[Bug 222228] [NEW] [hardy] different font for Kanji and Kana

Rolf Leggewie launchpad.net at rolf.leggewie.biz
Fri Apr 25 23:40:47 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Luckily, I found a Japanese mail I don't mind sharing with you in my
spam folder to demonstrate the following bug.  I have a three-pane
layout like many other people, folders on the left, content of the
selected folder on the top right and content of the selected mail on the
bottom right portion.

Since I upgraded to hardy, Thunderbird is doing funny things with
Japanese text.  I have seen it at least the in "content of the selected
folder" part, but there might be other areas.  TB is mixing different
fonts.  In the screenshot, Kana (green underline) are displayed in a
different font than Kanji (red underline).  The Kana font is softer, not
sure exactly which font is used.

Here is the header from that mail (some obfuscation against further

Return-Path: <baomi202 at 163.com>
X-Original-To: $address1
Delivered-To: $address2
X-Greylist: delayed 3477 seconds by postgrey-1.31 at Rie; Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:27:53 CEST
Received: from SPK70.localdomain (unknown [])
	by $mail.mydomain.NIX (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4338313293
	for <$address1>; Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:27:52 +0200 (CEST)
Received: by SPK70.localdomain (Postfix, from userid 48)
	id ADC98707E9; Sat, 26 Apr 2008 06:01:06 +0900 (KST)
To: $address1
Subject: =?ISO-2022-JP?B?GyRCOkc/N04iGyhCRFZEGyRCRn4yWSROJCpDTiRpJDshKhsoQg==?=
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 06:01:06 +0900
From: baomi202 at 163.com
Message-ID: <9a9f4897e6cf1119187bf17395774677 at localhost.localdomain>
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-2022-jp"

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

[hardy] different font for Kanji and Kana
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