[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 12592] New: REGRESSION: Safari uses different font randomly in Japanese.

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           Summary: REGRESSION: Safari uses different font randomly in
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 420+ (nightly)
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.4
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: InRadar
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Text
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: mjs at apple.com

2006-08-16 19:18:33 Masayuki Shibatani:
It looks Safari uses 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W6' instead of 'W3' defined in
css to render the page.

Attached style.css file doesn't define 'Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W6'. (Actually
they defined "ヒラギノ角ゴ Pro W3"(Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W3. We also
see "Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro" defined in style.css but it doesn't define W3 or
W6. I’m not sure it will cause the problem.)

See attached screen shot. I marked red underline to point problematic
characters. The blue underline indicates likely problematic.

The actual URL was

1. Install Leopard 9A241 English primary as Japanese Country Region and Kotoeri
as default keyboard.
2. Open attached archive file.
3. Print it as PDF file (The PDF file is also attached.)
4. Select problematic text and copy & pate into TextEdit.
5. Prove the fonts in the text.

Actual: Safari uses different font randomly in Japanese.

Expected: Shouldn't change font randomly and don't use undefined fonts.

2006-08-16 19:24:56 Masayuki Shibatani:
There is no problem on London 8J134.

2006-08-16 20:38:42 Yosuke Kurita:
I'm not sure who's at fault, but WebKit team might be able to pinpoint the
cause - <rdar://problem/4672333>.  I hope it's not us... 

2006-08-19 13:15:48 Julio Gonzalez:
Sending to WebKit for more info.

2006-08-24 18:48:11 Stephanie Lewis:
This is a regression from Safari 2.0.4.  Happens in Leopard 9A250.

2006-08-29 10:23:48 Alice Liu:
Safari BRB Reviewed  - we need to test with TOT on tiger. 

2006-12-21 16:14:38 Darin Adler:
I'm pretty sure this is simply a case where a font doesn't cover all the
characters. We then use these AppKit calls:

    [NSFont findFontLike:forString:withRange:inLanguage:]
    [NSFont findFontLike:forCharacter:inLanguage:]

to find a suitable font. We've long been told that these calls can give
different results on different systems, so this might not be a regression at


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