Bug 482744 - can't select sub-pixel rendering
can't select sub-pixel rendering
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-settings (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-27 15:17 EST by Jeroen Beerstra
Modified: 2009-01-27 15:27 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-27 15:27:04 EST
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2009-01-27 15:24 EST, Jeroen Beerstra
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Description Jeroen Beerstra 2009-01-27 15:17:48 EST
Description of problem:

I guess the summary says it all. When I go to System Settings->Appearance->Fonts->Use anti-aliasing->Configure I can't select "Use sub-pixel rendering". With Gnome this is no problem at all.

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Comment 1 Jeroen Beerstra 2009-01-27 15:24:59 EST
Created attachment 330143 [details]
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Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2009-01-27 15:27:04 EST
You have to install freetype-freeworld from RPM Fusion to get subpixel rendering. The Fedora freetype is built with that feature disabled for patent reasons. It's arguably a bug in GNOME that it offers the option when it isn't actually available. (If you look closely or use a screen magnifier, you'll notice the GNOME setting has no effect without freetype-freeworld.)

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