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QML can't see font ascender on Embedded device

  • Hi All,

    I have some problems to correctly visualize the font Helvetica Neue LT Std Font on an embedded device. The problem is that i 'cant see the part of the characters that are in the ascender area of the font, for example i can't see the accent of the char "À". But also for example the symbol ^ above the char "ê" is cutten. Checking the font with fontdrop.info i can confirm that the part of the characters that are cutten is the part in the ascender area.0_1568723941225_font_ascender.PNG

    If i run the application on PC, it works fine.
    My embedded device is based on a iMx6 ULL processor. The screen resolution is 800x480.

    Below the test code I am using. I'm using Qt5.8.0 both for embedded and PC.


        QGuiApplication app(argc, argv);
        QtQuick2ApplicationViewer viewer;
        // Force orientation to see Maliit in landscape orientation
        QFont font("HelveticaNeueLTStd");
        QObject::connect((QObject*)viewer.engine(), SIGNAL(quit()), &app, SLOT(quit()));
        return app.exec();


    import QtQuick 2.6
    import QtQuick.Window 2.2
    Window {
        visible: true
        width: 800
        height: 480
        Text {
            id: textEdit
            text: qsTr("ÀÀÀ")
            font.pointSize: 24
            verticalAlignment: Text.AlignVCenter
            anchors.top: parent.top
            anchors.horizontalCenter: parent.horizontalCenter
            anchors.topMargin: 20



  • @carols is it possible that you run any other non-Qt application in that device to see what happens with the font in that case?

  • @Pablo J. Rogina thanks for your reply! Unfortunately is not easy for me in this moment to try with a no Qt Application. Do you think it could be related to the configuration of fonts on my embedded platform?

  • @carols said in QML can't see font ascender on Embedded device:

    Do you think it could be related to the configuration of fonts on my embedded platform?

    I cannot tell for sure, but I do remember some issues in the forum due to the actual font file in the device not the exact same file in the PC although having the same name...

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    Did you check that you are actually getting the font you are requesting on your device ?

  • @SGaist thanks for the reply! Yes the font is the one that i'm requesting. I made this test: i changed the font with a font editor, i moved the letter "À" in way that the symbol above the A is under the line "ascender". In this way i can see the letter correctly. So it is a confirm that the font that i'm using is the correct one and that the problem is in the visualization of the symbol or of the part of a character that are above the "ascender" line. Please help!

  • After other tests i verified that this issue is related to some problem in the rendering of the font.
    So in the end i chose a simpler solution: i edited the font moving the "ascender" line upper in a way that now all the symbols are under this line. And now i can see alle the symbols correctly!

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    Glad you found a solution and thanks for sharing !

    That's a nice trick !

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