Re: Why did the default font settings change around freetype 2.3 release and why isn't there at least a simple "no blurry fonts" settings?

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Here are some screenshots, were the bad.jpg is a good approximation of the original situation.


On 5/16/07, Behdad Esfahbod < besfahbo@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, 2007-05-16 at 22:14 +0200, Maarten Maathuis wrote:
> Am i again asking the wrong mailinglist?

Yes, your question really belongs to freetype list.  I don't know why
Werner sent you this way.  Probably because he saw the XML snippets in
your mail and automatically thought you have a fontconfig question.

Other than that, it helps a lot if you ask smart questions [1].  You
write "Around the release of freetype-2.3.0 default font settings
changed".  If you know that, please explain what changed so people can
help you.  If you assumed that everybody knows that, surprise, you are
wrong.  Most of the time developer try to avoid irritating changes.  If
you see one, more often than not the developers are not seeing it.
Either because they don't know about it or you have something
misconfigured on your system.

Anyway, asking a question like yours without attaching before/after
screenshots and listing your font options is almost guaranteed to not
get any responses.

Hope this helps,



> On 5/15/07, Maarten Maathuis <madman2003@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>         Around the release of freetype-2.3.0 default font settings
>         changed, i was faced with blurred fonts, unlike the nice fonts
>         that i was used to.
>         My question are:
>         - Why are this default settings this way?
>         - Why isn't there a simple unblurred setting?
>         After after some searching i found, the settings i needed to
>         at least restore semi-acceptable fonts. Over time i tuned it
>         and ended up with the local.conf at the bottom of this e-mail.
>         My question is, isn't it possible to use more sane defaults
>         when the bytecode interpeter is on and maybe try to improve
>         the default selection of fonts (override fonts that look like
>         crap).
>         Some fonts actually look quite good with just hinting.
>         Sincerely,
>         Maarten Maathuis.
>         <?xml version="1.0 "?>
>         <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
>         <fontconfig>
>         <match target="font" >
>         <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" > <const>none</const> </edit>
>         <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" > <bool>true</bool>
>         </edit>
>         <edit mode="assign" name="antialias"> <bool>false</bool>
>         </edit>
>         <edit mode="assign" name="autohint" > <bool>false</bool>
>         </edit>
>         <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle"> <const>hintfull</const>
>         </edit>
>         </match>
>         </fontconfig>
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