I had originally hoped to have fonts committed into the IcedTea repository last week, but unfortunately we didn’t make it (I was away all week on RHCE training). During this time, however, Kyle Galloway continued working on the fonts and we have now committed the entire patch – including working metrics – into IcedTea.
This font implementation is not perfect; it only covers basic functionality until Sun releases their more comprehensive font work. Specifically, the following are known not to work:
- Vertical layouts
- Non-English characters might not all display
- Some occasional glyph sizing problems
- Sub-pixel LCD anti-aliasing
If anyone comes across any more problems (and I’m sure there are other bugs), we’d really appreciate a bug report in the IcedTea bugzilla so we can take a look at it.
Also, be aware that other encumbrances remain (path widening and anti-aliased rendering), so not all graphical applications will work yet; a full bootstrap build is also required for graphics support at the moment.