[Fontconfig] Screen resolutions

David Gómez david at pleyades.net
Fri Feb 25 07:33:25 EST 2005

Hi all ;),

I have two systems with different screens. First one is a notebook with a
1024x768 LCD and the second one a box with a 1280x1024 TFT.

The problem is that fonts in both systems look different. I like how
the fonts in the LCD are rendered, but they don't look 'right' in the
TFT screen. They're too 'fuzzy'. Both are antialiased. 

I got two screenshots to show my problem, better to zoom in the fonts
to see the difference.


Look at the text within the render area in firefox, not the menus. Both are
using Bitstream Vera Sans.

The file local.conf is the same for both configurations, with sub-pixel
rendering enabled. I've tried to enable other options, like autohint.  There
was some difference, but the fonts still looked worse in the smaller screen.

I don't know the origin of this difference in the font rendering.  Could it be
the different screen resolutions, or it's something related to my

1024x768 notebook is using Xfree86 4.3.0, freetype 2.1.7 (is debian unstable)
1280x1024 TFT box is using Xorg 6.8.1, freetype 2.1.9 (fc3 packages)

Thanks in advance,

David Gómez                                      Jabber ID: davidge at jabber.org

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