Re: Font Woes
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On Monday 17 May 2004 12:52 am, Bruce Park wrote:
> I'm currently using the Luxi Sans font (part of ttf-xfree86-nonfree) on my
> desktop. For some strange reason, the font looks very ugly.
I suspect you dislike the fact that some parts of the characters seem to be
uneven. I suggest you try turning off hinting. This will give the font
renderer more freedom to make the characters the correct shape, instead of
trying so hard to align them on pixel boundaries.
Hinting is essential when using non-antialiased fonts, but when using
antialiasing (which you are), the limitations imposed by hinting do not
improve the smoothness of the font rendering, and often make it worse.
Luxi Sans with hinting: http://houseofnate.net/tmp/hinting.png
Luxi Sans without hinting: http://houseofnate.net/tmp/no-hinting.png
Try putting the following stanza in either your /etc/fonts/local.conf or
<!-- Turns off hinting entirely -->
<edit name="hinting" mode="assign">
(All that said, Luxi Sans isn't a great-quality font. And it's non-free. You
can do better than that! =)
Make sure your vote will count.
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- Font Woes
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