[Pkg-chromium-maint] Bug#580622: chromium-browser: Subpixel hinting makes fonts blurry
josh at joshtriplett.org
Tue Nov 9 01:55:48 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 07:21:13PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Josh Triplett wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 06:39:39PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> >> forwarded 580622 http://crbug.com/29871
> > Yes, that looks like the right bug to me. The screenshots and
> > comparisons in that bug, such as the one provided by the original
> > reporter, show the same eye-watering blurriness that I've observed. The
> > zoomed-in text provided in the original report shows the same color
> > fringes along vertical lines that this Debian bug report documents.
> > I don't think I have anything to add to that bug (other than a "me
> > too"), so I should probably refrain from commenting. Or do you think
> > this report contains any information not present in the upstream bug?
> Probably it would be better to figure out a fix on the Debian BTS and
> send a patch when ready.
> http://crbug.com/29871#c31 has the feel of getting to the heart of
> the matter, but it's beyond my depth.
That comment does indeed look promising. The "fontconfig-lcdfilters"
screenshot seems to demonstrate the problem: the third column, using
lcdlegacy (apparently not possible with unpatched Chromium), looks like
the rendering from other applications on my system. The first column,
which uses lcddefault instead, looks much blurrier.
- Josh Triplett
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