Font rendering in F13

drago01 drago01 at
Sun May 23 19:51:53 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Gianluca Sforna <giallu at> wrote:
> On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Roberto Ragusa <mail at> wrote:
>> I'm well aware that many people have different tastes about font
>> readability and that I'm probably out of the majority (who
>> wants "like on Windows" rendering). This awareness was actually
>> the reason of my post: to have guys remember that not everyone
>> welcomes the bci.
> Actually, one of the first questions I get from users switching from
> Ubuntu is why our fonts look worse than theirs.
> As of today, I haven't a good answer, if anyone knows better I'd
> really love to hear where we differ and if/how we plan to close the
> gap.

We neither do have the BCI nor the subpixel hinter enabled.

The patents for the former expired but apparently some fonts look
worse with it so we decided to disable it.
(I have been running with it enabled for years and for me stuff does
look _way_ better with the bci ... but well this is a subjective

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