[Bug 1036220] Font hinting and aliasing not properly configured on fresh Fedora 19 install.

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Mon Dec 30 19:06:38 UTC 2013


--- Comment #2 from AGS <alxgrtnstrngl at gmail.com> ---
Looking at that bug #1035486 and doing some further testing I've come to the
conclusion that following is the bare minimum to make things look right:


As well as installing the 'freetype-freeworld' package also improved things and
eliminated any issues mentioned in #1035486.  

You were right, either using Gnome or Mate, the desktop shell RGBA and
hint-slight settings fixed most issues in most places but applications like
browsers that are more or less using their own built-in rendering for fonts are
the most severely affected. This is critical because browsers are the single
most important core application and the most frequently used.  Font rendering
in browsers needs to be at parity with Mac OS and Windows 7/8, this can be
achieved by simple configuration.  I also don't know the status of
'freetype-freeworld' and why it's not included but it should be installed by

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