Bug#345865: X.org renders ugly TrueType fonts
I run Debian unstable.
Applications which do not use modern font display techniques, such as
older GTKv1 applications (ie XMMS), Motif or Athena applications,
render TrueType fonts very ugly. See this for an example:
The culprit seems to be the following shared library:
Replacing it with a libfreetype.so file from a similar (6.8.0) x.org
package, compiled from source on a Fedora system, produces the
following much improved result:
The font in both screenshots is the same: Verdana, as is the
configuration and application (nedit).