Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 846635
rgba subpixel font setting is ignored
Last modified: 2013-07-11 04:57:47 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #699628 +++
Description of problem:
I *believe* I have enabled rgb subpixel antialiasing. I have the following ~/.fonts.conf:
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
<edit name="hinting" mode="assign">
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
<edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign">
<edit name="rgba" mode="assign">
<edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">
And the output of:
$ xrdb -q
Definitely shows that rgb subpixel rendering is set.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome 3; fc17
Steps to Reproduce:
1. save above ~/.fonts.conf
2. log out & in
None of my fonts are being rendered with subpixel rendering. On magnification, all black text on white background is shades of grey - so it's antialised, but not subpixel.
I would expect to see slightly coloured fringes to the left/right of glyphs.
Same issue found.
$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow)
$ rpm -qa | grep -i -e gtk -e fontconfig
is there any update?
Here is the output of settings:
gconftool-2 -a /desktop/gnome/font_rendering
$ gconftool-2 -a /desktop/gnome/font_rendering
antialiasing = rgba
dpi = 96
rgba_order = rgb
hinting = full
PS: Running KDE...
Dear all I just find out
This is how fedora works, like the mp3 decoder issue few years ago according the resolution I just make - freetype-freeworld.
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Baif is right - installing freetype-freeworld fixes this issue.