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Re: [opensuse] 10.2 Font Quality Backsliding from RC1 -> GM
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 19:43:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <457CA9B2.40502@xxxxxx>
On 2006/12/09 13:15 (GMT-0800) Randall R Schulz apparently typed:

> On Saturday 09 December 2006 12:34, Felix Miata wrote:

>> On 2006/12/09 12:21 (GMT-0800) Randall R Schulz apparently typed:

>> > If I liked it better the way it was in RC1,

>> I already wrote about this here twice in less than 24 hours. :-p

> I'm not seeing it. Could you tell me the Subject: header of the messages
> you're referring to?

http://lists.opensuse.org/archive/opensuse/2006-12/msg01124.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/archive/opensuse/2006-12/msg01220.html

>> Installed and updated from factory only:
>> http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/SS/qt-gtk-fonts102f.png :-)

>> Installation from final released 10.2 DVD:
>> http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/SS/qt-gtk-fonts102r.png :-(

> This has nothing to do with GTK / Gnome, I'm seeing it just in the basic
> KDE components such as the toolbar, Konsole, the Control Center, etc.

> Wait a minute... Are YaST's components KDE / Qt or Gnome / GKT programs?
> They seem to also show the degradation.

> I suppose I could try to describe the changes I'm seeing. It appears
> that the basic letterforms are lighter in weight but the anti-aliasing
> is stronger. I suspect (but am not certain / do not know for a fact)
> that this is the result of anti-aliasing taking the place of proper
> hinting. In all my experience getting fonts under Linux just the way I
> like them, the hint interpreter is superior.

>> > how do I get it back? What changed?

>> Probably most of us want to know. Maybe with a couple dozen threads
>> on the subject somebody with a solution may show up to share it.

I filed a bug: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=227498

If the hinting default was set to something other than full this might
not have been noticed by anyone understanding enough to file a bug about it.
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Felix Miata *** http://mrmazda.no-ip.com/
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