[4.x] Plasma font bug

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at arcor.de
Tue Feb 3 01:52:24 GMT 2009

James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
>> All versions of KDE 4 (including latest 4.2.0) on my system (Gentoo 
>> Linux 64-bit) seem to have this bug when rendering fonts in Plasma areas:
>>    http://i40.tinypic.com/15hhdud.png
>> Is it a known issue or is it just me?
> It is possible that it is your font setting.
> Go to the Control Center (now called System Settings):
> 	Appearance -> Fonts
> Click that button: "Configure"
> Select "Hinting style:" "Full"
> You appear to have: "Use sub-pixel rendering" checked.  Do you have an 
> LDC screen?  If not, uncheck it (IAC, you might try unchecking it).  If 
> you do have an LCD screen, make sure that you have the correct color 
> order selected.

I have an LCD and I have hinting style "slight".  "Medium" and "Full" 
produce ugly (for my taste) font rendering; the fonts aren't "fat" enough.

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