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Font Rendering esp. KDE

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Improve the font rendering on opensuse especially on KDE. Bring it upto the standards of ubuntu at least.


icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (6 years ago)

Too vaguely formulated. What exactly is bad?
(And I think the directional vector has a sign error in your request.)

icons/user_comment.png M. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

I just wanted to keep it short. Infact the font rendering with all the fonts provided in opensuse 11.3 used to be very distorted on the KDE environment (found GNOME's better). I resolved it by copying the font 'ubuntu' from an ubuntu 10.10 system (fonts look beautiful enough on them) and also installing subpixel hinting enabled freetype2 packages. Now it looks very decent. Why can't we have that by default as the associated patents have expired.

icons/user_comment.png M. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

Sorry !!! its opensuse 11.4 that I meant... its a type up there as opensuse 11.3 .. I'm sorry guys for any misleads

icons/user_comment.png J. M. wrote: (6 years ago)

What exactly is wrong with openSUSE KDE font rendering?

icons/user_comment.png D. P. wrote: (6 years ago)

I think he means that should be used a better default font. If that's what he means i agree with that.

icons/user_comment.png M. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

Agree with Diogo PiƧarra. The default fonts aren't upto the mark. Its all text that interface a machine not voice. So if that look fuzzy its a serious concern (I have serious eye-strain when i work on my opensuse. Please go through the reply I have posted to Jan Engelhardt for details.

Thanks guys.. lets together make this better..

icons/user_comment.png D. P. wrote: (6 years ago)

I found a post about a already existing project related to this.

icons/user_comment.png M. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

Hi, Diogo...
Had to spent some time with google translate..(I don't follow spanish). Well, I think thats what I had done. However what ubuntu did was to design a font by temselves.. Thats much easy from the point of an end user assuming that all those who work on linux are not familiar with the way a computer system has to be set up..
appreciate you interest...

I'm sorry for being naive.. One day I would like to see a linux in market that can be easily configured like windows - a linux that doesn't scare people..

icons/user_comment.png M. K. wrote: (6 years ago)

Good article about Linux (and KDE) font rendering. May be it helps to understand what is exactly bad.


icons/user_comment.png K. C. wrote: (16 months ago)

Font rendering has significantly improved with new default fonts, subpixel rendering and a new hinting mode in recent FreeType releases.

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