Bad vista fonts aliasing

Bug #290365 reported by Guillermo Pérez
This bug affects 4 people
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fontconfig (Ubuntu)

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:

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.

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Guillermo Pérez (bisho) wrote :
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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)
Changed in fontconfig (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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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?

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Mozaic (mozaic) wrote :

A french forum's user have the same problem:

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

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

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