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View Poll Results: Do you like the look of the fonts in 13.37
Yes. 51 51.00%
No. 30 30.00%
Like I give a ...... My eyesight is so bad it makes no difference. 19 19.00%
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:28 AM   #16
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I notice no difference in fonts on any computer i use.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 10:10 AM   #17
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I rebuilt freetype and uncommented the Microsoft patents line and rebuilt fontconfig with dugan's patches. In the past, I would also rebuild libXft and cairo with dugan's patches, but I don't think that is necessary anymore.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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Yes, I like them; it saves me a step that was necessary in the past, namely to recompile freetype with the bytecode interpreter enabled.

But with the bytecode interpreter enabled, the best fonts to use are well-hinted fonts with antialiasing disabled for smaller sizes. See my 5-step process and local.conf file posted in the "Slackware64 13.37 Font Ugliness" thread for a sample configuration.

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:35 PM   #19
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Rather ugly until I antialiased all bold fonts.

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Old 04-30-2011, 03:45 PM   #20
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I've got to agree with this. Before I read C+H hints I thought I'd either have to permanently use XFCE or switch back to 13.1 as the fonts in KDE were so bad. They actually strained my eyes in certain applications and where effectively unusable. The hint in C+H has put everything back to normal. I think some people must have a very different set up than me because if everyone had the same look to their fonts as I had then no one would vote YES!
Thanks! The hint in C&H did the trick for KDE.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #21
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I've got to agree with this. Before I read C+H hints I thought I'd either have to permanently use XFCE or switch back to 13.1 as the fonts in KDE were so bad. They actually strained my eyes in certain applications and where effectively unusable. The hint in C+H has put everything back to normal.
I tried to link 10-autohint but no good. In addition it put my konsole caret to the wrong place.

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I think some people must have a very different set up than me because if everyone had the same look to their fonts as I had then no one would vote YES!
You are right.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 05:13 PM   #22
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I just changed my fonts back to the old method using the information found in http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar..._AND_HINTS.TXT, and from the number of threads about this subject I'm probably not the only one.

samac
I voted No.
Thanks for the tip though. Looks a lot better now.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #23
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can someone post a screenshot of these new fonts... i don't have time to install 13.37 for a few weeks, but really want to see what the fonts look like
 
Old 05-01-2011, 07:19 AM   #24
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can someone post a screenshot of these new fonts... i don't have time to install 13.37 for a few weeks, but really want to see what the fonts look like
Had to write a config file to antialias bold fonts, otherwise ...
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:45 AM   #25
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Had to write a config file to antialias bold fonts, otherwise ...
crap... that does not look good...
 
Old 05-01-2011, 07:51 AM   #26
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Had to write a config file to antialias bold fonts, otherwise ...
That's strange because it doesn't look like that for me, it looks a lot better than both of those. I guess I can post a sample if you want.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 08:36 AM   #27
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but in reality this looks better
only thing that i make was to setup DPI (force fonts DPI )to 96 in kde systems settings
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:21 AM   #28
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Here's what fonts look like for me.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #29
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Here's what fonts look like for me.
Try to set the anti-aliases to "slight" in your system settings.

Kind regards
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:29 AM   #30
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hmmm. I haven't seen much change on my system... and to answer the poll question, yes, I do like the fonts.

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