[Bug 708525] hinting turned off even for large fonts

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--- Comment #4 from James Cloos <cloos at jhcloos.com> 2011-05-27 19:17:32 EDT ---
I took a look at the attachment 501397.

The DejaVu and Liberation examples there are rendered with hinting enabled.

Specifically native hinted grayscale rendering.

That is how those fonts were engineered to appear.

>From the description, I suspect you are used to freetype’s autohinted rendering
and would like it back.

The easiest way is to enable the 10-autohint.conf fontconfig file.

In general, that would mean doing:

:; ln -s ../conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

as root or adding:


to your ~/.fonts.conf if you do not want to change it for all users.

Fedora might have moved fontconfig’s /etc/fonts/conf.avail to /usr/share (there
was talk of doing that; I do not know the outcome).

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