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

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Thu Nov 13 14:19:01 UTC 2014


--- Comment #7 from AGS <alxgrtnstrngl at gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Akira TAGOH from comment #6)
> (In reply to AGS from comment #4)
> > Akira, unfortunately I think this is a related issue but not exactly a
> > duplicate of the one you mentioned.  I don't have a problem with fuzzy
> > fonts.  My problem is that on installation Fedora does not configure fonts
> > in a way that makes sense for users with LCD or LED monitors or those
> > running on laptops. While it is true that the desktop environments control
> > font hinting for apps under their direct control other X11 apps that have
> > separate rendering systems are not.
> Well, I'd say that is out of the scope of fontconfig and is what desktops
> takes care. making dependencies to X and/or any hardware specific things in
> fontconfig isn't a good idea unless there are anything supporting
> cross-platforms.

Akira, just taking a look at this bug after a long time.  I still don't agree
with your assertion. System-wide font config is important because apps like
Firefox, LiberOffice and Chromium have their own font-rendering and that's
directly affected by the systems font config and not the desktop environments
own built-in rendering settings. This is also true of older X11 style apps like

That's why tools like Fedy (http://satya164.github.io/fedy/) are so popular on
Fedora.  There's a feature to install the "Infinality" font-rendering package
that fixes these issues:


If fonts on Fedora were properly configured out-of-the-box then we wouldn't
need such tweaks just to get things to look right.

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