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Bug 191840 - OpenOffice.org fonts rendering is broken : bad hinting
OpenOffice.org fonts rendering is broken : bad hinting
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 192234
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
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Reported: 2006-05-15 20:54 EDT by Gilles Gagniard
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-16 03:54:45 EDT
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Screenshot of OpenOffice.org and Epiphany. (88.32 KB, image/png)
2006-05-15 20:54 EDT, Gilles Gagniard
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Description Gilles Gagniard 2006-05-15 20:54:07 EDT
Description of problem:
The fonts in OpenOffice.org are very blurry, almost unreadable for tiny sizes.
When antialiasing is deactivated, the fonts are choppy and irregular, probably
indicating a hinting problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.0.2-5.9.2

How reproducible: Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start OpenOffice.org
2. Look at it
Actual results:
The fonts look completely blurry, almost unreadable. It only happen in
OpenOffice.org, fonts in GTK/QT apps are perfect.

Expected results:
The fonts have the same rendering/hinting quality in OpenOffice.org and in all
the other applications, eg not blurry and crisp.

Additional info:
Please find a screenshot attached. It shows an OpenOffice window and an Epiphany
window. The problem can easily be understood by comparing both menu bars :
OpenOffice is the only application where hinting seems to be broken.
Comment 1 Gilles Gagniard 2006-05-15 20:54:07 EDT
Created attachment 129147 [details]
Screenshot of OpenOffice.org and Epiphany.
Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-16 03:54:45 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 191650 ***
Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-16 04:59:36 EDT
What's your "System->Preferences->fonts->Application font:" ?
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-19 12:59:07 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 192234 ***
Comment 5 Gilles Gagniard 2006-05-23 20:28:32 EDT
The Application Font is Verdana 9 ... but I don't think it's the problem.
Actually, every single font has the same problem in OpenOffice. I can attach a
screenshot if necessary.

I think this bug is definitely the same than #191650, but it's broader than
described, every font is affected.
Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2006-05-25 07:12:26 EDT
It's probably not the specific bug 191650, but that of bug 192234, try the
update and see if it fixes your problem.

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