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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Getting Beautiful Fonts in Gentoo Reply with quote

Hello all,

I just wrote a guide for enabling some common fontconfig tricks and making Gentoo typography look nicer than the defaults.

http://www.kev009.com/wp/2009/12/getting-beautiful-fonts-in-gentoo-linux/

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guide! :D
Additionally, the following might also help if you put it in your ~/.fonts.conf:
Code:
 <!-- Hinting -->
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
   <const>hintfull</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <!-- Disable autohint for bold fonts, o/w they look *too* bold -->
 <match target="font" >
  <test compare="more" name="weight" >
   <const>medium</const>
  </test>
  <edit mode="assign" name="autohint" >
   <bool>false</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>

Here is how teh same wikipedia page looks in mine: http://omploader.org/vMnd4Ng
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. I've included my ~/.fonts.conf on the page.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you , noticeable difference particularly in my terminal , i can now read the bold parts :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guide! Personally, I've been quite happy with the fonts on my machines, but that is probably because I do some of the things you suggest. I will need to try the remaining suggestions to see if it impacts my configuration.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Documentation, Tips & Tricks.

As its not a support question
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, good guide !

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The type1 (or type1-fonts, which is what I think you meant) USE flag no longer exists, but that's just a nit. Fabulous guide. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, nice guide :D !
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks kev. Nice guide and bookmarked.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this guide. Very Nice job Kevin. now my fonts look great
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People have generously provided "~/.fonts.conf" files. Is /etc/fonts/fonts.conf an equivalent for a site-wide deployment? (actually "/etc/fonts/fonts.d/51-local.conf"?) I'd rather put this in there than update everyone's (in the family on a home machine) account.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's for the nice guide I will definitely give these a try tonite when I get home. I also found very amusing (and informative) your "Godwin's Law" response to Pedro on your blog :) ... Kinda made my day.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm gonna test that for sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[borat_voice ] very good [/borat_voice]
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet, thanks for this!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good.
But in http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fontconfig, autohint is sugested to be disable:
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Autohinter attempts to do automatic hinting disregarding any existing hinting information. Until recently it was the default because TrueType2 was covered by patents but now that they have expired there's very little reason to use it. From technical point of view it does better than broken or no hinting information but it will be strongly sub-optimal for fonts with good hinting information. Generally system fonts are of the second kind so autohinter should not be used.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work....
thanx... :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: 70-no-bitmaps.conf breaks my terminal Reply with quote

Enabling 70-no-bitmaps.conf solve the issue in the Chromium (v.36) but breaks my terminal where I'm using 'Fixed' font. So better to have ugly web ...
Any clue please?

screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/sty8q
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: 70-no-bitmaps.conf breaks my terminal Reply with quote

dmnc wrote:
Enabling 70-no-bitmaps.conf solve the issue in the Chromium (v.36) but breaks my terminal where I'm using 'Fixed' font. So better to have ugly web ...
Any clue please?

screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/sty8q


Solution: http://superuser.com/a/766803/29696 (29-replace-bitmap-fonts.conf)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always liked the default rendering with eselect fontconfig configured to my taste

EDIT:

This is how i got very sharp and nice fonts:
1. Disable everything you dont absolutely need from eselect fontconfig.
2. Restart X.

My settings:
Code:
  [2]   10-no-sub-pixel.conf *
  [17]  30-metric-aliases.conf *
  [18]  30-urw-aliases.conf *
  [19]  40-nonlatin.conf *
  [20]  45-latin.conf *
  [21]  49-sansserif.conf *
  [22]  50-user.conf *
  [23]  51-local.conf *
  [27]  60-latin.conf *

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice also your blog looks fine :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: fonts Reply with quote

Got fonts to look proper in Chromium using the following eselect fontconfig setup on a dual Dell 19" display (2560x1024):

$ equery l chromium
* Searching for chromium ...
[IP-] [ ] www-client/chromium-36.0.1985.103:0

$ eselect fontconfig list
Available fontconfig .conf files (* is enabled):
[1] 10-autohint.conf *
[2] 10-no-sub-pixel.conf
[3] 10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf
[4] 10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf
[5] 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf *
[6] 10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf
[7] 10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf
[8] 10-unhinted.conf
[9] 11-lcdfilter-default.conf *
[10] 11-lcdfilter-legacy.conf
[11] 11-lcdfilter-light.conf
[12] 20-unhint-small-dejavu-sans.conf *
[13] 20-unhint-small-dejavu-sans-mono.conf *
[14] 20-unhint-small-dejavu-serif.conf *
[15] 20-unhint-small-vera.conf *
[16] 25-ttf-arphic-ukai-render.conf *
[17] 25-ttf-arphic-uming-bitmaps.conf
[18] 25-ttf-arphic-uming-render.conf *
[19] 25-unhint-nonlatin.conf *
[20] 30-metric-aliases.conf *
[21] 30-urw-aliases.conf *
[22] 35-ttf-arphic-ukai-aliases.conf *
[23] 35-ttf-arphic-uming-aliases.conf *
[24] 40-nonlatin.conf *
[25] 41-ttf-arphic-ukai.conf *
[26] 41-ttf-arphic-uming.conf *
[27] 42-luxi-mono.conf *
[28] 44-wqy-zenhei.conf *
[29] 45-latin.conf *
[30] 49-sansserif.conf *
[31] 50-user.conf *
[32] 51-local.conf *
[33] 57-dejavu-sans.conf *
[34] 57-dejavu-sans-mono.conf *
[35] 57-dejavu-serif.conf *
[36] 59-google-droid-sans.conf *
[37] 59-google-droid-sans-mono.conf *
[38] 59-google-droid-serif.conf *
[39] 60-latin.conf *
[40] 64-ttf-arphic-uming.conf *
[41] 65-fonts-persian.conf *
[42] 65-khmer.conf *
[43] 65-nonlatin.conf *
[44] 66-ja-ipafonts.conf *
[45] 66-lohit-assamese.conf *
[46] 66-lohit-bengali.conf *
[47] 66-lohit-gujarati.conf *
[48] 66-lohit-hindi.conf *
[49] 66-lohit-kannada.conf *
[50] 66-lohit-kashmiri@devanagari.conf *
[51] 66-lohit-konkani.conf *
[52] 66-lohit-maithili.conf *
[53] 66-lohit-marathi.conf *
[54] 66-lohit-oriya.conf *
[55] 66-lohit-punjabi.conf *
[56] 66-lohit-sindhi@devanagari.conf *
[57] 66-lohit-tamil.conf *
[58] 66-lohit-telugu.conf *
[59] 66-wqy-zenhei-sharp.conf *
[60] 66-wqy-zenhei-sharp-no13px.conf *
[61] 67-lohit-malayalam.conf *
[62] 67-lohit-nepali.conf *
[63] 69-unifont.conf *
[64] 70-no-bitmaps.conf *
[65] 70-yes-bitmaps.conf
[66] 75-ttf-arphic-ukai-select.conf *
[67] 80-delicious.conf *
[68] 90-synthetic.conf *
[69] 90-ttf-arphic-ukai-embolden.conf *
[70] 90-ttf-arphic-uming-embolden.conf *
[71] 99pdftoopvp.conf *
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