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#1 2013-01-29 22:43:45

Registered: 2008-06-23
Posts: 106

Font rendering differences between Xfce and KDE


I am using both KDE and Xfce (mostly Xfce with KDE apps) and I observed that there is a font rendering difference between Gtk (Xfce) and QT (KDE) apps.
In both desktop environments I use dejavu sans font, size 9 and I have set RGB subpixel rendering and hinting to full.
I created some screenshots of dolphin and thunar to illustrate the differences (right click and select view image to see the screenshots in full resolution)
Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2

Can somebody help me to make gtk app fonts to look the same as qt ones? Or at least tell me why there is this difference.
Thank you.


#2 2013-01-30 11:27:15

Registered: 2008-03-01
Posts: 140

Re: Font rendering differences between Xfce and KDE

I cant tell you why there is a difference, but this page may help you.
I ended up installing the Ubuntu patched packages in the AUR, but there are different options.

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Cinnamon is a wonderful desktop
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