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Old 21st March 2006, 10:18 AM
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Dissapointed with font rendering on LCD :/

I am a bit dissapointed. Today I installed FC5 Final on my laptop, set the resolution to its native (1280x800), saw the fonts in GNOME and... sorry to say, MS ClearType wins on that field . Since FC4 font rendering was perfect on my old CRT moitor, it is very blurry on my TFT display...

Any hacks maybe?
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Old 21st March 2006, 11:04 AM
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Have you set sub-pixel rendering for the fonts, I fold that helped.

Not having a go at you Are you sure you have set the resolution properly and that your TFT is native res. @ 1280x800 ?
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Old 21st March 2006, 11:08 AM
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yeah, done both no doubt. still ugly, especially within the browser.
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Old 21st March 2006, 11:12 AM
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Did you upgraded to FC5 or was it a fresh install ?

I noticed that the xorg.cfg has changed (the font server), and had some problems configuring xorg the right way...

my fonts are nice, anyway ;-)
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Old 21st March 2006, 11:18 AM
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it was a fresh install. let me fight for a while, maybe i could provide some screenshots, however not sure if they will be accurate...
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Old 21st March 2006, 11:31 AM
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[solved]

Ok, I must admin I got it wrong.
My desktop resolution at gnome screen preferences was 1280x800, and my lcd is set to 'generic lcd 1280x800', IN FACT the real resolution WAS 1024x768.

I got it solved with http://perso.wanadoo.fr/apoirier/

Beuatiful font rendering yaaaaay!
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Old 21st March 2006, 05:42 PM
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I am running FC5 on a secondary machine that had a good video card from three or four years ago, running on the analog connection into my Sony HS95 LCD. I have loaded the true type core fonts, and played extensively with the Gnome font settings and the Firefox font settings. I have been able to make progress and have a reasonable visual experience now. But it seems like it could be better.

There are a number of sites that have font-improvement recommendation, but most are a little dated. I would like to hear the current settings and changes that people are finding to be especially useful with FC5.
 

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