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Re: firefox: text rendering badly damaged

reassign 377147 kcontrol 4:3.3.2-1
tag 377147 fixed-upstream patch pending

* Branden Robinson [Sun, 16 Jul 2006 00:08:51 -0400]:

> On Sat, Jul 15, 2006 at 07:12:29PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> > Hi guys,

> > I've been also suffering this, and been workarounding it by keeping
> > libcairo2 to 1.0.4... until today.

> > Seems like the problem only happens to people running GTK+ apps under
> > KDE (don't know about Christopher J Peikert, but the rest, we do).

> > Today I discovered this piece of advice, that did the trick for me:

> >   http://lists.debian.org/debian-kde/2006/07/msg00040.html

> > I have no idea why running GTK+ from within KDE makes them influenced by
> > ~/.qt/qtrc.

> I can confirm that this works for me as well, as it did for Adeodato, by
> making the requisite edit and restarting KDE.

> I had "enableXft=true", but "useXft=false".  As a bonus, when I restarted,
> I had proper anti-aliasing in Mozilla, GTK+ apps, Qt apps, etc., which I'd
> never had on this workstation (which has been running Debian unstable for
> years), and I never knew why.

> I don't regard my report as resolved, though, as the original problem is a
> perverse situation no matter how the user has things configured.

Neither did I, no. I had some more time today to dig what was happening,
and figured it out. It is a bug in KDE, not in libcairo, and it'll be
fixed in the next kdebase upload.

For the record, the patch (included in KDE 3.5.4) is:



Adeodato Simó                                     dato at net.com.org.es
Debian Developer                                  adeodato at debian.org
                              Listening to: Andrés Calamaro - ¿Para qué?

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