Fix font rendering on Arch #28

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oconnor663 opened this Issue Apr 18, 2013 · 7 comments

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oconnor663 commented Apr 18, 2013

Fonts seem nice an pretty on Ubuntu, but jagged on Arch (with Ubuntu-patched packages). Fix that.

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oconnor663 commented Apr 22, 2013

Here's what I'm seeing on Arch: http://i.imgur.com/fU9jNDx.png
vs on Ubuntu: http://i.imgur.com/mTFhZ1a.png

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oconnor663 commented May 17, 2013

Ok, the source of my problem is that Gnome 3 tends to override some system font settings with its own configs. In this case, Gnome was using hinting=full, which was giving the awful jagged fonts. Setting hinting=slight and antialiasing=rgba in the gnome-tweak-tool and then restarting fbmessenger seems to fix all my issues: http://i.imgur.com/hD3rJFr.png

Jury's still out on exactly how I should be configuring my system, but at least this isn't an fbmessenger problem :p

@oconnor663 oconnor663 closed this May 17, 2013

I tried out gnome and went back to kde, but the fonts stays the same in kde, how do I revert that?
I tried installing, gnome tweak to and do what you described, but it didn't help.

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oconnor663 commented May 24, 2013

I haven't used KDE in a while, but any chance this helps? http://www.maketecheasier.com/get-great-looking-fonts-in-kde/2011/10/26

The fonts looks great in KDE, and have the same settings as on the page, it's only fbmessenger's fonts to looks horrible.

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oconnor663 commented Jun 10, 2013

Sorry for not responding for a while. I'm not a KDE user, so I'd appreciate tips from anyone here who might be. Could you list your distro and version, for reproing?

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