Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

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fdpg1963
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Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby fdpg1963 » 22 Dec 2017 17:27

Hello,

As a SolydX newbie I noiticed that font rendering in Firefox ESR is far from optimal, it hurts my eyes while I can get the "normal" fonts pretty OK via the Font settings (Aliasing on,RGB, medium). This keeps me from SolydX right now although I love this distro.
When I run Mint 18.3 Maté font rendering in Firefox 57 is perfect on the same laptop so it is not a hardware problem. (using Noto sans, DejaVu serif in FF)

In general I can say that I never saw a Linux distro with such a perfect font rendering as Mint. How can I get it at the same level in SolydX?

Kind regards, Folkert

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ilu
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Re: Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby ilu » 23 Dec 2017 02:45

I'm not sure what you mean. My FF ESR looks fine, but maybe I don't know what fine really is?

fdpg1963
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Re: Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby fdpg1963 » 23 Dec 2017 09:28

I know what is fine. If I go to https://solydxk.nl/ the characters of the main text "SolydXK is an open source operating system...." are printed fat and not sharp, like I'm looking through glasses with too strong lenses. In Mint the text looks normal and very sharp.

It only happens in FF ESR not in the OS itself.

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ilu
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Re: Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby ilu » 24 Dec 2017 10:04

It looks like this for me and I think it's fine, so I don't know what might be wrong on your system.
FF-Fonts.png
Just an aside: I'm not really fond of those trendy grey-on-white, or even worse, grey-on-grey designs because they are a horror for impaired or elderly people.

fdpg1963
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Re: Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby fdpg1963 » 24 Dec 2017 11:53

Your fonts look fine indeed. I discovered that if I change the FF ESR default font to Noto Sans (Like Mint uses for default) it looks already much better! BTW, I ran MX Linux live and had the same problem. Maybe it has something to do with the limited resolution of my laptop. (1600x900 for 17 inch).

Guess I will have to put some effort in tuning fonts.

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Re: Font rendering is bad in Firefox ESR (SolydX live)

Postby ilu » 25 Dec 2017 15:23

My FF uses Clear Sans which I think is default for SolydX.


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