[Fwd: Re: [Fwd: Re: [DejaVu-fonts] Dejavu Sans crashes GTK+ applications?]]

Simos Xenitellis simos74 at gmx.net
Mon Feb 20 00:44:19 GMT 2006

Δείτε παρακάτω.

Μόλις δοκίμασα σε gedit 2.13.90 (από
και είδα ότι η DejaVu 2.3 δεν κολλάει τις εφαρμογές. Είναι πιθανό να
έχει διορθωθεί η βιβλιοθήκη pango(εγώ δοκίμασα gnome-2.12).

1. θέλουμε περισσότερες δοκιμές για να είμαστε σίγουροι πού είναι το
2. έκανα αναφορά σφάλματος στο 


-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at cs.toronto.edu>
To: Simos Xenitellis <simos74 at gmx.net>
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [DejaVu-fonts] Dejavu Sans crashes GTK+
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:19:58 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Simos Xenitellis wrote:

> Dear All,
> There is a possible bug in GTK+ (or other related libraries) that is
> triggered by a specific font, DejaVu Sans. The result is that
> applications such as gedit, gucharmap and file-roller crash when they
> handle these two specific glyphs.
> I would be grateful if you could have a look and give some feedback on
> where exactly is the bug; is it GNOME or DejaVu Sans doing something
> illegal?

This is a Pango bug most probably, it should not crash no matter
what's in the font.  It probably is a DejaVu bug too, that is
causing the crash.  Anyway, the right way to track this is to
file a bug against Pango and attach a backtrace of the crash and
the font and other useful info.

> Cheers,
> Simos
> On Sun, 2006-02-19 at 20:34 +0100, Denis Jacquerye wrote:
> > On 2/19/06, Simos Xenitellis <simos74 at gmx.net> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Ben,
> > > Is http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/snapshots/dejavu-ttf-20060215-573.zip
> > > the 2.3 release candidate?
> > > (from http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/snapshots/?M=D)
> >
> > Yes, that is the release candidate.
> > http://dejavu.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Release_candidates
> Hi All,
> I just verified that even with dejavu-ttf-20060215-573, GTK+
> applications crash when they try to display those two Unicode
> characters, U+03B0 (ΰ) and U+0390 (ΐ).
> This issue of crashing appears to happen in all GTK+ applications that
> use the DejaVu Sans font. Any other font or Dejavu Serif/Dejavu Mono do
> not exhibit this problem.
> You can replicate this bug either
> 1. Following the steps described at
> https://launchpad.net/products/gedit/+bug/31910
> 2. You can also replicate with gucharmap;
>  a. Set the system font to DejaVu Sans (System/Preferences/Fonts)
>  b. Open gucharmap
>  c. Go to the Greek Unicode group and find U+03B0 (ΰ) and U+0390 (ΐ).
>  d. Right-click on either of them. The application crashes.
> 3. I managed to get other applications to crash (like file-roller) by
> writing these characters as filenames.
> We are in the process of "urging" the Ubuntu team to include DejaVu 2.2+
> as it has proper coverage in DejaVu Mono for modern Greek.
> If it is possible to fix DejaVu Sans so that GTK+ applications do not
> crash, we are happy to have an excuse to push for the latest 2.3.
> Cheers,
> Simos
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