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Infinality Patches

Postby c.c. on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:08 am

This is my first post on the forum. I'm curious about the potential inclusion of Infinality's patches in LMDE. The way I've got it set up now is that I (1) checkout freetype2 from git (git://git.sv.nongnu.org/freetype/freetype2.git), (2) apply Infinality's patches (http://www.infinality.net/fedora/linux/ ... 64.tar.bz2), and (3) replace /etc/fonts with /etc/fonts from Ubuntu's fontconfig-config (http://packages.ubuntu.com/raring/fontconfig-config).

The end result is really nice. In my opinion, the best font rendering I've seen anywhere else. Of course, I might not be following the correct procedure to adjust font rendering (or a logical one), but I the end result is great. I was curious about what other people do to the default set up in LMDE, and whether there's room for discussion to include better font rendering by default in LMDE?
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Re: Infinality Patches

Postby tobol on Sat May 04, 2013 6:13 am

hi,

i'd like to know how you used the patches
i tried following the instructions from infinality.net using
patch -p1 <path to path file>
but it doesn't complete like it hanged or something.

thanks for any info.
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Re: Infinality Patches

Postby catweazel on Sat May 04, 2013 6:43 am

tobol wrote:i'd like to know how you used the patches
i tried following the instructions from infinality.net using
patch -p1 <path to path file>
but it doesn't complete like it hanged or something.

This is how I do it in Debian Wheezy:
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$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
$ cd ~/Downloads
$ git clone https://github.com/chenxiaolong/Debian-Packages.git
$ cd Debian-Packages/freetype-infinality/
$ dpkg-checkbuilddeps
$ cd ../fontconfig-infinality/
$ dpkg-checkbuilddeps
$ cd ../freetype-infinality/
$ ./build.sh
$ cd ../fontconfig-infinality/
$ ./build.sh
$ cd ..
$ sudo dpkg -i freetype-infinality/*.deb fontconfig-infinality/*.deb


I assume it's the same on LMDE.
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Re: Infinality Patches

Postby frankster on Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:43 am

I've just tried this - what is the best way of verifying that the change has "taken"? I presume I have to restart my window manager or X session for it to take effect. What should I look out for in order to be able to tell the difference?
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Re: Infinality Patches

Postby catweazel on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:10 am

frankster wrote:What should I look out for in order to be able to tell the difference?

Just use firefox. It's fonts are ugly by default so they look much better with infinality installed.
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Re: Infinality Patches

Postby frankster on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:31 am

Ah yes - I took this before and after picture.
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The most noticeable problem pre-infinality is that the C and the u in Currently are touching! In the after picture the font looks more dense, less skinny.

Didn't have to restart my window manager by the way, though I may have restarted firefox.
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