[clug] Fonts problem

Joe Neeman neeman at webone.com.au
Thu Apr 28 00:31:37 GMT 2005

You need to enable sub-pixel rendering (aka ClearType on Windows).
Google will turn up many results, but here is a good one (from

I have a TFT/DFP/LCD display uses a DVI cable and fonts look odd and fuzzy

    This is due to rendering differences between CRTs and non-CRTs. To
fix this problem, you need to enable sub-pixel rendering. Edit the
/etc/fonts/local.conf file and find the commented section with the
"Enable subpixel rendering". Uncomment this section to enable this
feature. NOTE that this will do nothing but a minor amount of extra work
on CRTs and does not improve the display quality. Possible values for
the const section include - rgb, bgr, vrgb, bgrv, and none.

<!-- Enable sub-pixel rendering -->
<match target="font">
   <test qual="all" name="rgba"><const>unknown</const></test>
      <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"><const>rgb</const></edit>

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