[Bug 856239] fuzzy font rendering (Liberation 2 regression)

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Tue Dec 4 15:24:13 UTC 2012

Product: Fedora

--- Comment #132 from Mike FABIAN <mfabian at redhat.com> ---
(In reply to comment #131)
> > yes.
> > 
> > It is obvious when you magnify it with some tool, but I see it even with the
> > naked eye from 1 metre distance form the monitor.
> Oh magnifying with a tool does not count of course, because magnifyed obect
> cannot employ the subpixel effect.

Of course, therefore I took care to mention that I can see it with the naked
eye from 1 metre distance from my monitor.

But the magnifying clearly shows that subpixel hinting has been used and what
colours have been used.

I prefer sharp byte code hinting with gray-scale antialiasing.

I just used "DejaVu Sans Mono" with autohint=false, hintstyle=hintfull and
rgba=rgb in my terminal for a while, I don’t like it, I clearly see
the colour fringes, it quickly annoys me. I really prefer gray-scale
anti-aliasing, at least with the current implementation of subpixel hinting
in freetype 2.4.8. Maybe the new implementation is better, I did not
yet test it. 

But these things really seem to depend on user preference, it is
hard to say what is "best" here.

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