Font rendering and blurry fonts


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?



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
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Bug 1469712 - font antialiasing/hinting is not working on Fedora 26
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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=" ... at lists dot" title=" ... at lists dot"> ... 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?