What about a script to revert back if this doesn’t go right or the user prefers the default font setup?
Dear @leemaster81, the script is just able to resume the old settings. Just run it again and it will ask if you want UNINSTALL it, that’s all!
OK, well in that case I will give it a go tomorrow. If anything, I can just recover from a system image.
I wonder: did anyone here get Monaco to render nicely? Yes, I know, there are many other good looking monospace fonts I think this font is still one of the best, but is notoriously hard to get right under linux. Especially when using any of the JetBrain editors (Webstorm/Phpstorm/Pycharm/etc).
Second question: does changing font engine have any impact on general (graphic) perfomance?
@sender, I haven’t done any specific benchmark to test the performances but from my daily using I don’t see any delay.
PS: happy to have helped you!
I thought font rendering depends on the DE settings and DPI and monitor resolution. Am I wrong this whole time?
@crazyg4merz, I think Infinality Engine overwrite some of the DE settings.
@joined Can you explain the following:
On https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Infinality It says:
Force Slight Hinting: Force slight hinting even when programs want full hinting.
So clearly slight hinting is the preferred modus. But down that page (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Infinality#Xft_and_FreeType_settings) it says:
Settings should duplicate those found in the Xft configuration file (
Xft.antialias: 1 Xft.autohint: 0 Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.hinting: 1 Xft.hintstyle: hintfull Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault Xft.rgba: rgb
Should I set mate font config settings to slight or full? Thanks.
@sender, I suggest slight hinting with Infinality.
Also, Monaco font looks good here with hintslight.
Thanks for the reply. Are you also using Monaco in a Jetbrains editor?
No, I use Monaco in xfce-terminal and in gedit. Looks good to me, but not all font sizes look good. I think I have it set to 12.
However, I rarely start xfce4. It’s mostly i3 with urxvt terminal and Terminus font.
I tried it and it really improves font rendering and readability considerably. Thanks!
So far I have no problems with speed or stability (KDE plasma shell).
@sender, from my little experience seems as Infinality use only Slight Hinting (isn’t important as you set your DE preferences, at least on XFCE).
@torvic, happy to have helped!
do l have to rerun this script after the incoming 2016.07.19 stable update?
After reading the at the script, I see that what it does is adding a custom repository into your system and install the file then add in a config file into your system. So you don’t need to rerun it I think.
@joined I think you need to post what you’re doing with the script and inform the users that this script will add a custom repository into their system and install some packages. Because they need to know the risk of adding custom repository even though it seems harmless.
http://bit.io/manopt is unreachable here
I downloaded it before posting my last post here. So it was working here.
Edit: you put in the wrong link. It’s http://bit.do/manopt2
Okay, sorry I just read the first and last post
My fonts.conf, from /home/username/.config/fontconfig. I’ve used it for quite some time across DE/WMs and Arch & Debian distributions.
<?xml version='1.0'?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'> <fontconfig> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="rgba"> <const>rgb</const> </edit> </match> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="hinting"> <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle"> <const>hintslight</const> </edit> </match> <match target="font"> <edit mode="assign" name="antialias"> <bool>true</bool> </edit> </match> <dir>~/.fonts</dir> </fontconfig>