[Bug 466369] font rendering is messed up after 20081007 changes

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Sat Oct 11 18:04:37 UTC 2008

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--- Comment #19 from Michal Jaegermann <michal at harddata.com>  2008-10-11 14:04:36 EDT ---
> ... mangled text display is a symptom of broken xorg graphic driver

I was wondering about that and this sounds now like a more
feasible explanation.  It is hard to pinpoint those troubles
on something like freetype and damage seems to be more elusive
that one would expect from errors in just a rendering engine.
"Now you see, now you don't" happens all the time with
seemingly unconsequential changes.  OTOH when a damage is
observed then it looks consistent through the same glyph
anywhere on a screen.  Can that be reconciled with a broken
graphic driver?

Contrary to comment #17 at least k3b (which is KDE/Qt program)
did show font problems - in some circumstances.  That it was
harder to notice that it could be just fonts used there and/or
their sizes.  As I noted before LucidaTypewriter turned out
to be surprisingly robust with all of this.

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