[tex-live] Palatino / figbas - ligatures for baroque music corrupting web pages(?!)
andrew at acooke.org
Mon Jan 10 15:40:05 CET 2011
I originally reported this as a bug to OpenSuse, who have replied saying that I
need to take it "upstream", which I think means you guys.
When I viewed web pages with Palatino fonts (in any web browser) I was seeing
strange versions of the digits 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9. I eventually traced this to
the file /usr/share/texmf/fonts/type1/public/figbas/plrj.pfb - deleting that
file and rebuilding the font cache fixed the issue.
In short, it seems that file defines ligatures for the digits mentioned which
for "figured-bass notation in baroque music". But somehow they are being applied
to Palatino as replacements for the "normal" digits.
There's a lot of information here - https://www.quora.com/Typefaces/Why-is-
expand the "more" under the question link to see everything). That includes
images of the problem.
The OpenSuse bug report is here - https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?
If this still is not the correct place to report this, please can you tell me
who to talk to? I realise that it looks a little like one of those annoying
bugs that could be the responsibility of a number of people and, therefore, that
no-one wants to look at it. Unfortunately I don't understand fonts enough to
take it further than the information above, but it looks really bad in the web
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