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#1 amerigena

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:26 AM

I am an occasional user of Bodhi, who may use it more consistently since downloading the recent 4.3 release. I don't love the font rendering. I've found that using the Infinality patches improves their appearance considerably.

Here's the link. http://www.webupd8.o...linux-with.html

And I understand that the instructions involve using a PPA, which the Bodhi community does not approve of (for some valid reasons). But the instructions do work; I find appearance and clarity of fonts much improved in 4.3 after applying the patches.

Thank you.

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#2 Jeff

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:30 PM

My eyes must be going in my old age, but I literally can't see a difference between the two options shown side by side there. 



#3 wimc

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

Infinality side of text does seem a tad darker, other then that, do not see any other difference.


My computer - Dell XPS 8910 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-6700 CPU @ 3.4 GHz, 16 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GTX 750 Ti with 2 GB, 27" display at 1920x1080 res.

Parents computer - Dell XPS 8700 (tower), Bodhi Linux 4.3.1-64 (no other OS), Intel Core I7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz, 8 GB ram, 1 TB HDD, Nvidia Gefore GT 720 with 4 GB (1GB standard, 3 GB shared), 27" display at 1920x1080 res.


#4 michmanbiker

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:43 PM

Why does Bodhi not like PPAs?



#5 Jeff

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 02:47 PM

PPAs are insecure. Installing software via PPAs on Linux is less secure than installing software on Windows.

 

http://it.toolbox.co...a-problem-73173



#6 michmanbiker

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:27 PM

Got it. 



#7 amerigena

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:44 PM

It's very strange, because the immediate difference, after applying the infinality patches, was considerable. After booting the system up again, the changes that were made aren't present. Fonts aren't as clear and are back to the installation defaults. This is not a big issue, but strange nonetheless.

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#8 amerigena

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 01:38 PM

I found an old post by Charles recommending lxappearance as a convenient GUI method of changing font antialiasing and hinting. I installed it, and it's working very well.

The 4.3.1 release seems, so far, to be excellent. And Bodhi's forums are extremely informative. 

Thank you.

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#9 michmanbiker

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:11 AM

Could you elaborate on font rendering? What is the issue?






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