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Re: Why popular sites are looking ugly




W dniu śro, 23.01.2019 o godzinie 05∶11 -0600, użytkownik Mark Allums
napisał:
> > Debian is blazing fast and smooth on my box comparing to Windows.
> > 
> > The one problem I have is fonts rendering in Facebook, Twitter and
> > some
> > others.
> > 
> > Concernig fonts I heard that there is some patent issue with
> > freetype
> > which prevents autohinting. However it seems to be not the case as
> > some
> > others site have really nice looking fonts (debian.org for
> > example).
> 
> Try installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
> 
> Mark Allums
> 
After some experiments with dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config it seems
that the issue is with native/autohinting option. Seems that Debian
uses Dejavu fonts which looks better with native. Firefox looks bad in
any option but Chromium seems to follow settings and have fonts which
looks better with autohinting option sellected (acctually Facebook
looks better than on Windows with Firefox).

I switched Chromium fonts to Dejavu and configured fonts to native. Now
it now seems to have nice antialiasing in Gnome and in Chromium, but
not as nice as default with autohinting. Generally speaking it seems
for me that fonts with autohinting looks better especially when we
select hinting to medium or full (it does not change geometrics of
font, as in case of native)

Later I will look how to switch Gnome to some TrueType font with works
with autohinting and will slect Chromium fonts to this too.

Concernig wheel speed I installed Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller and I
have full control for wheel speed.

What happened to you Firefox ?

Cheers,
     Marek Mosiewicz
     http://marekmosiewicz.pl