Breezy fonts are worse?

Marius Gedminas marius at
Mon Sep 19 03:38:21 CDT 2005

On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 02:02:24PM +1000, Carey O'Shea wrote:
> I've noticed some fonts in Breezy being worse. I took two screenshots of 
>, one from my Hoary install and the other 
> from my Breezy install.
> Hoary --
> Breezy --
> The screenshots are fairly self explanatory, but the Breezy fonts on 
> this webpage are murky, and the spacing between some characters is very 
> close and touching. While the Hoary fonts are clear and easy to read, 
> with the spacing correct and no blurring. Anyone know why this is?

I'm not sure this is it, but I've recently upgraded fontconfig to the
version in Breezy, and it changed the default font aliases.  Now
"Sans" refers to Bitstream Vera Sans, while in Hoary "Sans" used to
refer to Verdana.

I've added this to ~/.fonts.conf to get Verdana back (Bitstream Vera
Sans does not have all the glyphs necessary for Lithuanian):

  <?xml version="1.0"?><!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
        <family>Bitstream Vera Serif</family>
        <family>Times New Roman</family>
        <family>Nimbus Roman No9 L</family>
        <family>Luxi Serif</family>
        <family>Frank Ruehl</family>
        <family>Kochi Mincho</family>
        <family>AR PL SungtiL GB</family>
        <family>AR PL Mingti2L Big5</family>
        <family>Baekmuk Batang</family>
        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
        <family>Nimbus Sans L</family>
        <family>Luxi Sans</family>
        <family>Kochi Gothic</family>
        <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
        <family>AR PL KaitiM Big5</family>
        <family>Baekmuk Dotum</family>
        <family>Andale Mono</family>
        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
        <family>Courier New</family>
        <family>Luxi Mono</family>
        <family>Nimbus Mono L</family>
        <family>Miriam Mono</family>
        <family>Kochi Gothic</family>
        <family>AR PL KaitiM GB</family>
        <family>Baekmuk Dotum</family>

Marius Gedminas
I saw `cout' being shifted "Hello world" times to the left and stopped right
        -- Steve Gonedes
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