[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [9] request for review: 8078382: Wrong glyph is displayed for a derived font

Andrew Brygin andrew.brygin at oracle.com
Thu Jul 16 13:08:13 UTC 2015

Hi Phil,

  another option to avoid the problem is to be a bit more specific 
regarding the
  required font when we obtaining  lcd glyph from GDI.
  If we specify a particular name of the font which we used to construct the
  glyph vector, then we will get glyphs exactly for desired characters:


  This change affects only the case of lcd glyphs on windows,
  it reduces the scope of required testing.

  However, there seems to be a copy&paste error in FontFamily.java:
  on lines 340 - 341 we check that bold font fits our needs but use italic
  anyway. Was it done by purpose, or this is really an error?


On 7/15/2015 7:25 PM, Phil Race wrote:
> This probably needs more examination and perhaps a more complex fix.
> The observation that GDI bases bold-italic on the bold version not the
> italic version is an implementation choice just as we had done the
> opposite. It is possible some other time it does the opposite or some
> other platform does the opposite. I have supposed it is harder to
> synthesise italic than to do 'over-strike'. And this GDI usage
> applies only to LCD glyphs.
> Maybe what we need to do is see if we can detect the cases when
> GDI and JDK  disagree on the actual font and remap the glyph id.
> -phil.
> On 7/15/15 4:12 AM, Andrew Brygin wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  could you please review a fix for 8078382?
>> bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8078382
>> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~bae/8078382/9/webrev.00/
>>  The problem is caused by following peculiarity of the Code New
>>  Roman font: this font provides plain, italic and bold variants.
>>  In bold and italic variants of the font, different glyphs
>>  correspond to the apostrophe character (0039):
>> bold: 0039 -> 0x250 (592)
>> italic: 0039 -> 0x256 (598)
>>  So, we translate character to glyphs using italic variant
>>  of the font, and then request glyph images from GDI.
>>  However, GDI uses the bold variant of the font in order
>>  to compose glyph images for artificial bold-italic variant,
>>  and we have got a glyph image for ® instead of apostrophe.
>>  Suggested fix is to select bold variant (if possible) as a
>>  base for artificial bold-italic.
>>  There is no regression test because it requires a specific font
>>  to be installed on a test system. The font can be found here:
>>  http://www.dafont.com/code-new-roman.font
>> Please take a look.
>> Thanks,
>> Andrew

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