Horrid fonts in Feisty

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at saunalahti.fi
Wed May 2 19:51:32 UTC 2007

ke, 2007-05-02 kello 22:39 +0300, Ari Torhamo kirjoitti:

> > Verdana with subpixel rendering on my Ubuntu box looked better than
> > whatever-the-font-was-used on Windows on the same box.  That was years
> > ago, when I last booted into Windows.  I admit it took a while paying
> > with gnome-font-settings and dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig to get things
> > just right.
> > 
> > Here's a screenshot:
> > http://mg.pov.lt/xcompmgr-shadows.png
> > 
> > vim and xterm use 10pt Andale Mono.  The menu bar on top uses 10pt
> > Verdana.
> The fonts on the screenshot look generally nice, but I see some problems
> here and there, like on the name of the network icon "video.b4...", the
> "x" of the word "Syntax" on the Vim menu bar, the "k" to the left of the
> panel klock and the x letters on the bottom panel. First I tought these
> problems might arise from image compression, but the I noticed that the
> image format is png, which isn't compressed. Do you see these on your
> desktop?

I meant to say PNG is losseless, not uncompressed :-)


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