Re: Blurry fonts in OpenOffice and qt4 appliations
On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 22:54:10 -0700, Alan Ianson wrote:
> On Fri August 3 2007 21:50, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 03, 2007 at 07:15:39PM -0700, Alan Ianson wrote:
> > > On Fri August 3 2007 12:48, Vasil Benov wrote:
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > The fonts in OpenOffice and qt4(skype 1.4 beta) applications are
> > > > blurry. Has anyone encountered the same problem?
> > > > There is a thread on the Ubuntu mailing list, but it does not offer any
> > > > solution.
> > >
> > > I noticed that too a while ago, one of the fonts I was using (sorry, I
> > > forget which one) seemed to have a rainbow color effect to it for reasons
> > > unknown. I changed the system font to something else and it has looked
> > > fine since.
> > LCD or CRT monitor? Have a look at the sub-pixel rendering option
> > (dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config).
> LCD, it was on my laptop. Thanks, I'll run that and have a look.
The rainbow color effect can also be caused by RGB subpixel hinting,
which is an Xft option. Check the output of
xrdb -query | grep Xft
for the Xft.rgba setting. You can change the Xft settings by doing
echo "Xft.rgba: none" | xrdb -merge
You have to restart the affected application(s) to see the effect of the
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer