updater   ~0041330

off-topic: What about something like this attached dropcap SLA for a dropcap test document ?


2016-05-24 21:00


14087_gentium_book_dropcap.patch (1,134 bytes)   
Index: scribus/pageitem_textframe.cpp
--- scribus/pageitem_textframe.cpp	(revision 21349)
+++ scribus/pageitem_textframe.cpp	(working copy)
@@ -1815,9 +1815,8 @@
 						realCharHeight = qMax(realCharHeight, gm.ascent + gm.descent);
 						gm = font.glyphBBox(gl.glyph, chsd / 10.0);
 						realAsce = qMax(realAsce, gm.ascent + gm.descent);
-						wide += gm.width;
+						wide += font.glyphWidth(gl.glyph, charStyle.fontSize() / 10.0);
-					wide = (wide * scaleH) + (1 - scaleH);
 					realAsce = realAsce  * scaleV + offset;
 					if (realCharHeight == 0)
 						realCharHeight = font.height(style.charStyle().fontSize() / 10.0);
@@ -1827,6 +1826,7 @@
 					firstGlyph.scaleV = (realAsce / realCharHeight);
 					firstGlyph.scaleH *= firstGlyph.scaleV;
 					firstGlyph.xoffset -= 0.5; //drop caps are always to far from column left edge
+					wide *= firstGlyph.scaleH;
 				// This is to mimic pre-boxes branches in case first character of paragraph is a space
 				// If we don't do this, paragraph offset will not apply correctly to first line


2016-05-24 21:03

administrator   ~0041385

I've uploaded a test patch which happens to fix the 'J' advance issue. No idea if it breaks stuff in other cases tho.


2016-05-24 21:49

updater   ~0041401

Khaled, do you mind weighing in to see if this impacts CTL branch ?


2016-05-24 21:54


I’d rather weight until CTL branch is fixed before doing such fixed, some of this stuff is already fixed, some is not. But it makes my life harder to keep the branch in sync with trunk.


2016-12-09 11:46

updater   ~0042814

@jgahli & @fahad ping

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-05-21 17:47 Space Pootler New Issue
2016-05-21 17:47 Space Pootler File Added: Document-1.sla
2016-05-22 19:06 Kunda Assigned To => jghali
2016-05-22 19:06 Kunda Status new => confirmed
2016-05-23 10:23 Kunda Note Added: 0041330
2016-05-24 16:56 Kunda Tag Attached: dropcap
2016-05-24 18:29 jghali Assigned To jghali =>
2016-05-24 21:00 jghali File Added: 14087_gentium_book_dropcap.patch
2016-05-24 21:03 jghali Note Added: 0041385
2016-05-24 21:49 Kunda Note Added: 0041401
2016-05-24 21:54 user5122 Note Added: 0041402
2016-12-09 11:44 Kunda Tag Attached: scribusctl
2016-12-09 11:46 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.3
2016-12-09 11:46 Kunda Note Added: 0042814
2017-05-23 21:06 cbradney Target Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.4