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    Default Firefox and font rendering

    Hi!

    I know there are 1000 other threads about Firefox and the font rendering, but the more i read, the more i get puzzled. I followed this howto openSUSE starter: Step 4. Get yer subpixel hinted fonts: openSUSE 11.4 & 12.1 and the fonts in the system looked great, some webpages as well, but others woud look like ****. So i tried also installing freetype packages from the community-repo, but there was no change. Well, at the moment i have the following user.js file in my firefox profile:


    user_pref("font.FreeType2.enable", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.autohinted", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.printing", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.unhinted", "false");

    the following packages are installed from the community-repo (Index of /subpixel/openSUSE_12.1/)

    fontconfig
    fontcofing-feature-subpixel-hinting
    freetype2-feature-subpixel-hinting
    librfreetype6
    libpixman-1-0


    Does anyone have an idea?

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    What about your settings in firefox
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    They are the same. The fonts are really beatiful for example: dnevnik.bg and orf.at. But twitter.com and opensuse-community.org are awful.

    EDIT: If i force the Dejavu fonts everything would be ok, but some pages would look really broken.

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    Have you installed the MS truetype fonts by installing the fetchmsttfonts package from the openSUSE-12.1-Oss repo?
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    I do not need ms fonts, but I tried with them - no change. I do not think the issue is font driven. In my opinion it has something to do with freetype.

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    But twitter.com and opensuse-community.org are awful.
    Not for me
    They look perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Not for me
    They look perfect
    Same for me. twitter.com and opensuse.org both are rendered perfectly.
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    Same here, fonts on twitter c.s. look fine. Could you test this for a clean new useraccount?
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    Hello! I tried with new profile, i thought that some addon may interefere with font rendering, but there was no change. Is it actually freetype issue, or firefox issue? Don't know. Here is what i have:

    fontconfig 2.8.0-88.1
    fontcofing-feature-subpixel-hinting 2.8.0-88.1
    freetype2-feature-subpixel-hinting 2.4.7-666.1
    librfreetype6 2.4.7-666.1
    libpixman-1-0 0.22.2-666.1

    user.js in my profile folder:

    user_pref("font.FreeType2.enable", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.autohinted", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.printing", "true");
    user_pref("font.FreeType2.unhinted", "false");


    .fonts.conf in ~

    <?xml version='1.0'?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
    <fontconfig>
    <match target="font">
    <edit mode="assign" name="rgba">
    <const>rgb</const>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="font">
    <edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="font">
    <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
    <const>hintslight</const>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="font">
    <edit mode="assign" name="autohint">
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="font">
    <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    </fontconfig>

    the settings in firefox:

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    And the results (the screenshots are somewhat nicer than the reality):

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    Any ideas?

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    UPDATE: Obviously is the same issue here:

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...se-12-1-a.html

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