On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Gianluca Sforna <giallu(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Roberto Ragusa
> I'm well aware that many people have different tastes about font
> readability and that I'm probably out of the majority (who
> wants "like on Windows" rendering). This awareness was actually
> the reason of my post: to have guys remember that not everyone
> welcomes the bci.
Actually, one of the first questions I get from users switching from
Ubuntu is why our fonts look worse than theirs.
As of today, I haven't a good answer, if anyone knows better I'd
really love to hear where we differ and if/how we plan to close the
We neither do have the BCI nor the subpixel hinter enabled.
The patents for the former expired but apparently some fonts look
worse with it so we decided to disable it.
(I have been running with it enabled for years and for me stuff does
look _way_ better with the bci ... but well this is a subjective