Dash - Improve font hinting

Bug #994236 reported by Andrea Cimitan on 2012-05-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The font hinting used in the dash does not work nicely against transparency: you can clearly see a crisp text with the subpixel hinting colorizing green or other colors around the font shapes. Of course this is how lcd subpixel works, but it's not looking great in out user case.
We need to investigate further and maybe find a way to either improve the rendering or switch over a grayscale hinting.

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Andrea Cimitan (cimi) on 2012-05-03
tags: added: euv
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Andrea Cimitan (cimi) wrote :

Don't mark it as incomplete, we will add info soon

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → New
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

I am going to mark the unity bug confirmed, just because its better than NEW ;-)

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

Is this still a problem?

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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