Text Display Issue

Set Hallstrom sakrecoer at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 13:58:00 UTC 2012

I have the same issue. I managed to reduce it by tweaking the settings
Ralph kindly suggested, but since I never got it quite perfect: i
learned to live with it...

But 95 dpi seemed to make it alot better (so used to either 72 or 96
that i didn't even try before today! cheers Ralph!)

I'd be interested in knowing any other tricks.


On 10/16/2012 03:30 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-10-15 at 22:17 -0700, Steven Grace wrote:
>> On 10/15/2012 09:23 PM, Mike Holstein wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM, Steven Grace <sgrace at pobox.com
>>> <mailto:sgrace at pobox.com>> wrote:
>>>     I just installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 and have an issue with the way
>>>     text displays. The text is not sharp and some pixels have a pinkish
>>>     cast.
>>>     The best illustration of the latter is to open Terminal. Assuming
>>>     the default colors (white on black), the vertical bar character (|)
>>>     displays as pink.
>>>     I've reproduced this using the live DVD on two computers.
>>>     Both of the computers in question run Xubuntu 12.04 (which Ubuntu
>>>     Studio seems to be based on) and text looks great there.
>>>     Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks.
>>> i havent noticed that.. would you mind to get some screenshots and put
>>> them in imagebin or somewhere... also, keep in mind you can use whatever
>>> from ubuntu studio you would like to use with the xubuntu desktop. you
>>> can install xubuntu and add to that any or all of the ubuntustudio
>>> metapackages, or just the audio/video/graphics applications you need.
>>> OR, you can just install the xubuntu-desktop in ubuntustudio and boot
>>> the xubuntu session instead of the ubuntustudio one if you prefer it...
>>> thanks
>> Here's a link to some screen shots I took: http://imagebin.org/232123
>> Unfortunately these images don't capture how bad the text really looks. 
>> They do show the color issue, though. I now see that it's not just pink 
>> -- there are other colors as well.
>> Thanks.
> App menu > Settings > Setting Manager > Appearance > Fonts
>> Sub-pixel order
> For my CRT I use
> [x] Enable anti-aliasing
> Hinting: Medium
> Sub-pixel order: RGB
> DPI: 95
> But the culprit in your case should be the Sub-pixel order.
> Regards,
> Ralf

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