Horrid fonts in Feisty

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Thu May 3 11:03:04 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 10:39:50PM +0300, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> ke, 2007-05-02 kello 18:23 +0300, Marius Gedminas kirjoitti:
> > 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?

Probably. These imperfections are small enough not to be jarring, and I
don't notice them.

What is irritating, is the synthetic emboldening that is enabled in
/etc/fonts/fonts.conf.  gvim tries to use a bold version of Andale Mono
(which doesn't exist) for syntax highlighting and gets the synthetic
version, which is horrid.

Marius Gedminas
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