I'm running Fedora 13 x86_64 on a Dell Precision Workstation with a Dell Flatscreen Monitor. My fonts render well everywhere, using Dejavu fonts, but in Firefox and Epiphany they have these terrible yellow outlines and jagged edges.Has anyone else seen this? I've only noticed it recently (since the upgrade to Fedora 13), but it also happens on a Fedora 12 machine at home.
able to find anything on this particular issue. The problem I'm having is that the contrast ratio of text in firefox seems very inconsistent. For example: if I'm reading an article on NYtimes, from one paragraph to the next it looks like some sentences are in bold-face and others are not. If I refresh the page, it'll be different areas that are or aren't bf. Sometimes they even change (getting darker or lighter) as I'm sitting there reading. I tried to take a screenshot but unfortunately the text all becomes uniform as soon as I hit prt-scr so the image doesn't show the effect.
Another example is viewing my personal favorite forum where threads that I haven't read are in bf as opposed to those I have read which are normal. The problem is that when I do a mouse-over of the bf threads the font rendering becomes more greyed out. It's still bold-face, just not as dark.
A final example is in text-entry boxes. As I'm typing this right now the line I'm on looks normal but the paragraph above seems to go from regular to bold-face from one line to the next. The paragraph above that looks entirely bold-face...
It did occur to me that this could be a monitor issue or even a vid-card issue. But it's definitely not monitor because I can scroll the whole screen and the variation moves with the text... And it's not vid-card because I installed Chrome as a check and it doesn't have the same problem. None of the above symptoms carry over to that application.
Then after installing it, I realized not only did firefoxes fonts look terrible, the fonts on the entire system were totally different, they look terrible.
So I uninstalled all the new programs, removed the new moz repository, and then reinstalled the regular firefox 3.5 from regular ubuntu repos. Dropped all support software down to 3.5 as well. System fonts are still totally fubar!
I tried creating a .fontconfig file with the text from the threads, supposedly to fix the new firefoxes fonts, and it did not help.
As my fonts looked absolutely wonderful, now they look terrible. I tried messing with all the settings in the appearance tab of the gnome menu, nothing seems to help!
Regular firefox is back, and running fine, but its fonts and all the rest of the fonts on the system look horrible, like they are not getting aliased/hinted at all!
I just preupgraded from Fedora 14 to 15 on my Toshiba NB205 netbook (the preupgrade went smoothly by the way).
Immediately upon logging in, I discovered catastrophically poor quality of font rendering in every terminal window program I tried, (and I checked plenty like LilyTerm, Sakura, gnome-terminal, etc) and in web-browsers.
The symptoms are the same for all applications: the glyphs are very thin, anorectic, and very ugly.
The described behavior is desktop independent: same in Gnome (3 and the fallback mode), fluxbox, Openbox.
Tried out the latest Fedora 13 release for kicks, and seem to be liking it so far I'm an openSUSE user and created some RPMs (on openSUSE) for myself which have the Ubuntu font rendering patches in them. I played around with the Fedora RPMs and managed to patch freetype-freeworld, cairo, fontconfig and Xfto achieve subpixel hinting on par with Ubuntu I wanted to share them with the Fedora community, if interested. Is there any place like an openSUSE Build Service for Fedora where I can host them...or maybe some community site that can host them? A screenshot of my desktop:
In the next couple of days I'm intending to move to openSuse after a year of vacillating between XP, Vista, 7 and Ubuntu/Mint. One of my main uses for a computer is word processing, but I've noticed font rendering is not at its best in much of Linux. Ubuntu made a great leap as of 9.04, and therefore so did Mint, but whatever was done with the configuration, despite the free and open source factor, hasn't been implemented in many other distros, including I think openSuse. Even Kubuntu is behind - the settings don't seem to alter no matter what is picked in the relevant configuration panel. Several versions of KDE 4 have come and gone without this being seen to.
I am going by live CDs, for example I have 11.2 KDE version which I tried again today and found the same mysterious lack of change as occurs with Kubuntu when the settings are altered. So, has this since been put right with an update or user's tweak, or do people not even know or notice what I'm meaning? Using Open Office's word processor, the fonts aren't correct, often too skinny or spidery, which is what made me hesitant about Linux when I first dipped in, with Ubuntu 8.10.
I've tried the last four openSuse Gnome editions, and with the 'slight' settings for lcd screens the colour fringing is very apparent, as with Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10. The 'medium' and 'full' settings cause fonts, Roman type especially, to become skinny and spidery.
Since a few weeks the fonts in Maverick aren't rendering right anymore. The rendering goes wrong in Maverick itself and other such as Firefox. Tried to change the font in the appearance preferences dialog. Changing the default font in Firefox also hasn't any effect.
I've got a slight problem here, and have had it for a while: When I use the "Sharp'N'Clear" .fonts.conf from Here, and set an optimized font like Arial, gtk-based applications render correctly, while Qt-based ones don't As you can see, the top window(Firefox) has it's fonts clean and nice. The bottom one(Dolphin) does not. Both are set to Arial 9. I've tried it with a number of different applications, including some custom PyQt4 stuff, and it's clear that it's -all- Qt-based applications and not just one or two.
