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Re: [E-devel] wavy text?

I might be able to chip in something, I am running Linux on the laptop, and Anti-Aliased fonts just doesn't cut it for the LCD, however good fonts it is, be it Bitstream or Lucida.

After whole lots of searching and trying, the best thing that ever happened to my Linux desktop is enabling the patented bytecode interpreter and DISABLING anti-alias for small fonts! Yes, disable those anti-alias. You guys can read up more here:


In short, anti alias fonts should never be used on small fonts, hence I have this in my /etc/fonts/local.conf
<match target="font">
        <test compare="less" name="pixelsize" qual="any">
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">

The url I posted above have some screenshots of before and after and some comparison, you can view it to see if it hit any bells.

Not sure if this helps or not.

Phuah Yee Keat

David Seikel wrote:
On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 13:30:13 +0900 Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman)
<raster@rasterman.com> wrote:

it quite likely is something to do with your distribution. what
distro is it? the code changed to USE the ftoptions #define settings
to select what hinting prefs to use or not use and allow. already 1
distro has been found to build a ft2 where the built code does not
match the ftoptions.h header info

I get the same thing under SuSE 9.3 pro, but only with byte code
hinting turned on.  It defaults to byte code hinting, even though that
option is greyed out, so I'm guessing my distro doesn't support byte
code hinting.  Both of the other two font hinting options render fine.