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    Default Calibri font rendering messy

    Since I've been running systems with OpenSUSE the last 3 years I've noticed that when I come across websites in Firefox that use the Calibri font I have various letters (usually small "t" "f" and "i") stand out bold. Does anyone else also have this issue? What's the problem?

    For example, this page is rather ugly:

    I have the fetchmsttfonts package installed, and currently within LibreOffice I can't replicate the problem with the Calibri font. If I strip out the required font style on a webpage using the Firefox Inspector the font is fine.

    I've found this article, which seems to say there is, or was or in Gentoo, a Cairo issue with Firefox: X.Org/Fonts - Gentoo Linux Wiki Is this related?

    I have freefont2 subpixel hinting turned on in my KDE desktop also.

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    Default Re: Calibri font rendering messy

    Here is a screenshot of what I find when viewing the font through a browser.

    SUSE Paste

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    Default Re: Calibri font rendering messy

    I had the same problem on my OpenSuse 11.4 with MUZlocker repository installed.
    The solution was posted on Fedora forum: - Can't Get Good Hinting on Calibri (or other MS Cleartype fonts)

    You just add this block to your $HOME/.fonts.conf file:

    <match target="font" >
    <edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign">

    and Calibri font is rendered properly.

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    Default Re: Calibri font rendering messy

    I have not been able to get this to work, but I'll keep trying. What font hinting settings are you on?

    Is this something that you know has been tagged for a fix in OpenSUSE or upstream?

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