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Re: Qt 5.9 and font rendering

As a temporary work-around for the current Qt font styleName handling
problems I removed the styleName from font settings in kdeglobals and
Trolltech.conf, which solved all my problems after upgrading
libfreetype to 2.8.1


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:54 AM, René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Did anyone notice any changes in font rendering quality after upgrading to Qt 5.9x?
> I did, certain fonts (among which Novarese BQ) looked significantly "watered down", on systems that have Freetype 2.6.5 as well as one with Freetype 2.7.1 . Upon verification with Qt,
>> OpenType CEF fonts are now stem-darkening and rendered gamma-corrected
> which probably explains what I'm seeing. I may however also be looking at an interaction with the Freetype Infinality and accompanying FontConfig patches. Hence my question here.
> I did find a fix for Qt and can now again enjoy both a more current Qt version AND much better font quality.
> Thanks,
> R.

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