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Re: Fonts Look Broken

On Sat, 20 May 2006 09:51:32 +0200
Sigmund Scheinbar <sigmund.debian@synflood.homelinux.org> wrote:

> Recently I did a (-f dist-) upgrade on my sid boxes which was quite
> unproblematic but now after restarting X my fonts look very ugly: i.e.

I had the same problem: The fonts were not as sharp as they were before
the update, so I thought of a anti-aliasing or subpixel hinting
problem. The solution that worked for me was to delete (by moving to
another dir) my personal fontconfig file: ~/.fonts.conf

After restarting xfs and x server everything looked fine again.

Because my .fonts.conf only contained some settings for font hinting, I
guess something was changed recently regarding these settings. I did
not have the time to search a changelog for that. I do not even know
which package's changelog I should look at ;-)


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