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Re: Fonts in Icecat 3.6.3 under Ubutu 10.04 RC

From: Mithat Konar
Subject: Re: Fonts in Icecat 3.6.3 under Ubutu 10.04 RC
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:32:32 -0700 (PDT)

Since no one has piped up yet on this, I'll just cough up my two cents. I've 
noticed poor font rendering -- and font rendering that does not obey my font 
rendering settings -- on my Ubu 9.10 install using anything other than the 
Ubuntu Firefox package. I've also noticed the same unpleasantness on other 
distributions running FF/Iceweasel disto packages or FF/Icecat/Swiftfox 
downloads. So I am inclined to think that this is a problem with the upstream 
sources -- and maybe FF 3.5 got lucky in Ubuntu or the Ubuntu packagers patched 
the problem. (FWIW and IIRC, FF 3 in 9.04 was also "ugly".)

However, it does seem to be the case that: 1) lots of people seem not to notice 
the difference (CRT users perhaps?), 2) some people seem to *prefer* the ugly 
rendering, and 3) not a lot of effort seems to be going into nailing the 


----- Original Message ----
> From: Bruno Miguel <address@hidden>
> To: FSF - GNU IceCat <address@hidden>
> Cc: Giuseppe Scrivano <address@hidden>
> Sent: Sat, April 24, 2010 8:11:53 PM
> Subject: Fonts in Icecat 3.6.3 under Ubutu 10.04 RC
> Fonts in Icecat 3.6.3, under Ubutu 10.04 RC, appear with, it seems, a
> anti-aliasing or even no anti-aliasing. You can see the behavior 
> here:

Could this be due 
> to lack of some package?



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