Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213844
some fonts look bad in firefox / thunderbird
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:00:16 EST
Description of problem:
Please see the attached screenshots from firefox / thunderbird with fonts which
look bad. In FC5 they were ok.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open webpage with textarea, such as this one
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Screenshot-Enter Bug (Expert) - Mozilla Firefox.png
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I also have the bad fonts in firefox and thunderbird. ( new fc6 install )
Generally speaking, the fonts accross the whole system are bad/ugly ( compared
to fc5 which were pretty good ). This causes a very unpleasant experience using
Maybe this has something to do with bug:
I know this is not a support forum, but if someone could post how to set the
default system font to use the old fc5 fonts ( a a temporary workaround to this
problem ), your help would be much appreciated.
Marius, it is probably too late to understand you -- what's exactly wrong with
the fonts? ReASSIGNing this to more appropriate component (hopefully).
The letters seem un-aliased anymore, but I can't tell exactly. I'll try to get
another screenshot when I get a more obvious case.
Bug #210491 says freetype 2.2.2 fixes this.
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The bug is still present in Fedora 8 with Firefox 18.104.22.168.
Here you are some more screenshots.
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Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area.
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Xorg Bugzilla text.
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Fedora Project Start Page.
Please note the bad rendering with some letters. For example in the sentence:
"Red Hat is not responsible for content."
some letters have not good spacing. For example between "i" and "s" in "is";
"s" and "p", "i" and "b", "l" and "e" in "responsible".
It seems to be solved in Fedora 9 Preview.
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Fedora Project Start Page in Fedora 9 Preview.
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Red Hat Bugzilla text edit area in Fedora 9 Preview.
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