[Bug 708525] New: hinting turned off even for large fonts

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Summary: hinting turned off even for large fonts


           Summary: hinting turned off even for large fonts
           Product: Fedora
           Version: 15
          Platform: Unspecified
        OS/Version: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: unspecified
          Priority: unspecified
         Component: pango
        AssignedTo: behdad at fedoraproject.org
        ReportedBy: horsley1953 at gmail.com
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: behdad at fedoraproject.org,
                    fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org
    Classification: Fedora
      Story Points: ---

Created attachment 501397
  --> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=501397
Screen shot of office writer document with different size fonts in same

Description of problem:

On my fedora 15 system, the fonts all render terribly by default, being
completely thin and spindly. After much investigation, I find various
settings down in the /etc/fonts config files to do things like turn
off hinting for fonts smaller than 7.5 (what units 7.5 are in, I'm not
sure), but in fact hinting seems to be turned off for fonts up to
point size 13 as the attached screenshot of a libreoffice document
seems to show.

So many pieces are involved in font rendering, I don't know for sure
if pango is the right component for this, but it is my best guess.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1.See screenshot of office writer image

Actual results:
All fonts 13 points and under rendered incredibly spindly.

Expected results:
Better font rendering.

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