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 Post subject: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:48 am 
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I tried the tip for Antialiased Fonts in the HowTos. On my laptops, I find that installing the Microsoft core fonts along with using a variation of .fonts.conf (see below) gives by far the best results in Chromium using Peppermint Ice.

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
   <bool>false</bool>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
   <const>hintnone</const>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
   <const>none</const>
  </edit>
</match>
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
</match>
</fontconfig>


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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:49 am 
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This is because the anti-aliasing code, which since the time that that tutorial was written has had its patent expire, only really works on those core fonts.

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Rich_Roast wrote:
This is because the anti-aliasing code, which since the time that that tutorial was written has had its patent expire, only really works on those core fonts.


I also found that the rgb and hinting degrade the fonts on my laptops, thus my mods to the file.


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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:31 am 
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I'm going to experiment with this...my fonts look pretty darned good now...but I gui'd it with Xfce...I'll check the contents for grins.... 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:07 pm 
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If members are testing this on their machines can they post here to let us know that a) it works and b) it is a pretty significant difference? I'm notorious for not caring about the niceties of fonts so although I'm sure of a) (it does), I'm not really the man to test b).

If it is a valuable thing to do it can go to the tutorials board, which is why I'm asking for feedback. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:53 am 
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Rich_Roast wrote:
If members are testing this on their machines can they post here to let us know that a) it works and b) it is a pretty significant difference? I'm notorious for not caring about the niceties of fonts so although I'm sure of a) (it does), I'm not really the man to test b).

If it is a valuable thing to do it can go to the tutorials board, which is why I'm asking for feedback. Thanks.


Rich....wow, if my fonts don't look perfect it drives me right up the wall !!! You're a tolerant man!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:57 am 
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heh. :)

Do I take it to mean that this does make a noticeable difference, then?

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:05 pm 
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Rich_Roast wrote:
heh. :)

Do I take it to mean that this does make a noticeable difference, then?


I havent' tried the hack above Rich....but, yes, the .fonts.conf definitely does.

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 Post subject: Re: Antialiased Fonts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:10 pm 
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Gotcha. I'm going to move it where it belongs then.

Thanks everyone :)

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