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Font rendering and blurry fonts

Hi,

something changed between F24 and F26 (even F25) regarding font
rendering and I can't figure out what it is. On F24, fonts were crispy
clear with full hinting and antialiasing. On F25+, fonts are quite
blurry even with the same hinting and antialiasing settings. I'm using
XFCE and didn't change any settings. I didn't upgrade, but reinstalled
F26. I would like to fix this because it's killing my eyes. Any idea
what has changed or what to install/remove/reconfigure to bring the
old rendering back?

Cheers,

Comments

Re: Font rendering and blurry fonts

By Tomasz Torcz at 08/10/2017 - 04:20

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 09:25:41AM +0200, Jan Synacek wrote:
See bugs like

Bug 1470509 - freetype/harfbuzz fc25->fc26 turns to ugly rendering
<a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1470509" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1470509">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1470509</a>

Bug 1469712 - font antialiasing/hinting is not working on Fedora 26
<a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1469712" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1469712">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1469712</a>

Re: Font rendering and blurry fonts

By Todd Zullinger at 08/10/2017 - 03:59

Hi Jan,

Jan Synacek wrote:
There was a similar thread on the users list a few weeks ago:

<a href="https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/ ... at lists dot fedoraproject.org/thread/3ADWVN5FVYH2Z5KGW4VXKWVEC2K7DCCK/#JSMS2SZQDC7TT76VQYSYKKEMDPDJU7QB" title="https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/ ... at lists dot fedoraproject.org/thread/3ADWVN5FVYH2Z5KGW4VXKWVEC2K7DCCK/#JSMS2SZQDC7TT76VQYSYKKEMDPDJU7QB">https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/ ... at lists dot fedoraproject....</a>

Maybe the effects of the freetype v40 truetype interpreter is what
you're seeing and forcing the v35 interpreter as mentioned will help?