Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#4346 closed bug (invalid)

Problem with fonts

Reported by: Hubert Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Servers/app_server Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


From time of corrections for #4084 I have a little problem fatter some font. See on screen 1 on example "(R)ecent (A)pplications" or "Shutdo(w)n". On screen 2(old hrev30944) fonts they are correctly display.

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screenshot1.png (101.9 KB ) - added by Hubert 12 years ago.
screen 1
screenshot2.png (108.8 KB ) - added by Hubert 12 years ago.
screenshot1.2.png (152.9 KB ) - added by Hubert 12 years ago.

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Change History (11)

by Hubert, 12 years ago

Attachment: screenshot1.png added

screen 1

by Hubert, 12 years ago

Attachment: screenshot2.png added


comment:1 by rudolfc, 12 years ago

Hmm, the shots look perfect?

You should take a digital photo, as the memory content is probably perfect if the driver is responsible...

Can you take a digital photo of some artifacts reasonably close up and upload them here?



comment:2 by rudolfc, 12 years ago

Ah, OK, you mean the slightly thicker 'A' ??

This is a 'artifact' the app_server or something does. This is not driver specific. I can tell because you did a system screenshot. Driver faults generally don't show with system screenshots..

Please advice.. Rudolf.

comment:3 by Hubert, 12 years ago

I remember, I was so earlier in the bad refreshed but at 59-60 Hz everything was ok, now, unfortunately, each have such strange fonts, it seems to me that the driver error.

comment:4 by axeld, 12 years ago

Component: Drivers/Graphics/nVidiaServers/app_server
Owner: changed from rudolfc to stippi

Whatever this is, I agree with Rudolf that this should be an app_server problem. When exactly do you see those problems, as they don't seem to be always there?

comment:5 by mmlr, 12 years ago

My immediate guess would be the disabling of the patented bytecode interpreter of FreeType in hrev32577.

comment:6 by Hubert, 12 years ago

I testing in hrev32470 propably before some changes in #4084 and I have normal fonts. And I test hrev32724 too and I have still slightly thicker fonts.

by Hubert, 12 years ago

Attachment: screenshot1.2.png added

comment:7 by stippi, 12 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

As mmlr already wrote, we disabled the patented hinting code in the default images, and this is exactly the reason why the font hinting has slightly changed. Sorry, but you have to build your own images and configure them with --include-patented-code to enable the previous hinting method. The public images cannot be build like this anymore, I should not have enabled this back when I did, but at that time, the non-patented auto-hinter in FreeType was much, much worse than it is today.

In any case, the effects of this change is exactly what you see in the screenshots, but I have to close this as invalid (won't fix).

comment:8 by Hubert, 12 years ago

yeah, stippi you have right, thx for info

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