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#1 2008-08-04 18:29:48

skottish
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Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

I have been using icedtea6 from AUR for months now and I just replaced it with openjdk6 from testing. icedtea6 had ugly fonts, but openjdk6 has severely ugly fonts. It's not too horrible with regular fonts, but it is with bold. A good test is the Font2DTest:

java -jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk/demo/jfc/Font2DTest/Font2DTest.jar

Does anyone know whether it's possible yet to get good fonts in openjdk6? If so, how?

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#2 2008-08-05 16:20:29

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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

Bump to end the ugliness.

I need to set anti-aliasing on globally for openjdk before my eyes start to bleed. I've been searching for a long time trying to figure out how to do this. I thought that it might use fontconfig, but so far it's ignoring the settings. Someone? Anyone? After all, this is going to be the default Java for Arch here pretty soon.

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#3 2009-05-17 18:17:36

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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

Hi... Has anyone managed to solve this problem of un-anti-aliased fonts...?


It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious - A N Whitehead

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#4 2009-08-05 15:51:12

Ranguvar
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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

Problem is still here in openjdk6, not in jre/jdk.

I think it is related to: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=495988
Our fontconfig.properties.src is correct, but we have no compilefontconfig.jar, so I cannot try what the bug reporter mentioned, "java -jar compilefontconfig.jar fontconfig.config fontconfig.bfc".
In Ubuntu, they added that file in 6b10-1: "* Install compilefontconfig.jar in openjdk-6-jre-lib package."

Should we have that file?

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#5 2009-10-18 22:31:57

mathieui
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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

Bump.
Still not fixed.
And that hurts, really.

java -jar /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/demo/jfc/Font2DTest/Font2DTest.jar

gives an option for antialiasing, and it's much better with this, but I don't know where I can set up that option.
(yes, I'm bringing back this topic from its grave, but it an important issue…)

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#6 2009-10-18 22:43:29

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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

Since I started this thread the official JRE supports 64 bit and this wiki page came up. I can't tell how good it is because I only go to one page that uses Java anymore.

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Jav … _-_Sun_JRE

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#7 2009-10-18 23:18:37

mathieui
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Re: Severely ugly fonts in openjdk6 from testing

That does not work, but thanks ^^
(I still haven't tried everything, but I'll try later)

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