[this text is copied from upstream https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=723431; they have a fix.]
Description of problem:
on high dpi screens, evince makes all text look blurry.
(A really bad outcome for someone who bought a hidpi display to get extra sharpness).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Grab a document with a ton of text, such as
2. opne it in evince in high-DPI (aka "retina") mode:
GDK_SCALE=2 evince file.pdf
Note that this operation is the DEFAULT on computers with hidpi displays
(like the lenovo x1 carbon generation 2).
3. you will see the fonts are blurry instead of being super sharp, as they are
rendered at 1.0 scale and then stretched.
4. compare to default evince:
GDK_SCALE=1 evince file.pdf
blurry text in hidpi mode
hidpi displays should look better, not worse!
Problem is fixed upstream.
This is a request to backport that fix into fedora 20 or 21, since hidpi is here today.
I've looked at the needed patches to fix this and I've decided to not backport them to Fedora 20. The patches change a lot of code and depend on several other changes because they are almost 2 releases far from what we have in Fedora 20.
The bug is already fixed in Fedora 21 and rawhide.
Your call as maintainer.
I hope F21 doesn't slip further :-)