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Thread: Font rendering in xfce

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    Re: Font rendering in xfce

    Yeah, I was going to say that the xubuntu one looks clearer to me.

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    Re: Font rendering in xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by Toz View Post
    Yeah, I was going to say that the xubuntu one looks clearer to me.
    Really? The difference, to me, is stark.
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    Re: Font rendering in xfce

    Well... I don't get it... but... I rebooted, logged into Ubuntu, twiddled and tweaked, returned to Xubuntu, turned on RGB and this time, with maybe just the right DPI setting, just the right hinting, and with LCD set to default, and then rebooting, I've gotten Xubuntu to look as good as Ubuntu.

    Case closed. Phew.

    If this were my thread, I would mark it solved. You're a saint, Toz, for putting up with me.
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    Re: Font rendering in xfce

    Firefox does not care about the XFCE font smoothing settings and XFCE simply does not sync the various configurations (xsettings, fontconfig, Xdefaults/Xresources).

    In my opinion, font rendering in Firefox looks the best, if you switch to hintfull and lcdlegacy.
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    Re: Font rendering in xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by VTPoet View Post
    Thanks Cog. I've already tweaked and twiddled those knobs and dials. I filed a bug with the XFCE devs, but they marked the bug invalid, saying font rendition has to do with the distros, not XFCE. Fair enough; but poor font rendition has turned a lot of users off of XFCE, fair or not. Right now, I'm in Unity rather than Xubuntu because I can't handle the lack of smoothing in FF, LibreOffice, and the whole DE in general.
    I second that. The font rendering is a pain in Xubuntu (for me the only one so far, otherwise great distro).

    Changing the font to "Ubuntu 11" and using a custom DPI (108) seems to help though (Settings->Settings Manager->Appearance->Fonts)...

    Sorry for bringing up an old thread.
    Last edited by astef; March 21st, 2013 at 04:29 PM.

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