[Launchpad-translators] [Launchpad-users] Chromium browser now translatable in Launchpad

Jeroen Vermeulen jtv at canonical.com
Sun Dec 12 03:54:51 GMT 2010

On 2010-12-11 22:18, Khaled Hosny wrote:

> Sorry if I offended any one, my comment was about making chromium the
> default browser, not directed to any ones comment, sorry again. I'm not
> a native English speaker either, so I didn't realise how strong the
> words I used.

The choice of default browser for Ubuntu is made somewhere else, as far 
as I know, not by the people involved here.

That said, what you say here is very important:

> My concern is that chromium on Linux, unlike on Windows, has serious RTL
> and complex text layout issues, all have been reported for months now,
> and not yet fixed, so replacing a browser with excellent language
> support with a broken one is a step backwards and whoever is taking that
> decision should consider that.

That's true—Chromium fails horribly at displaying various languages.  A 
lot of bugs have been filed, but until they are fixed the browser is not 
ready for a worldwide audience.

One of the bugs I saw on Google's issue tracker may shed some light on 
the problem: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=39190

This suggests that font spacing breaks on GNU/Linux systems with fonts 
that do not have the "x" character.


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