"sandy" fonts on fedora 9

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jul 29 14:12:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 15:39 +0200, David Hláčik wrote:
> Do not know why - but i still have feeling that fonts on Fedora 9 are
> little "sandy" .  I just switched from Windows Vista, where fonts
> antialiasing looks much better.
> I am using Liberation Sans fonts .. and
> 1) When i try "Best Shape" in gnome font config - they are too blur
> 2) When i try "LCD subpixel" they are too thick and not nice

Try tweaking the font size slightly.  LCDs aren't as good as CRTs for
displaying fonts at some small sizes.  A small change can make the
difference between a font being drawn chunkily, trying to use one and a
bit pixels, to using whole pixels.

> I have ASUS F3SR notebook with 15.4 LCD screen - and i am using X
> server from fedora 8
Mine's an Asus PRO31J series, F3JC mainboard, laptop.  With the same
size screen, using Fedora 9.  At this stage, I've not installed the
vendor NVidia drivers, just going along with the ones supplied with the
distribution.  Previously I've had Fedora 7 with it, using both Fedora
and vendor supplied drivers, and it looked just as good.  It also had
Vista, and I can't say that Vista was really any better.

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