Joel Bryan Juliano
joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Sun Aug 26 05:06:08 UTC 2007
On 8/26/07, Chris Warburton <chriswarbo at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-08-26 at 00:26 -0400, Tim Hull wrote:
> > 2. The current default fonts look dreadfully ugly. For one thing, they
> > are MASSIVE (on Gutsy at least), and they use a type of hinting which
> > makes them look quite ugly when compared to OS X. What I suggest here
> > is to 1) revert the auto-DPI-detect/change to 11-pt font in Gutsy -
> > things look much better in Feisty with the settngs where they were 2)
> > investigate changing the default hinting to either autohinter or no
> > hinting - this, while a little blurry, seems to look eons better than
> > the "native" hinter.
> On this point I'm wondering if this may be caused by CompositeByDefault,
> since running XGL on my laptop (non-free ATI drivers, no aiglx for
> me :( ) causes the font rendering to change and ends up with much larger
> fonts than regular Xorg. This happens regardless of whether a
> compositing window manager is being run or not. Perhaps an accelerated X
> server is the reason Gutsy fonts look bigger and uglier for you than
> Feisty? (I haven't changed the font preferences from the Ubuntu
That is because Ubuntu still doesn't make any radical changes into their
choice of font rendering.
It's still using "Native" hinting, versus "Autohinter" rendering (which is
default in Fedora).
I think here's what we need to do, we need to have "*orders signed in
triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public
enquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and
recycled as firelighters." *for the Ubuntu guys to change it.
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