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[openFATE 307522] Improve font rendering on openSUSE
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  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:03:44 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #307522, revision 10
Title: Improve font rendering on openSUSE

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Requested by: Andres Linares (satoshi-takao)

Description:
It would be great if font rendering in openSUSE looks like Mac OS X's
or Windows' with Cleartype. Ubuntu has improved it a little. I think
this could be important for openSUSE interface.

Discussion:
#1: Thomas Schmidt (digitaltomm) (2009-08-31 12:54:52)
Could you please give more information on how to achieve this? Afaic
cleartype is disabled in opensuse because of microsoft patents. There
is a howto for enabling it:
http://opensuse-community.org/SubpixelHinting

#2: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2009-09-03 16:09:17)
And also, subpixel rendering leaves an ugly color trail on CRTs, that
is even noticable on LCDs.

#3: Robert Davies (robopensuse) (2009-12-01 00:15:47)
Having installed Windows 7, and having gone through a wizard for their
font rendering, I am not so convinced by their technology; I found
their examples rather fuzzy and unclear on a good Pro CRT.  Most font
issues I see in Linux are cured by CNTRL-+; though I have seen
screenshots of some disgusting fonts in YaST post-installation.

#4: Isaak Malik (earthmind) (2010-07-16 14:36:12)
To be honest, working in OpenSUSE irritates my eyes very fast because
of the bad font anti-aliasing.  This however does not occur in Windows
or not even Ubuntu.

#5: Isaak Malik (earthmind) (2010-07-28 16:27:55)
Please read this article on Linux Journal:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/prettier-fonts-way
This entirely solves the patenting issues.



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