Horrid fonts in Feisty

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Tue May 1 18:23:21 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 01 May 2007, Rashkae wrote:

> I have to correct my earlier statement.  That screenshot looks normal
> for FreeSans without AA.

Those thick vertical lines are completely broken.  If that's "normal", then 
either the font itself is corrupted, or the renderer is wonky and no one's 
bothered to fix it for non-antialiased settings.

> Feisty's default Sans font should be Bitstream Vera Sans.. Verify that
> you have it installed.  That being said, I'll stick with my
> recommendations from earlier.

I do have it installed, but I'm kind of uncomfortable with the idea that 
only one or two fonts out of the many that came with it actually look 
presentable.  I don't have a bunch of weird third-party "12,000 on a CD" 
fonts installed, and if Ubuntu ships with them, they should look minimally 

I don't want to sound like I'm slagging on Ubuntu.  In general, I love it.  
I'm just dismayed at how bad this one particular aspect is on my system and 
really want to get it straightened out.
Kirk Strauser

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