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Re: A question of fonts



Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 22:28:13 +0100, andy wrote:

[...]

I do have the latest msttcorefonts installed. It just looks crap with
Xmms and sometimes Iceweasel seems difficult to read too. But
certainly Xmms is the worst of the bunch.

This could also be a problem with your settings for font display rather
than with the fonts themselves. I do not use XMMS, so here is a
demonstration of the influence of font settings on iceweasel (PNG image,
55.6 KB):

http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer/fontconfig/iceweasel-font-comparison.png

Maybe you can post your font settings and we can have a look:

awk '/fontconfig/,/^$/' /var/cache/debconf/config.dat

xrdb -query | grep Xft

Florian

Thanks for the image - a picture is worth ... and all that jazz. Certainly, my font display is more like the image on the left.

In response to the awk string:

Name: fontconfig/enable_bitmaps
Template: fontconfig/enable_bitmaps
Value: false
Owners: fontconfig-config
Flags: seen

Name: fontconfig/hinting_type
Template: fontconfig/hinting_type
Value: Autohinter
Owners: fontconfig-config
Flags: seen

Name: fontconfig/subpixel_rendering
Template: fontconfig/subpixel_rendering
Value: Always
Owners: fontconfig-config
Flags: seen

And in response to xrdb -query:

Xft.antialias:  1
Xft.dpi:        120.000000
Xft.hinting:    1
Xft.hintstyle:  hintfull
Xft.rgba:       none

Any use?

Cheers,
Andy

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