I tried to use the Microsoft font Constantia (one of the Vista fonts) on a web page. The font looks quite different in Inkscape and Firefox. As rendered by Firefox, the font looks much heavier, almost as if it was all bold face compared to the Inkscape rendition. It's not bold, though, as the actual bold is heavier still in Firefox.
Does anyone know what the difference between Inkscape and Firefox is in this regard? Some fonts, such as the Vera family and even Microsoft's Georgia appear similar in both, but for some reason Constantia looks quite bad in Firefox.
I'm on F10, with firefox-3.0.8-1, inkscape-0.46-6 and freetype-2.3.7-3 compiled from the source RPM using '--with bytecode_interpreter' and '--with subpixel_rendering'.