Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 01:14 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu I upgraded my laptop to the latest Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon a few days ago only to be greeted with an additional feel of polish and goodness. Read more for our mini preview.
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RE[2]: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy
by Timmmm on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 01:59 UTC in reply to "RE: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy"
Timmmm
Member since:
2006-07-25

He means DejaVu is an extension of Vera - i.e. they already use Vera. I agree that they need to lower the hinting - looks too blurry on my screen.

I also completely agree with you about video editing though.

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RE[3]: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy
by mjg59 on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 02:10 in reply to "RE[2]: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy"
mjg59 Member since:
2005-10-17

Hinting will tend to reduce blurryness, though in the process the font shape will be somewhat distorted. The problem with reducing the default level of hinting is that Vera and derivatives end up with very bad colour fringing as a result (if you're using sub-pixel anti aliasing - if you're not, then that's obviously not a problem)

The current defaults are to use full hinting for best contrast and sub-pixel configuration, and medium hinting for best shapes. Arguing over which of these is the best default tends to result in religious warfare, but we've made a change to the font configuration that should improve font shaping for people using subpixel setups.

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RE[3]: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy
by Joe User on Sat 22nd Sep 2007 11:03 in reply to "RE[2]: DejaVu fonts in Gutsy"
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree that they need to lower the hinting - looks too blurry on my screen.

Lower or increase? LOL

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