Bug 164717 - renders fonts differently than other GTK2 apps
renders fonts differently than other GTK2 apps
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-07-30 19:50 EDT by Bill Nottingham
Modified: 2018-04-11 15:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-20 11:46:59 EST
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xmag of two titlebars (12.52 KB, image/png)
2005-07-30 19:50 EDT, Bill Nottingham
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Description Bill Nottingham 2005-07-30 19:50:19 EDT
$ rpm -q firefox gtk2 pango cairo

(cairo-0.6.0-1.1 is actually 2005-07-29 CVS, to avoid the crasher.)

Firefox renders fonts differently than other GTK2 apps, most noticeably in the

The attached xmag screenshot shows it best - firefox is on the top, liferea on
the bottom.

Looks like firefox isn't using subpixel AA, while other apps are.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2005-07-30 19:50:19 EDT
Created attachment 117317 [details]
xmag of two titlebars
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-20 11:46:59 EST
We just updated the Firefox version in Fedora/development from 2.0 to a 3.0
pre-release version, which improves performance, memory usage, and fixes many
bugs and crashes.

Closing as CANTFIX since we aren't fixing bugs filed against 2.0 now that 3.0 is
in.  If this bug is still present in rawhide using a Firefox 3.0 version, please
re-open this bug.

Thanks and Happy Holidays

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