Bug 995643 - Default gnome font (Cantarell) looks fuzzy in freetype 2.5.0
Default gnome font (Cantarell) looks fuzzy in freetype 2.5.0
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1035486
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freetype (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Marek Kašík
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Reopened
: 999143 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2013-08-09 21:25 EDT by sangu
Modified: 2014-11-12 10:37 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-11-12 10:37:19 EST
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freetype 2.5.0 vs 2.4.11 (65.71 KB, image/png)
2013-08-09 21:25 EDT, sangu
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Description sangu 2013-08-09 21:25:28 EDT
Created attachment 785048 [details]
freetype 2.5.0 vs 2.4.11

Description of problem:
After updating to freetype 2.5.0, hinting rendering is strange 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. ftview -m "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." 24 "/usr/share/fonts/abattis-cantarell/Cantarell-Regular.otf" 
2. click "h" key

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Comment 1 sangu 2013-08-30 22:40:17 EDT
Only Cantarell font (GNOME Default UI font) looks fuzzy in freetype 2.5.0
See Also : bug 999143#c3
Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2013-09-01 23:47:59 EDT
*** Bug 999143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Marek Kašík 2013-09-26 12:22:21 EDT
Hi Sangu,

the difference you see is the difference between old Freetype CFF engine and the new Adobe CFF engine (otf fonts). The switch happened in 2.4.12. You can find related posts here:


From my POV this is not a bug.


Comment 4 Pádraig Brady 2014-11-12 10:15:11 EST
The rendering of Cantarell is noticeably fuzzy,
and worse in thunderbird for example has different heights
for bold and non bold items, resulting in text jumping around
as you navigate over emails (changing them from unread to read).

This is a bug IMHO and should be fixed in the CFF engine
or at least moved to gnome, where a different default font should be chosen.
Comment 5 Pádraig Brady 2014-11-12 10:37:19 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1035486 ***

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