Subpixel font rendering in gutsy

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at
Wed Sep 26 10:26:10 UTC 2007

On Sep 21, 2007, at 12:29 PM, Alex Jones wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 23:45 +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
>> Very small (12px in height and less) Monospace fonts (such as those 
>> used by gnome-terminal) will not be rendered this way because several 
>> users have expressed dislike of the effect; if you want to see 
>> whether you prefer them with the effect, remove
>> the /etc/fonts/conf.d/53-monospace-lcd-filter.conf symbolic link and
>> restart gnome-terminal (you need to close them all to do this).
> I really, really can't help but feel that we are making a mess of this 
> by specifically singling out Bitstream Vera Mono.
> Other fonts have single-pixel-wide stems too, and at many different 
> sizes, and in many different configurations of size and hinting 
> settings.

If this problem is specific to the terminal, perhaps a better solution 
would be radio buttons in gnome-terminal's preferences.

     Font smoothing: (*) Normal  ( ) None

Matthew Paul Thomas
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