Subpixel font rendering in gutsy
mah at jump-ing.de
Wed Sep 26 11:50:28 UTC 2007
Am 26.09.2007 um 12:26 schrieb Matthew Paul Thomas:
> 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.
It's specific to small glyphs (rendered fonts). Even Mac OS X
features a user-visible threshold for disabling font smoothing. It's
set to 9 pixels by default.
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