The font used for lyrics displays foreign characters incorrectly.

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The font used for lyrics displays foreign characters incorrectly.

omegaozelot
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Premium

Country

Singapore

 

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A Lenovo

Operating System

Windows 11 Insider Preview

 

My Question or Issue

The font used for lyrics does not display certain characters correctly. Note that this isn't an issue with iOS and Android Spotify. It seems like this only affects

  • Letters with more than one diacritic attached (e.g. ὅ)
  • Letters with unrecognized diacritics attached (e.g. )

Letters with two diacritics isolate the second diacritic as a separate character floating next to it (which makes it look super odd).

This isn't Latin-script specific. You will see in the images attached that it's also a problem with lyrics in Ancient Greek, so it's clearly something to do with Unicode combining characters not displaying properly. This isn't an issue in the iOS version of Spotify, so I'd suggest changing the desktop font to match the font used in the iOS version, or at least a font that renders these symbols correctly.

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Alex
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Hey @omegaozelot,

 

Thanks for the information.

 

We've passed this on to the right folks at Spotify, who'll look into the matter further 🙂

 

Cheers!

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Alex
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Hey @omegaozelot,

 

Thanks for bringing this info to the Community.

 

In order to report this to the right folks at Spotify it would be great if you can share the URI/ Links to those songs, as well as screenshots of how Lyrics look on your mobile devices for these songs.

 

Cheers.

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Alex
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Hey @omegaozelot,

 

Thanks for the information.

 

We've passed this on to the right folks at Spotify, who'll look into the matter further 🙂

 

Cheers!

AlexModerator
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