Bad vista fonts aliasing

Bug #290365 reported by Guillermo Pérez on 2008-10-28
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
fontconfig (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

A lot of documents are starting to use the new vista fonts like cambria, calibri, and others.

Those fonts can be installed extracting them from the PowerPoint viewer, following the instructions from here:
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/installing-vista-fonts-in-ubuntu/

The problem is that those fonts are displayed ugly, without aliasing, for sizes less than 16px. See atached screenshot. Other fonts don't show this problem.

I'm using hardy, with LCD subpixel aliasing.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and help to improve Ubuntu.

The use of unaliased fonts for low pixel sizes is a fontconfig policy setting; reassigning to that package.

FriedChicken (domlyons) on 2009-04-26
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ahmad Syukri Abdollah (syockit) wrote :

fontconfig's 70-no-bitmaps.conf only rejects bitmap (non-scalable) fonts, but does not disable embedded bitmap in fonts. Perhaps it can be updated to also remove embedded bitmaps?

Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :

A french forum's user have the same problem:
http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?pid=9290031#p9290031

His configuration:
lsb_release -rd
Description: Linux Mint 12 Lisa
Release: 12

 apt-cache policy ttf-mscorefonts-installer
ttf-mscorefonts-installer:
  Installé : 3.3ubuntu4
  Candidat : 3.3ubuntu4
 Table de version :
 *** 3.3ubuntu4 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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