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#1 2021-01-06 09:33:09

ulke
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Registered: 2011-04-29
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Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

In Evolution under Gnome/Wayland, the part of the window that shows the message content (including From, To, Subject etc.) has pretty awful font rendering for me:

Wayland

When I start the Gnome session using Xorg, everything is fine:

Xorg

No other applications seem to have this problem, and even in Evolution everything except the message part of the window looks fine. Selecting a different font does not improve the rendering.

Using Evolution 3.38.2-1 and Gnome Shell 1:3.38.2+22+g3a343a8aa-1, mutter 3.38.2+7+gfbb9a34f2-1

Before I write a bug report: has anybody else seen (and hopefully solved) this?

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#2 2021-01-12 08:23:47

toobaz
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Registered: 2021-01-12
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Re: Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

@ulke did you find a solution/file a bug report? I have the same problem (in Debian).

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#3 2021-01-24 16:57:38

ulke
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Re: Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

Sorry toobaz, for some reason I'm not subscribed to this topic so I didn't see your reply. Haven't found a solution but haven't really looked either. To tell you the truth, after almost 20 years of being a desktop Linux user I've pretty much run out of patience. I'm done chasing down stupid bugs. I only have one desktop machine left that the kids use -- but this has decided to just ignore the language settings, which makes it almost useless, and nobody seems to have any idea why.

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#4 2021-02-06 13:48:41

beedaddy
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Registered: 2015-02-26
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Re: Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

I have exactly the same problem. Fonts are extremely ugly (only) in Evolution. @toobaz, did you find a solution?

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#5 2021-02-06 14:39:58

ulke
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Registered: 2011-04-29
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Re: Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

I decided to give it one last go. There's a bug report here. Apparently it's a bug in WebKit that doesn't like being sandboxed… or something. Evolution devs don't feel this is their problem. It looks like nobody is interested in even following up. They just don't care.

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#6 2021-02-08 06:37:06

beedaddy
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Registered: 2015-02-26
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Re: Font rendering partly broken in Evolution under Gnome/Wayland

It seems that WebKitGTK ignores system wide font settings (/etc/fonts). If I make user-specific font settings (~/.config/fontconfig), e.g. the "Hinted Fonts" part from here, the display problems are gone.

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