Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1470808
Fonts in GNOME Shell are rendered very poorly in Wayland compared to Xorg
Last modified: 2017-08-05 05:54:18 EDT
Created attachment 1297779 [details]
GNOME Shell on Wayland - 01
Description of problem:
The fonts used in GNOME Shell are rendered very poorly in Wayland when compared to how they are rendered in Xorg. This affects only the rendering in the Shell's own UI elements, not in GTK+ windows. I have attached screenshots showing the rendering of the same elements in both Wayland and Xorg. In Wayland the fonts appear squashed and blurred, especially with RGBA rendering on LCD/LED screens. This is on an Intel 520 (Skylake GT2) GPU.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select RGBA font rendering in GNOME (with font hinting slight), preferably with font size 10pt for GNOME Shell.
2. Compare the rendering of fonts in GNOME Shell on Wayland and Xorg.
Fonts in GNOME Shell on Wayland appear squashed and blurred compared to Xorg.
Fonts should look the same on both Wayland and Xorg, or at least they should not look so bad on Wayland.
Created attachment 1297780 [details]
GNOME Shell on Wayland - 02
Created attachment 1297781 [details]
GNOME Shell on Xorg - 01
Created attachment 1297782 [details]
GNOME Shell on Xorg - 02
Also, the fonts in the Shell elements are jagged, especially the slanted edges such as in the letters 'W', 'V', 'y', etc.