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Re: default fonts in Firefox for Fedora look very bad



On 10/14/2009 09:44 PM, Martin Sourada wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 00:00 +0300, Marius Andreiana wrote:
>   
>> Hi,
>>
>> Could anyone with graphic design experience offer more details on this bug?
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523487
>>
>> Google confirms it's not just my impression.
>>     
> Well, the only important difference there is that the font used by linux
> version is bigger and uses just grey scale antialiasing as opposed to
> the hinted subpixel antialiasing used by windows (not perfect either) --
> you are comparing apples with oranges.
>
> It seems that gecko respects system wide settings (sans size; come to
> think of it, why is the font size in firefox apparently measured in
> pixels instead of the usual typographic units [pt]?) as I have nice
> fonts in (almost) default rawhide installation with subpixel hinting
> turned on (and size toned down a bit) and it looks in firefox just the
> same as in the rest of the desktop (and to say, much better than the
> screenshots from both windows and fedora you provided, at least on my
> laptop).
>
>   

I hook my laptop running F12 beta Live CD to my 1920x1080 43" LCD TV and
it truly reveal how horrific the default fonts look like..
( you will also notice how both the top and bottom panel are utterly
broken. ).

JBG

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