Bug 18552

Summary: [Gtk] Downloadable fonts don't work with pango backend
Product: WebKit Reporter: Luca Ferretti <elle.uca>
Component: WebKitGTKAssignee: Nobody <webkit-unassigned>
Severity: Normal CC: alp, dr.khaled.hosny, jmalonzo, mrobinson, otte
Priority: P2 Keywords: Gtk
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux   
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 20783    
Description Flags
Downloadable fonts with Pango backend
Downloadable fonts with Freetype backend none

Description Luca Ferretti 2008-04-17 12:46:06 PDT
As per summary, the downloadable fonts feature described here[1] don't works with pango backend in my WebKit build (using jhbuild).

This seems a pango only bug: in fact trying midori browser installed by distro (using svn release 29752), the same feauture works fine. See attached screenshots.

[1] http://www.alistapart.com/d/cssatten/nels.html
Comment 1 Luca Ferretti 2008-04-17 12:49:15 PDT
Created attachment 20633 [details]
Downloadable fonts with Pango backend

The screenshots shows Epiphany running on recent (5~6 hours ago) WebKit checkout. I don't know if donwloadable fonts was downloaded, but of course wasn't used :-(
Comment 2 Luca Ferretti 2008-04-17 12:52:53 PDT
Created attachment 20634 [details]
Downloadable fonts with Freetype backend

To quickly check if this was a Pango only bug, I tried the same page with midori browser shipped with Ubuntu 8.04. WebKit installed by package libwebkitgtk1d_0~svn29752-1_i386.deb
Comment 3 Alp Toker 2008-04-23 05:58:02 PDT

Pango upstream is missing support to load fonts from memory -- I believe the bug was reported to b.g.o years ago but I don't have a reference to hand. The Pango backend can't become the default until this is fixed.
Comment 4 Luca Ferretti 2008-04-23 12:32:17 PDT
Updated WebKit module on jhbuild to not force pango backend.

Alp, we could open a new pango bug...
Comment 5 Benjamin Otte 2008-05-02 05:00:22 PDT
This is http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347237
Comment 6 Martin Robinson 2012-12-11 01:43:31 PST
There is no longer a Pango backend after http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/137263.