For further information, I've had this problem ever since I upgraded from Kubuntu 9.10 a while back - That version worked correctly on both Qt and gtk, but nothing since has.
i have upgraded my desktop from 13.0 to 13.1 and the font rendering suffered big time (did the same procedure on the laptop but no problems there). anyway, the fonts on kdm are really bad as well as konsole and firefox. other qt apps don't seem too bad but should be much better. xterm and xmobar don't seem to be affected at all. the machine is running the 13.1 sbo of nvidia drivers.
i have tried a few things: playing with the anti-aliasing settings in kde control center (all the settings offered differnet level of 'badness' and no 'goodness') and trying to use the settings in the nvidia control panel but that didn't seem to have any effect.
I've installed some custom programming fonts, namely Speedy.pcf. Its a .pcf, so I just coped it into /usr/share/fonts/misc, and ran mkfontscale, mkfontdir. I can use the font fine in 'xfontsel' and 'urxvt', but when GTK2 tries to render this font. its not even the same font, its just using some default font.
Is it just me or does the font rendering in Slackware64 13.37 look bad? It reminds me of the bad old days of having to recompile freetype with the then-patent-encumbered option to make the fonts look decent. When I print, everything looks normal. On screen it doesn't look right. I don't really know how to describe it other than it how things used to change after a freetype recompile. Is there anything major that changed between 13.1 and 13.37 WRT fonts in KDE, X, or freetype for that matter? FWIW, I did a clean install with a new .kde instead of using the old one.
This happens to me with any browser (tested: Firefox, Chrome and Opera) and DE (tested; Gnome, KDE, LXDE). While for the most part, the text is OK, some text looks quite messed up (please look at the attachment for an example).
By inspecting the affected pages, I fond that usually (maybe ever?) when the characters are garbled, the font is Tahoma.
Then I tested with The Gimp and its text tool: I choosed Tahoma and I tried to type something inside an image. Same issue. It seems to happens when the font size is 14 px or >= 17 px.
I am running ubuntu 10.04 and am using nvidia drivers and my resolution is 1680x1050.
I've been trying to get the windows-like font rendering to work, but I'm having problems with almost every font except Tahoma for some reason. I installed microsoft fonts using this tutorial.
(LINK) This is how bad the fonts look in google chrome (LINK)This is what my xorg.conf looks like (LINK)This is my .fonts.conf, I have anti-alising disabled for all fonts there (I think), so the fonts would be sharp
I'm having trouble getting the usual display in firefox as I had in fedora 12. Here is what my fedoraforum.org page looks like: By twohot at 2010-07-19
I suspect something is wrong with the interpretation of "sans, sans-serif, serif ... etc" within fedora but i don't know how to go about fixing it. I'd like to leave the default settings in firefox as this has been the case in previous releases.
I think since I updated to Fedora 15 my fonts in Firefox are really thin now. I'm using the same font settings in the new Firefox but I can't really read anything enymore, because the font is so thin.How can I change the font?Here is a similar question:[URL]
I have a weird issue in Firefox on Ubuntu 10.10, and sadly it's a periodic mistake that I don't know how to initiate... Sometime in firefox some of the characters seems not fully rendered, and as I recall it can also happen in menu fonts sometimes. In the attached screen-shot you can see that it's the a character that has the problem - but only for one font type or? But I have seen this with most characters I think - and as stated this happens randomly.For instance right now I looked again in the tab in firefox where I just 5 minutes ago did the screen-shot and now all characters are correct?? I have tried to reload or even restart firefox when it occurs, but this is now guaranty for a solution... When it happens it makes many homepages unreadable
Unfortunately far for all unicode characters can be displayed in Fedora by default, (much less than in M$ Wnd). There is a tool that aim to find and install missing fonts when an non-displayable character appears, but it starts mainly when I accidentally open non-text file in terminal and never when a web-page I open in Mozilla Firefox (or Konqueror) contains such kind of characters. So, I see a rectangle with hexadecimal number of character in it (or simply empty rectangle in case of Konqueror) and don't know if there is a easy way to see it by installing missing font automatically (or manually at last) for range of this character or a way to install complete font collection to display all unicode characters from all ranges.
I downloaded an FLV video and placed an extra MP3 file over it. Two files. Total: 30 MBI experimented with about seven rendering containers, and QuickTime renderer was the only rendering container that didn't result in sped-up/compressed video or correct rendering for just fifteen seconds.How in the name of all that is holy did this rendering end up with 570 extra MB?
I recently downloaded Frets On Fire and the HRP Polymer pack for Duke3D...Duke3D runs fine with just EDuke32 and no mods, just Duke3D and EDuke32. But when I try the HRP Polymer pack, it says in Terminal "NVIDIA: Direct Rendering failed, attempting indirect rendering." This is fine...if I want the game to lag like hell, I'm sure my video card and the driver for it support DR, the video card is a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200, the same message appears in terminal when I run Frets On Fire, I think it does with other games too, if someone could explain how to enable Direct Rendering.
I know this is a minor nuance and it doesn't effect usability at all but it still bugs me. I was using gnome on Ubuntu and decided to install KDE. KDE didn't work properly and so I uninstalled it. But now Firefox still has the KDE font and I can't figure out for the life of me how to change it back. I've had this problem before on another computer and I can't remember if I fixed it on there or not.