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devnull10 11-16-2010 05:09 PM

Who likes the new fonts then?
 
I personally am not a fan - when typing this thread now it kind of looks too "comic-sans" for me! I dunno, maybe it'll grow on me?

coralfang 11-16-2010 05:10 PM

Hmm at first the changes were easily noticable, i think i've gotten used to it already though. Some fonts do look nicer, mostly the mono variants seem smoother around the edges.

devnull10 11-16-2010 05:13 PM

It's buggered my conky weather alignment up - just noticed that the temperatures don't line up any more. Job for another day that I think though - more pressing matters at the moment unfortunately like merging .new files!

volkerdi 11-16-2010 05:19 PM

Upstream at least liked the previously patented bytecode interpreter enough to make it the new default and treat the change as a day of celebration. Myself, I'm not entirely sure. I use all free fonts, and my understanding is that most of those don't include bytecode. However, I will say this -- the fonts look much closer to the rendering on Windows and OS X, and the rendering on other Linux distributions is also likely to be pretty close to this.

I'm pretty much used to it now, but it wasn't love at first sight. Had to change a few things in Firefox.

Didn't vote. ;-)

devnull10 11-16-2010 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by volkerdi (Post 4161181)
the fonts look much closer to the rendering on Windows and OS X

I think that is probably the issue. ;)

Hangaber 11-18-2010 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by devnull10 (Post 4161178)
It's buggered my conky weather alignment up - just noticed that the temperatures don't line up any more.
[..]

Same here, weather, conkyHD1, and the date.
If you find a solution, please let me know, thanks!

vdemuth 11-18-2010 01:39 PM

Have a quite strange font problem here where everything looks OK at first glance, but when you look closely, and most noticable on websites, any letter with a sloped element to it, (i.e. x,w,k) look almost as if every alternate vertical/horizontal pixel in missing and it therefore gives the impression of being washed out. This also affects the drop down menus' in both Firefox, Seamonkey and Google Chrome, but not native KDE programs. Anyone come across this and know what might be causing it?

dive 11-18-2010 01:49 PM

tHe nEw fOnTs lOoK fInE tO mE

stormtracknole 11-18-2010 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hangaber (Post 4163440)
Same here, weather, conkyHD1, and the date.
If you find a solution, please let me know, thanks!

Try running this code as root:
Code:

ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.available/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
Restart your X session afterwards. That "should" almost make your fonts look like the previous version.

rpedrica 11-18-2010 04:11 PM

I've tried the trick above and it's definitely better although still not as good as before. I'm almost used to it now though.

stormtracknole 11-18-2010 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rpedrica (Post 4163606)
I've tried the trick above and it's definitely better although still not as good as before. I'm almost used to it now though.

It's "close" enough. I have tried the cleartype version which also look very good. But that requires rebuilding a few packages.

amiga32 11-18-2010 06:27 PM

Using the autohinter is just going to override the bytecode interpreter. Go back and recompile freetype without the bytecode interpreter and don't use autohinting if you want the old school defaults.

dc_eros 11-18-2010 07:27 PM

So the new fonts are the one I noticed something strange in my slack. Maybe I have to tweak my settings.


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