Subpixel Font Rendering for 2009.0 & 2009.1
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Subpixel Font Rendering:
One of the main complaints that XP users have after migrating to Linux is "My desktop looks crappy as the fonts really suck". This point is valid to an extent, as the native freetype font rendering lacks in certain aspects. However, there are various techniques that one can employ to get perfect font rendering on their desktops. The font rendering depends on a number of factors:
- Type of Graphics Card
- Type of Desktop Environment, i.e. GNOME or KDE or any other
- Toolkit being used for the application, GTK or Qt
What does this article cover?
This article covers tips on how to enable perfectly subpixeled fonts for GTK and Qt applications. The reason I mention GTK and Qt apps is that many users prefer to use both apps in GNOME and KDE desktop environments.
Subpixel rendering has been available through a third-party repository for a while. However, these packages are dated and do not cover various changes in rendering for GTK+ apps which is now done through the libcairo packages. Ubuntu and to a certain