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[Bug 2017573] Re: Font hinting broken on 23.04
The README for fonts-liberation2 says:
* This is fonts-liberation v2 packaged in a separate source package.
The binary package is co-installable with fonts-liberation v1
by installing the actual TTF files into a different directory
Since the v1 and v2 fonts share the same family names, fontconfig
with its default configuration will always prefer the v2 variants
because of their higher version numbers and wider glyph coverage.
This way, it is possible to override fonts-liberation v1 for most
applications using fontforge (and not explicitly accessing the fonts
by full path) while still keeping the v1 Sans Narrow variant available.
So there is a reason to install both, except that it's a shame that
liberation2 introduces a regression in the hinting capabilities. I don't
think many people use non-AA'd hinted fonts like me and let's not forget
it was just an unlucky counter example from my side. So I'd stick with
both packages in the seed and have Liberation Sans Narrow as a perk.
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Font hinting broken on 23.04
Status in fonts-ubuntu package in Ubuntu:
Just upgraded my laptops to Kubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster and hinting
for all non-commercial fonts seems broken. I used to have decent if
not perfect hinting on Ubuntu and Ubuntu Mono font, but now the only
fonts that still hint correctly are Microsoft's Verdana and Tahoma
etc. Not sure whether the devide is exactly along this line, but it
Tried regenerating font cache (fc-cache -rv) but that didn't help.
Operating System: Kubuntu 23.04
KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.104.0
Qt Version: 5.15.8
Kernel Version: 6.3.0 (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: Wayland
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-10510U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Memory: 31.1 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics
Product Name: N141CU
System Version: Not Applicable
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