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irenicus09
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Switching away from Infinality Ultimate font rendering Reply with quote

I've been using infinality-ultimate-meta for font rendering, but I've heard that the patches are no longer being maintained and also I couldn't find relevant documentation on what to use, or how to revert back to freetype2

I really don't have much experience when it comes to font rendering, but this is currently what I have

Code:

qa freetype                                     
 * Searching for freetype ...
[-P-] [  ] media-libs/freetype-2.6.3-r1:2
[-P-] [ ~] media-libs/freetype-2.6.5:2
[-P-] [ ~] media-libs/freetype-2.7.1-r1:2
[IP-] [  ] media-libs/freetype-2.7.1-r2:2
[-P-] [ -] media-libs/freetype-9999:2


Code:

eselect fontconfig list                         
Available fontconfig .conf files (* is enabled):
  [1]   10-autohint.conf
  [2]   10-no-sub-pixel.conf
  [3]   10-powerline-symbols.conf
  [4]   10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf
  [5]   10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf
  [6]   10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf
  [7]   10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf
  [8]   10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf
  [9]   10-unhinted.conf
  [10]  11-lcdfilter-default.conf
  [11]  11-lcdfilter-legacy.conf
  [12]  11-lcdfilter-light.conf
  [13]  20-unhint-small-dejavu-sans.conf
  [14]  20-unhint-small-dejavu-sans-mono.conf
  [15]  20-unhint-small-dejavu-serif.conf
  [16]  20-unhint-small-vera.conf
  [17]  25-unhint-nonlatin.conf
  [18]  30-metric-aliases.conf
  [19]  30-urw-aliases.conf
  [20]  31-cantarell.conf
  [21]  40-nonlatin.conf
  [22]  42-luxi-mono.conf
  [23]  45-latin.conf
  [24]  49-sansserif.conf
  [25]  50-user.conf
  [26]  51-local.conf
  [27]  52-infinality.conf *
  [28]  57-dejavu-sans.conf
  [29]  57-dejavu-sans-mono.conf
  [30]  57-dejavu-serif.conf
  [31]  59-google-droid-sans.conf
  [32]  59-google-droid-sans-mono.conf
  [33]  59-google-droid-serif.conf
  [34]  60-latin.conf
  [35]  60-liberation.conf
  [36]  62-croscore-arimo.conf
  [37]  62-croscore-cousine.conf
  [38]  62-croscore-symbolneu.conf
  [39]  62-croscore-tinos.conf
  [40]  63-source-pro.conf
  [41]  64-01-tlwg-kinnari.conf
  [42]  64-02-tlwg-norasi.conf
  [43]  64-11-tlwg-waree.conf
  [44]  64-12-tlwg-loma.conf
  [45]  64-13-tlwg-garuda.conf
  [46]  64-14-tlwg-umpush.conf
  [47]  64-15-laksaman.conf
  [48]  64-21-tlwg-typo.conf
  [49]  64-22-tlwg-typist.conf
  [50]  64-23-tlwg-mono.conf
  [51]  65-fonts-persian.conf
  [52]  65-khmer.conf
  [53]  65-nonlatin.conf
  [54]  66-lohit-bengali.conf
  [55]  69-unifont.conf
  [56]  70-no-bitmaps.conf
  [57]  70-yes-bitmaps.conf
  [58]  75-yes-terminus.conf
  [59]  80-delicious.conf
  [60]  89-tlwg-garuda-synthetic.conf
  [61]  89-tlwg-kinnari-synthetic.conf
  [62]  89-tlwg-laksaman-synthetic.conf
  [63]  89-tlwg-loma-synthetic.conf
  [64]  89-tlwg-umpush-synthetic.conf
  [65]  89-tlwg-waree-synthetic.conf
  [66]  90-synthetic.conf
  [67]  99pdftoopvp.conf


Code:

eselect infinality list                         
Available styles:
  [1]   debug
  [2]   infinality
  [3]   linux
  [4]   nyx
  [5]   osx
  [6]   osx2
  [7]   ultimate-combi
  [8]   ultimate-free
  [9]   ultimate-ms *
  [10]  win7
  [11]  win98
  [12]  winxp



Code:

eselect lcdfilter list                           
Available styles:
  [1]   custom
  [2]   default
  [3]   infinality
  [4]   infinality-classic
  [5]   infinality-nudge
  [6]   infinality-push
  [7]   infinality-sharpened
  [8]   infinality-shove
  [9]   linux
  [10]  nyx
  [11]  osx
  [12]  ubuntu
  [13]  ultimate *
  [14]  vanilla
  [15]  windows-7
  [16]  windows-7-light
  [17]  windows-xp
  [18]  windows-xp-light



This is what I have in .Xresources ->https://paste.pound-python.org/show/uIgYmTOHmRmYRU5D4dkg/

Please advice what I can do to revert to freetype2 from infinality patches, also would you advice against doing so?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the infinality patches were merged to upstream freetype2 finally.

If you want to stop using them, re-emerge media-libs/freetype with USE flags "cleartype_hinting -infinality", but think twice ;)

EDIT: Oh, about the infinality-ultimate-meta, I thought its just a set of fonts to give you everything you need in one package. It doesnt do anything with font rendering.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Juippisi ...

So if accoding to what you say is true and infinality has been merged in freetype2, if I have 'infinality' flag set in 'media-libs/freetype-2.7.1-r2:2' it would automatically apply infinality patches for me right? Also 'eselect fonconfig' is set to '52-infinality.conf', is that okay? What about the values of 'eselect lcdfilter' and 'eselect infinality', should I leave it as it is right now?

I just want the best possibe font rendering experience on Gentoo and I have a gut feeling that may be I'm doing something wrong :?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So if accoding to what you say is true and infinality has been merged in freetype2, if I have 'infinality' flag set in 'media-libs/freetype-2.7.1-r2:2' it would automatically apply infinality patches for me right?

Yes.

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Also 'eselect fonconfig' is set to '52-infinality.conf', is that okay?

Quote:
What about the values of 'eselect lcdfilter' and 'eselect infinality',


I wrote a long reply, then went to confirm one thing and found:
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fontconfig#Explanation

its actually all explained in there :)

Tinkering with the options may or may not make your fonts better, Ive checked some stuff from Arch Wiki ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/font_configuration ) and fonts have forever since been "dont touch" thing to me.
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