[cairo-bugs] [Bug 11838] hintstyle specified in fontconfig is ignored while rgba is respected sometimes

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Sat Sep 25 18:09:22 PDT 2010


--- Comment #15 from Krzysztof Kotlenga <piernik at gmail.com> 2010-09-25 18:09:17 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> Fontconfig doesn't know whether the text is being rendered to an LCD screen or
> a printer, so fontconfig needs to be told subpixel order and whether hinting is
> appropriate.

I admit I don't know how printing specific rendering is being done. Is it that
antialiasing and hinting are turned off because printer resolution is much
higher than screen and it wouldn't make sense to leave them on? (no visible

> Problems happen when fontconfig rules blindly override such information (bug
> 17722

Sorry for discussing bug 17722 here, but how come that rules in
10-sub-pixel-*.conf can override anything? Isn't it how defaults supposed to be
set, giving that "50-user.conf" can override it later and any "low-level"
fontconfig user can do the same if needed? (and virtually all Xft.rgba touching
stuff does it anyway? Or doesn't? Or is xrm/fc priority issue? See? This should
be nuked.)

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