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    Phoronix: Fedora 29 Might Finally Switch To Liberation Fonts 2

    Back in 2012 was feature work to upgrade Fedora from using the Liberation Fonts to Liberation Fonts 2. That change at the time for Fedora 19 was then diverted due to the updated fonts causing some fuzzy/blurred rendering. That issue has been fixed now following an update to F18 at the time and with Fedora 29 they are looking at once again trying Liberation Fonts 2 by default...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ration-Fonts-2

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    But that is a downgrade. Liberation 1 is much better hinted, where the so-called second edition is Googles fork which has little to no hinting and requires a hidpi screen to look good.

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    • #3
      This reminds me on one movie line, qoute:
      "Yeah, but we have a hard date on this software, and I'm sorry, but adding pretty fonts is not gonna change that."

      I don't know about you guys, but im still on xorg bitmap fonts for any real terminal work. I just don't like the feel of TTF. For anything else, i don't care much.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by msami View Post
        This reminds me on one movie line, qoute:
        "Yeah, but we have a hard date on this software, and I'm sorry, but adding pretty fonts is not gonna change that."

        I don't know about you guys, but im still on xorg bitmap fonts for any real terminal work. I just don't like the feel of TTF. For anything else, i don't care much.
        You should try Liberation (1) Mono with full hinting... It is the single best hinted font I have ever seen, always 100% sharp.

        Buy Cousine (aka Liberation (2) Mono), only looks good with slight hinting, which is fuzzier unless you have a high res screen. I have started using Cousine with slight hinting where I have hi-dpi, but for good old 96dpi liberation mono with full hinting is still king.
        Last edited by carewolf; 07-24-2018, 02:18 PM.

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        • #5
          Typo in the short description:

          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Fedora + Liberation Fonta 2

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          • #6
            Originally posted by msami View Post
            This reminds me on one movie line, qoute:
            "Yeah, but we have a hard date on this software, and I'm sorry, but adding pretty fonts is not gonna change that."

            I don't know about you guys, but im still on xorg bitmap fonts for any real terminal work. I just don't like the feel of TTF. For anything else, i don't care much.
            ewwww. Have you at least tried monospace TTF fonts? There are plenty like inconsolita designed specifically for terminal work.

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            • #7
              I always change my fonts to Droid Sans system wide and Terminus for terminal usage. It's going to be pretty hard to change that habit.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by carewolf View Post

                You should try Liberation (1) Mono with full hinting... It is the single best hinted font I have ever seen, always 100% sharp.

                Buy Cousine (aka Liberation (2) Mono), only looks good with slight hinting, which is fuzzier unless you have a high res screen. I have started using Cousine with slight hinting where I have hi-dpi, but for good old 96dpi liberation mono with full hinting is still king.
                IBM Plex Sans (esp. the Medium variant, but the others are fine as well) is also always sharp for me, even on a high res screen

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

                  IBM Plex Sans (esp. the Medium variant, but the others are fine as well) is also always sharp for me, even on a high res screen
                  Anything can look sharp and good on a high res screen. The problem is that it is a trade off on lower resolutions

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                  • #10
                    On smaller resolution monitors I use Terminus or console fonts, at 2560x1440 I use Noto Mono, for me is better than Liberation Mono, Plex Mono, Fira Code...

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