Font ugliness in firefox ?
milouny at gmx.net
Sat Apr 22 12:53:18 BST 2006
Andy Somerville wrote:
> Anyone notice font ugliness in firefox after the latest updates? A
> good example of the effects can be seen on slashdot. Its really quite
> severe. I think it is from fontconfig. The changelogs show:
> fontconfig (2.3.2-1.1ubuntu10) dapper; urgency=low
> * Correctly fix the (eg) firefox vs. (eg) evince font metrics
> - New FC_ANY_METRICS property, boolean.
> - Revert change from 2.3.2-1.1ubuntu9 and instead:
> - Change URW Nimbus font aliases in fonts.conf.in into equivalent
> <match> directives so that we can add an additional test which
> disables them when the anymetrics property is true.
> -- Ian Jackson <iwj at ubuntu.com> Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:51:29 +0100
> fontconfig (2.3.2-1.1ubuntu9) dapper; urgency=low
> * Until firefox and thunderbird can be tought to use it's own
> idea of font replacements:
> * Disable the usage of metric and shape compatible fonts for the
> 3 Adobe families. evince cannot display documents correctly
> with these replacements not beeing available, but web browsers not
> using these fonts look definitely nicer.
> -- Matthias Klose <doko at ubuntu.com> Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:12:54 +0000
> I dont understand the change comments completely, but if its not
> urgent, it would be a good Idea to go back to what it was before.
I don't get it either. I filed a bug ( https://launchpad.net/bugs/40210
) on it a few days ago, but it was reverted, so I closed it, and now
it's introduced again.
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