Bug 995643 was filed against freetype for hinting Cantarell very poorly. That was closed as NOTABUG. But that doesn't change the fact that Cantarell is still fuzzy, which is a major issue for a UI font. So let's try filing this bug the other way around. :)
Playing around with ftview suggests that forced auto hinting gives back roughly the same hinting as in Fedora 19. So could we have that as a fontconfig bandaid until better hinting information is available in the font itself?
Any updates on this? The problem is still present in the current packages.
This is the workaround I have in place:
$ cat /etc/fonts/conf.d/65-cantarell.conf
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "../fonts.dtd">
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
Still a problem in Fedora 21.
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Duplicate of bug 1035486?
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