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Re: Opera 7 (was: Re: Update: redhat/base)



On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 03:23:17PM +0000, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> The default font is blurred.  I assume this is due to the anti-aliasing
> efforts so many people are eager for.  What I can't tell is whether
> what I'm seeing is actually intended to look this way or a problem
> due to lack of server configuration, fonts, etc.  I use a vanilla
> XF4.3 server with basically a default configuration and no extra
> fonts.  In italics, some characters have dropouts that make such
> text hard to read.

In RH9 (I believe the same stands for RH8.0) freetype RPM was _not_
compiled with hinting support which is extremely important for
anti-aliasing of TrueType fonts.

Take a look at
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=56646
for my first report of this to Red Hat 7.2.

In short, it turned out that Red Hat didn't want to compile bytecode
interpretation into freetype because of some licensing issues.  What I
do not understand is why that wasn't an issue in RH7.1 and RH7.3, while
it was in RH7.2 and RH9 (it seems RH8.0 too). :-)

Solution: change one definition from 1 to 0 in freetype.spec file and
rebuild freetype source rpm.  See
http://www.cs.wm.edu/~zvezdan/programs/bugs/antialias/
and take a look at the screenshots.  Is that the same problem you see in
Opera?

-- 
Zvezdan Petkovic <zvezdan_(_at_)_cs_(_dot_)_wm_(_dot_)_edu>
http://www.cs.wm.edu/~zvezdan/



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