Lmde ugly font rendering

Bug #991123 reported by pazuzuthewise on 2012-04-29
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Bug Description

1)
pazuzu@aspire ~ $ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint Debian Edition
Release: 1
Codename: debian

2)
Problem: font rendering doesn't have lcd filter enabled, as in Ubuntu based Linux Mint editions.
Proof: see attached screenshot.

pazuzu@aspire ~ $ xrdb -query
*customization: -color
Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.antialias: 1
Xft.hinting: 1
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
Xft.rgba: rgba

Following parameter (present in Ubuntu) seems to be missing:
Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault

pazuzuthewise (pazuzuthewise) wrote :
pazuzuthewise (pazuzuthewise) wrote :

On a second thought, the fonts in LMDE are not extremely ugly (as in fedora without the freetype-freeworld package from rpm.livna.org), just not as nice as those from the main edition.

Also just found out that the font color can be changed (to 100% black) in the gtk3 theme directory, in the gtk.css file.

So maybe this is not a bug.

Oskar Wallgren (oskar.wallgren) wrote :

No. I don't think this is bug material, but as this is one of those things that many notice it's not completely wrong either.
Do you have a setting:
Appearance > Fonts ?
If you do, can you see what rendering is on?
On Mint 10 it's "Subpixel Smoothing".

In "Cinnamon Settings > Fonts" I have only:

> Hinting: slight
> Antialiasing: rgba
>

I remember the setting you're writing about, doesn't it have something to
do with the

> Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault
>
that is not reported by

> xrdb -query
>
but should be?

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Oskar Wallgren
<email address hidden>wrote:

> No. I don't think this is bug material, but as this is one of those things
> that many notice it's not completely wrong either.
> Do you have a setting:
> Appearance > Fonts ?
> If you do, can you see what rendering is on?
> On Mint 10 it's "Subpixel Smoothing".
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/991123
>
> Title:
> Lmde ugly font rendering
>
> Status in The Linux Mint Distribution:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> 1)
> pazuzu@aspire ~ $ lsb_release -a
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: LinuxMint
> Description: Linux Mint Debian Edition
> Release: 1
> Codename: debian
>
> 2)
> Problem: font rendering doesn't have lcd filter enabled, as in Ubuntu
> based Linux Mint editions.
> Proof: see attached screenshot.
>
> pazuzu@aspire ~ $ xrdb -query
> *customization: -color
> Xft.dpi: 96
> Xft.antialias: 1
> Xft.hinting: 1
> Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
> Xft.rgba: rgba
>
> Following parameter (present in Ubuntu) seems to be missing:
> Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/991123/+subscriptions
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