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#1 2012-11-15 13:39:54

Matt3o
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From: Firenze, Italy
Registered: 2007-09-13
Posts: 126

gnome 3.6 font smoothing

is it just me or since one of the latest gnome updates font smoothing got noticeably better?

I use the following fonts config, but a couple of days ago small fonts (especially bold ones) weren't so good.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
  <match target="font" >
      <edit mode="assign" name="autohint" >
          <bool>true</bool>
      </edit>
  </match>
  <match target="font" >
      <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
          <const>none</const>
      </edit>
  </match>
  <match target="font" >
      <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
          <bool>false</bool>
      </edit>
  </match>
  <match target="font" >
      <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
          <const>hintslight</const>
      </edit>
  </match>
  <match target="font" >
      <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
          <bool>true</bool>
      </edit>
  </match>
</fontconfig>

Am I crazy?

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#2 2012-11-15 14:13:40

hadrons123
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From: chennai
Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

Can show us screenshot if possible?
Did you consider using AUR packages infinality or ubuntu freetype?

Last edited by hadrons123 (2012-11-15 14:13:59)


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#3 2012-11-15 14:20:06

Matt3o
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From: Firenze, Italy
Registered: 2007-09-13
Posts: 126

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

I swear smoothing wasn't this good a couple of days ago smile Something must have changed... I'm not arguing, I love the new font smoothing. I was just trying to understand what changed (if anything actually changed... maybe I'm just drunk)

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#4 2012-11-15 14:24:35

hadrons123
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From: chennai
Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

Must be the cairo update.

If you have not used infinality I suggest it  for you , for the best font smoothing results.


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#5 2012-11-15 14:33:50

Matt3o
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From: Firenze, Italy
Registered: 2007-09-13
Posts: 126

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

hadrons123 wrote:

If you have not used infinality I suggest it  for you , for the best font smoothing results.

I'll have a look at it, thanks! Do you have it installed? Would you post a screenshot of the test page if you get the time? http://www.infinality.net/files/font.html

Last edited by Matt3o (2012-11-15 14:35:05)

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#6 2012-11-15 16:17:13

Ledti
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Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

Matt3o wrote:
hadrons123 wrote:

If you have not used infinality I suggest it  for you , for the best font smoothing results.

I'll have a look at it, thanks! Do you have it installed? Would you post a screenshot of the test page if you get the time? http://www.infinality.net/files/font.html

Here are a few examples using the fontconfig-infinality-git and freetype2-infinality packages:

Arial (ttf-ms-win8 is installed)
Dejavu Sans
Droid Sans
Paprika (ttf-google-webfonts)

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#7 2012-11-15 16:21:28

hadrons123
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From: chennai
Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

screenshotfrom201211152.png


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#8 2012-11-15 17:34:28

Matt3o
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From: Firenze, Italy
Registered: 2007-09-13
Posts: 126

Re: gnome 3.6 font smoothing

thanks guys! gotta install it

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