Font Pixel Hinting?

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Font Pixel Hinting?

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What setting is everyone using?

On , off , slight or full doesn't seem to make any noticeable difference here.
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what is font pixel hinting??
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Settings , Fonts , Font settings hinting option
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My tired old eyes can't handle "scratchy" thin fonts too well, so, I use 'Slight', 'RGB' options + Antialiasing. However, I use my own downloaded fonts: 'Quantico' = variable, 'Envy Code R' = fixed.

Makes quite a big difference on all laptops & LCD monitors.

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I don't know what hinting does but I've been getting this font pixelation
every now and then on Mint 18 KDE Beta:
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Cinnamon 64bit

Mine doesn't change regardless of the setting so i'm starting to wonder if my install is corrupt.
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I used to have to futz with the font rendering settings, but at this point, I've found the defaults in Cinnamon do an excellent job. As someone coming from a history with Mac OS and Mac OS X, I'd say I have pretty high standards for how on-screen typography should look, so this is relatively high praise. Kerning isn't totally 100%, but it's very, very good.

Now, if only type-handling apps would get it right...
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