bad default aliasing for 'arial'
I suspect there are many users using "Subpixel" and "Full hinting" as their font setting.
On a hardy system (install from Alpha 6, up to date 3/18/2008), the default fontconfig settings are set up so that 'Nimbuas Sans L" becomes the default alias for 'arial'. This can be confirmed by running:
on the command line.
Nimbus Sans L has no hinting support, so under the default font settings, it looks terrible. All web pages in firefox that specify 'arial' directly get rendered with this ugly font.
'arial' should probably get aliased to deja vu sans as in previous releases. This is one of the few fonts that look good with 'full' hinting settings.
|Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Expired|