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I believe that it is beneficial to know why someone wants a page to be updated. That is why I think this template should take a "reference" parameter. Could someone explain why you are against it? --Duncan
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{{PageNeedsUpdates |Reason=Package media-libs/fontconfig does not have a USE flag called "infinality" (anymore?)}}
  
I am pro. However, we can also explain the reason in the talk page. -- [[User:Pytony|Pytony]] ([[User talk:Pytony|talk]])
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== Install the packages ==
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Linux font quality is a chronic issue, by default fonts configuration far from ideal look. This can solved by rebuilding <tt>media-libs/fontconfig</tt> with the infinality USE flag, which applies the infinality patch set. Infinality patches were previously available only in the lcd-filtering overlay and have now been merged into the main Funtoo portage tree.
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<console>
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###i## echo "media-libs/freetype infinality" >> /etc/portage/package.use
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###i## emerge -uN fontconfig
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</console>
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== Advanced configuration ==
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=== Fontconfig ===
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==== Default configuration ====
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<console>
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-antialias.conf
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-autohint.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 11-lcdfilter-default.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 70-no-bitmaps.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-full.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-medium.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-no-sub-pixel.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-unhinted.conf</console>
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===Linux configuration ===
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Same as default configuration except:
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<console>
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf
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</console>
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=== Infinality’s configuration ===
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Same as default configuration except:
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<console>
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-tt-instructed-full.conf
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 20-hinting-small-fonts-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 25-hinting-small-arial-black-slight.conf
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</console>
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=== Windows configuration ===
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Same as default except:
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<console>
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-autohint.conf
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting-full.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-non-tt-instructed-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 20-hinting-small-fonts-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 25-hinting-small-arial-black-slight.conf
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</console>
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=== OSX configuration ===
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Same as default configuration except:
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<console>
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-autohint.conf
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-slight.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 10-unhinted.conf 
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###i## eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-tt-instructed-none.conf
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</console>
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== Freetype ==
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Freetype can be configured through environment variables (see <tt>/etc/env.d/99lcdfilter</tt> for a list of the variables and their description). Those variables can be overridden on a per-user basis by either redefining them in a startup file (such as <tt>~/.bash_profile</tt>) or by sourcing the <tt>/usr/lib/ft-settings.sh</tt> script with the desired style in parameter (you can, of course, source the script from a startup file).
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usage: source ft-settings.sh <style>
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<console>
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Possible styles: 
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  default      - Use default settings.  A compromise that should please most people 
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  osx          - Simulate OSX rendering 
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  ubuntu      - Simulate UBUNTU rendering 
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  linux        - Generic Linux style - no snapping or certain other tweaks 
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  windows      - Simulate Windows rendering 
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  vanilla      - Just subpixel hinting
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Infinality styles:
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  classic      - Infinality rendering circa 2010. No snapping 
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  nudge        - CLASSIC with lightly stem snapping and tweaks 
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  push        - CLASSIC with medium stem snapping and tweaks 
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  shove        - Full stem snapping and tweaks without sharpening 
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  sharpened    - Full stem snapping, tweaks, and Windows-style sharpening 
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  infinality  - Settings used by Infinality
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</console>
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== LibXft ==
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Only legacy programs still use libXft. The default configuration is defined in <tt>/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/Xft</tt>. It can be overriden on a per-user basis in the <tt>~/.Xresources</tt> or <tt>~/.Xdefaults</tt> files:
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{{file|name=~/.Xdefaults|desc= |body=
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Xft.antialias:  1
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Xft.autohint:  0 
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Xft.dpi:        96 
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Xft.hinting:    1 
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Xft.hintstyle:  hintfull 
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Xft.lcdfilter:  lcddefault 
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Xft.rgba:      rgb
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}}
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[[Category:HOWTO]]

Revision as of 13:58, September 18, 2014

Important

This page is in need of updates.


Install the packages

Linux font quality is a chronic issue, by default fonts configuration far from ideal look. This can solved by rebuilding media-libs/fontconfig with the infinality USE flag, which applies the infinality patch set. Infinality patches were previously available only in the lcd-filtering overlay and have now been merged into the main Funtoo portage tree.

# echo "media-libs/freetype infinality" >> /etc/portage/package.use
# emerge -uN fontconfig 

Advanced configuration

Fontconfig

Default configuration

# eselect fontconfig enable 10-antialias.conf
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-autohint.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-sub-pixel-rgb.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 11-lcdfilter-default.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 70-no-bitmaps.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-full.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-medium.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-no-sub-pixel.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-bgr.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-vbgr.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-sub-pixel-vrgb.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-unhinted.conf

Linux configuration

Same as default configuration except:

# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf
# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf

Infinality’s configuration

Same as default configuration except:

# eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-tt-instructed-full.conf
# eselect fontconfig enable 20-hinting-small-fonts-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 25-hinting-small-arial-black-slight.conf

Windows configuration

Same as default except:

# eselect fontconfig disable 10-autohint.conf
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-hinting-full.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-non-tt-instructed-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 20-hinting-small-fonts-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-aquabase-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 21-hinting-small-browallia-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 22-hinting-courier-italic-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 25-hinting-small-arial-black-slight.conf

OSX configuration

Same as default configuration except:

# eselect fontconfig disable 10-autohint.conf
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting.conf  
# eselect fontconfig disable 10-hinting-slight.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 10-unhinted.conf  
# eselect fontconfig enable 15-hinting-tt-instructed-none.conf

Freetype

Freetype can be configured through environment variables (see /etc/env.d/99lcdfilter for a list of the variables and their description). Those variables can be overridden on a per-user basis by either redefining them in a startup file (such as ~/.bash_profile) or by sourcing the /usr/lib/ft-settings.sh script with the desired style in parameter (you can, of course, source the script from a startup file).

usage: source ft-settings.sh <style>

Possible styles:   
  default      - Use default settings.  A compromise that should please most people  
  osx          - Simulate OSX rendering  
  ubuntu       - Simulate UBUNTU rendering  
  linux        - Generic Linux style - no snapping or certain other tweaks  
  windows      - Simulate Windows rendering  
  vanilla      - Just subpixel hinting

Infinality styles:  
  classic      - Infinality rendering circa 2010. No snapping  
  nudge        - CLASSIC with lightly stem snapping and tweaks  
  push         - CLASSIC with medium stem snapping and tweaks  
  shove        - Full stem snapping and tweaks without sharpening  
  sharpened    - Full stem snapping, tweaks, and Windows-style sharpening  
  infinality   - Settings used by Infinality

LibXft

Only legacy programs still use libXft. The default configuration is defined in /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/Xft. It can be overriden on a per-user basis in the ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults files:

~/.Xdefaults
Xft.antialias:  1
Xft.autohint:   0  
Xft.dpi:        96  
Xft.hinting:    1  
Xft.hintstyle:  hintfull  
Xft.lcdfilter:  lcddefault  
Xft.rgba:       rgb