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Re: default fonts in Firefox for Fedora look very bad



On Thu, 2009-10-15 at 00:00 +0300, Marius Andreiana wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Could anyone with graphic design experience offer more details on this bug?
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523487
> 
> Google confirms it's not just my impression.

Well, the only important difference there is that the font used by linux
version is bigger and uses just grey scale antialiasing as opposed to
the hinted subpixel antialiasing used by windows (not perfect either) --
you are comparing apples with oranges.

It seems that gecko respects system wide settings (sans size; come to
think of it, why is the font size in firefox apparently measured in
pixels instead of the usual typographic units [pt]?) as I have nice
fonts in (almost) default rawhide installation with subpixel hinting
turned on (and size toned down a bit) and it looks in firefox just the
same as in the rest of the desktop (and to say, much better than the
screenshots from both windows and fedora you provided, at least on my
laptop).

Martin

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