Font rendering, 2015

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Jun 9 16:35:40 UTC 2015


On Tue, 2015-06-09 at 12:13 -0400, Alex G.S. wrote:
> This is one of the biggest UI issues I have with Fedora post-install, 
> the fonts are very jarring versus the whole Ubuntu/Mac/Windows 
> experience.  It's a non-ideal way to present Workstation to new 
> users.  I've actually filed a bug about this:
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1036220
> 
> What I don't understand is why Ubuntu has great fonts hinting by 
> default despite these patents being out there.  Do they use a 
> different package or configuration of the existing patent-free 
> Freetype?  
> 


Ubuntu is incorporated in the Isle of Man where they do not have a
patent treaty preventing them from distributing this content. Fedora is
required to follow US laws regarding patent and copyright.
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