Bug 969642 - mate-terminal does not show TrueType fonts properly.
mate-terminal does not show TrueType fonts properly.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mate-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Mashal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-06-01 05:29 EDT by Álvaro Castillo
Modified: 2013-08-18 04:09 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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mate-terminal, term (908.42 KB, image/png)
2013-06-01 05:29 EDT, Álvaro Castillo
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droid serif works (133.60 KB, image/png)
2013-06-05 04:56 EDT, Dan Mashal
no flags Details
Droid Serif (182.95 KB, image/png)
2013-06-05 14:36 EDT, Álvaro Castillo
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Description Álvaro Castillo 2013-06-01 05:29:47 EDT
Created attachment 755508 [details]
mate-terminal, term

Description of problem:
mate-terminal cannot display TrueType fonts correctly.

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

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Edit -> Profiles 
2. Click Edit on default profile you are using.
3. On General tab, select for example: Droid Sans, apply that.
4. You will see font as .png image attached on this bug report.

Additional info:

Compare xterm as displayed with Droid Sans 9 with mate-terminal.
Comment 1 Dan Mashal 2013-06-05 04:56:55 EDT
Created attachment 757080 [details]
droid serif works
Comment 2 Dan Mashal 2013-06-05 04:57:26 EDT
 yum install google-droid-serif-fonts -> eidt profile prefrences double click droid serif -> font changes.
Comment 3 Álvaro Castillo 2013-06-05 13:52:05 EDT
Does not work. Character spaces does not work properly. And these is another font that doesn't show good spaces.

Please see lastest picture was added on this report.
Comment 4 Álvaro Castillo 2013-06-05 14:36:51 EDT
Created attachment 757339 [details]
Droid Serif
Comment 5 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-07-08 10:19:36 EDT
I suggest to un-check use theme fonts in profiles and use the default monospace fonts.
Does this help?
Comment 6 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-08-03 20:25:30 EDT
A general solution to get a better font rendering for the MATE desktop is to set 'hinting' to slight.
gsettings set org.mate.font-rendering hinting slight
Comment 7 Wolfgang Ulbrich 2013-08-09 19:12:39 EDT
mate-desktop-1.6.1-11.fc19 comes with better general font rendering setting, this should fix your issue. Pls test and leave karma.

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