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[Bug 145604]


Like some others, I also object to keeping the "legacy" filter as the
default. Freetype doesn't call it legacy without reason: it is optimized
for one special rendering preference, full native hinting (IMO it's
doing badly even in that case), and is crap in all others. Moreover, if
the fonts do not have high-quality hinting instructions, it does a bad
job as well. I think this isn't even subjective, the color fringing of
the "legacy" filter is bad regardless of display and/or personal

If you still think it matters to not "surprise" users (I certainly would
call improved text rendering a good surprise, though), the FIR3 filter
might be a good choice for the default, but I'd surely go for the
default (FIR5) by default. This is how it should be anyway.

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  VRGB sub-pixel hinting causes black-on-black text rendering

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