Bug#248868: kde: Anti-aliasing is on but sub-pixel hinting is off (resolution)
Followup-For: Bug #248868
perhaps for people finding this bug report and agreeing with the fact
that fonts have been uglified with the recent kde updates.
The issue is not anti-aliasing per se but that sub-pixel hinting as been put
off per default.
You can put it back on with KDE -> Control Center -> Appearance
& Themes -> Fonts -> Configure... (next to "use anti-aliasing for fonts").
For sake of my own understanding: I remember vaguely that this sub-pixel
hinting was documented as part of the xserver-xfree86 configuration
(asking for LCD vs. CRT), but seems to have disappeared from
xserver-xorg. Is it the same thing? And wouldn't it make sense to have
sub-pixel hinting on per default, as I would expect most people to have
now an LCD screen!?
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-17nc6k1
Locale: LANG=en_IE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_IE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Versions of packages kde depends on:
ii kde-amusements 5:47 the K Desktop Environment games an
ii kde-core 5:47 the K Desktop Environment core mod
ii kdeaccessibility 4:3.5.3-1 accessibility packages from the of
ii kdeaddons 4:3.5.2-1 add-on plugins and applets provide
ii kdeadmin 4:3.5.4-1 system administration tools from t
ii kdeartwork 4:3.5.4-1 themes, styles and more from the o
ii kdegraphics 4:3.5.4-2 graphics apps from the official KD
ii kdemultimedia 4:3.5.3-2 multimedia apps from the official
ii kdenetwork 4:3.5.4-2 network-related apps from the offi
ii kdepim 4:3.5.3-3 KDE Personal Information Managemen
ii kdeutils 4:3.5.4-1 general purpose utilities from the
ii kdewebdev 4:3.4.3-2 web development apps from the offi
kde recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information