Linked by AdamW on Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:10 UTC
Fedora Core Fedora 16 Alpha is released today, featuring GNOME 3.1.4 with a unified input indicator for keyboard layouts and input methods, KDE 4.7, GRUB 2 on new installations (with GPT disk labels) and several other major changes. You can download it now. Remember to read the important information in the release notes and common bugs page.
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RE: Ugly Font Rendering
by gilboa on Wed 24th Aug 2011 07:29 UTC in reply to "Ugly Font Rendering"
gilboa
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2005-07-06

... Not sure that this is the issue your hitting, but there's an issue with auto-hinting on some display / GPU configuration that makes Fedora 15 fonts look horrible on some machines (I hit it on my Laptop, but not on my workstations... go figure).

The solution is quite simple:
Create a file name 99-autohinter-only.conf in /etc/fonts/conf.d.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
<match target="font">
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
</match>
</fontconfig>


Not sure if it works on F16 (I've yet to try it).

- Gilboa

Edited 2011-08-24 07:30 UTC

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