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    Question Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Hi all,

    I've just upgraded from 11.4 to 12.2 and (almost) everything went well. I'm surprised by the looks of Gnome 3, I must say. It doesn't look so bad, in fact, I do like it.

    Anyway, I can't figure how to configure subpixel hinting. I see that there is no repository for 12.2 (it exist for 12s.1 and tumbleweed). Is it really needed?

    Thanks a lot and keep up with the good work, opensuse!

    Jesus.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    I'm looking for it as well. On previous openSUSE, there are Muzlocker repo, but there are nothing for 12.2.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Am 08.09.2012 14:26, schrieb m goku:
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    > I'm looking for it as well. On previous openSUSE, there are Muzlocker
    > repo, but there are nothing for 12.2.
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    >

    I downloaded the muzlocker rpm's which are for factory and use them in
    12.2 without problem, just make sure you don't keep the muzlocker
    factory repo active to avoid breaking it later.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Work nicely, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Oh. I tried Tumbleweed repo, but I didn't notice any change. If you use Factory repo, can you configure subpixel hinting in Advanced Configuration then?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by jsanchem View Post
    Oh. I tried Tumbleweed repo, but I didn't notice any change. If you use Factory repo, can you configure subpixel hinting in Advanced Configuration then?
    Thanks a lot.
    I think Tumbleweed is a better approach, since Tumbleweed is rebased to 12.2.
    So far, font rendering is as good as 12.1 with Muzlocker repo, exept for Chromium, where font still look ugly.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Thanks for the link, guys, I had been looking and couldn't find a repo either.

    For the record as well as the off-chance that somebody who knows is reading this: What is the reason that this still hasn't made it into the official packages? The patents have expired. I'm honestly a little disappointed that subpixel hinting isn't a higher priority for the devs - as it might be just a detail, albeight one that, I'm sure, many people would be happy to see improvements to.

    No hard feelings at all here though. I love openSUSE and am deeply thankful for all the work that goes into it.

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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Muzlocker's repo has not yet been updated for 12.2, at least as of today, however, I know that he is working on it. There is another subpixel font repo that you can implement for OpenSUSE 12.2 based on Infinality here:

    Index of /repositories/home:/namtrac:/subpixel/openSUSE_12.2

    You can read more about the Infinality project here:

    Freetype Patches | infinality.net

    I am currently running OpenSUSE 12.2 as a test bed under Virtual Box prior to upgrading my everyday workhorse system from OpensSUSE 12.1 to 12.2. I have installed the Infinality subpixel repo on my 12.2 VM installation and it appears to significantly improve the font rendering very similarly to Muzlocker's repo.

    FYI... Gordon
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    Default Re: Fonts, subpixel hinting etc in 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by alvanx View Post
    For the record as well as the off-chance that somebody who knows is reading this: What is the reason that this still hasn't made it into the official packages? The patents have expired. I'm honestly a little disappointed that subpixel hinting isn't a higher priority for the devs - as it might be just a detail, albeight one that, I'm sure, many people would be happy to see improvements to.
    I submitted a bug to include Muzlocker's subpixel rendering into the official OpenSUSE distro several months ago and I also pointed out that many of the patents have expired, however, my suggestion was rejected. Here is the bug along with explanations from the developers:

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737215
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