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    Default Improve font rendering

    Hello,

    Do you do anything additional to improve font rendering apart from the yast setting and enable edge smoothing in kde preferences?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    You might try this https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...USE-Tumbleweed
    That thread is about Tumbleweed, but the packages by gldickens3 are available for Leap 42.2 too.
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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    Quote Originally Posted by jonatanpm View Post
    Hello,

    Do you do anything additional to improve font rendering apart from the yast setting and enable edge smoothing in kde preferences?

    Thank you.
    Hello jonatanpm,

    Give this a try:

    https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/home:gldickens3

    FYI,

    Gordon
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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    Hello,

    As soon as I can test the repo of gldickens3, if I want to reverse the changes, how do I?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonatanpm View Post
    Hello,

    As soon as I can test the repo of gldickens3, if I want to reverse the changes, how do I?

    Thank you.
    Before doing your changes, copy /etc/fonts/local.conf e.g to /etc/fonts/local.conf_backup; then add the required changes to /etc/fonts/local.conf as per the instructions on gdickens3's site and switch the relevant packages to those in the site.

    To revert the changes, install back the relevant packages from the main Leap 42.2 OSS repo and copy /etc/fonts/local.conf_backup back to /etc/fonts/local.conf.
    You should logout/login after changing the font configuration.
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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    Quote Originally Posted by gldickens3 View Post
    Hello jonatanpm,

    Give this a try:

    https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/home:gldickens3

    FYI,

    Gordon
    This is BY FAR the best solution for fonts on openSUSE since I started using it (2011). The defaults with slight hinting do the trick mostly, but the 'lcddefault' settings couldn't be set in YaST, this repo does the trick. Notice to everyone: perform the .fonts.conf check that is stated in the repo instructions, as gldickens3 provided, or the fonts won't look nice.

    Way to go gldickens3, hope you maintain it for releases to come. Best wishes and many thanks for fixing this problem for me.
    Running openSUSE Leap 42.3 + KDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by holden87 View Post
    This is BY FAR the best solution for fonts on openSUSE since I started using it (2011). The defaults with slight hinting do the trick mostly, but the 'lcddefault' settings couldn't be set in YaST, this repo does the trick. Notice to everyone: perform the .fonts.conf check that is stated in the repo instructions, as gldickens3 provided, or the fonts won't look nice.

    Way to go gldickens3, hope you maintain it for releases to come. Best wishes and many thanks for fixing this problem for me.
    Hello holden87,

    Thanks for the comments on the repo!

    Enjoy!

    Gordon
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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Nice work!
    Thanks! Glad that you like the repo!

    Gordon
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    Default Re: Improve font rendering

    Quote Originally Posted by gldickens3 View Post
    Thanks! Glad that you like the repo!

    Gordon
    I don't normally bother doing too much with font rendering on my laptop, but I can see a tangible improvement having followed the advice provided.

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