Wednesday, July 02, 2008

» Freetype2 packages with subpixel hinting

openSUSE packages of the latest freetype2 (2.3.7) are available on opensuse-community.org, with subpixel hinting enabled. See SubpixelHinting for further details. YMP

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Blogger Jonas said...

There's something wrong with the repo. I'm no expert (to put it mildly) on such things but YaST claims:

subpixel repository: valid metadata not found at specified URL(s).

-File /var/cache/zypp/raw/
ending with repomd.xml.key doesn't contain public key data.

23:17  
Blogger Black X said...

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00:20  
Blogger Black X said...

After I install it, I still don't see any deference! and I don't know why.

Also I try that tutorial before you edit without success :(
http://opensuse-community.org/SubpixelHinting

But In openSUSE 10.2 & 10.3 it was working perfect.

I using GNOME 2.22 and GTK2 pplications only.


Thank you for your great works.

00:24  
Blogger DimiG said...

Thanks for help ;-)

07:21  
Blogger josericardo said...

I'm having the same issues jonas had

18:44  
Blogger Krzysztof Kotlenga said...

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10:30  
Blogger Krzysztof Kotlenga said...

Every freetype2 copy build in the BS has subpixel rendering turned on.

Line 53 of freetype2.spec:
%define enable_subpixel_rendering 0%{?opensuse_bs}

So your package looks unnecessary to me.

(PS. I hate Blogger already.)

10:33  
Blogger Anshul said...

Loki,
The package is essentially useless. I installed it and didn't see any difference. I then installed some modified RPMs that I used for Mandriva and which came from the Fedora forums, they worked great. They incorporate the Hardy patches in libcairo and libXft.

-Anshul

13:39  
Blogger James Ots said...

Qt 4 seems to have freetype compiled into it, so the subpixel hinting freetype packages don't make any difference in KDE 4. I guess we need to hack Qt as well...

12:22  
Blogger Black X said...

Anshul:
Can you share us about it in openSUSE forums? :)

Thanks

02:21  
Blogger Anshul said...

BlackX,
I offered to share them on the forums...but recieved no response. I guess no one's interested I guess :)

I posted a screenshot of my Mandriva system at (http://www.imageping.com/show.php/30448_Screenshot1.png.html) and can achieve a similar look using Opensuse 11.0 with GNOME. I posted some detailed instructions on the Mandriva forums and they can be easily used for Suse as well:-
http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?p=507175. The instructions are at my last post.

Enjoy!

18:38  
Blogger Black X said...

Thanks Anshul, that's works with me on openSUSE 11.0, it was like what i had in opneSUSE 10.3 :)

Thanks alot..

23:08  
Blogger brotsamen said...

Hi,

I've troble with the repository also. Here is the output on the console using zypper on commandline:

Refreshing 'freetype2 with subpixel hinting'
Repository 'freetype2 with subpixel hinting' is invalid.
File /var/cache/zypp/raw/subpixelGy6zy2/repodata/repomd.xml.key doesn't contain public key data
Please, check if the URLs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Skipping repository 'freetype2 with subpixel hinting' because of the above error.

Any hints to solve this problem?

Cheers
brotsamen

13:48  
Blogger MDR said...

Gnome users need to install patched cairo as well.Grab it from the opensuse 10.3 update repo.I tried and it works.
Installing freetype2 packages will enable sub-pixel rendering in qt3 apps only since qt3 doesn't depend on cairo.If you are using kde then all is well :-)

06:27  
Blogger MDR said...

Sorry for the double post.
The above workaround is for opensuse 11.It seems like starting with this release ,the devs have decided to disable sub-pixel in cairo package as well.
I havent figured out how to enable sub-pixel rendering in Firefox 3.Firefox 3 is doing its own rendering just like openoffice :-(

06:37  

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