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#1 2013-02-01 04:29:25

s0l1dsnak3123
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Need a bit of help with font rendering

Hey guys,

I just bought the pragmata pro font and installed it on my terminal (termite), however, as you can see from the image below, it doesn't seem to render correctly:
TYjlL4q.png

You can see the same problem here (allbeit less pronounced because of the inverted colours) in font-manager against a white background:
zb72V55.png

You can see from the font's website that it shouldn't look like that: http://www.fsd.it/fonts/pragmatapro.htm#.UQtEJFn7zmE

I'm not entirely sure what to do about it?

JH

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#2 2013-02-01 05:11:21

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Re: Need a bit of help with font rendering

How have you configured your font rendering if at all? See:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration

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#3 2013-02-01 08:18:24

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Re: Need a bit of help with font rendering

I can see the subpixel artefacts right away; looks like your anti-aliasing / hinting settings don't play nicely with that font. For a quick fix you could try installing the Infinality patches for freetype2 and fontconfig, available from AUR. I use the -ubuntu ones myself.


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#4 2013-02-01 14:33:37

s0l1dsnak3123
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Re: Need a bit of help with font rendering

Hey Guys,

I tried the ubuntu config, but it doesn't seem to make any difference:

- I ran pacaur -S freetype2-ubuntu fontconfig-ubuntu cairo-ubuntu
- I used the "sharp fonts" config from here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … g_Examples

And temite looks like this:
z5XNrae.png

So there is an improvement, but it's not quite perfect yet! The question is, am I going to get better results by tweaking what I have now, or by going with another kind of patch? Could you give me some pointers in the right direction (can you tell I know nothing about font rendering!?)

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#5 2013-02-01 16:04:48

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Re: Need a bit of help with font rendering

Does the font display correctly in other programs (text editors, different terminals, etc)?

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#6 2013-02-01 16:13:51

s0l1dsnak3123
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Re: Need a bit of help with font rendering

In font-manager I see the same thing LMH4oXc.png. I wish I could change the colour of the background and font to pronounce the problem in font-manager, but it's definitely there!

Edit: for comparison, here's source code pro on the same size: ItEKF7T.png

Last edited by s0l1dsnak3123 (2013-02-01 16:16:30)

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