Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 995643
Default gnome font (Cantarell) looks fuzzy in freetype 2.5.0
Last modified: 2014-11-12 10:37:19 EST
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Only Cantarell font (GNOME Default UI font) looks fuzzy in freetype 2.5.0
See Also : bug 999143#c3
*** Bug 999143 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1035486 ***