Monday 14 November 2011

Firefox font smoothing in Linux

After upgrading to Fedora 16, I noticed that the font rendering looked awful in Firefox. Even an upgrade to Firefox Aurora made no difference. Purely out of desperation, I tried a method I had used previously to fix a similar issue with Chrome, ( and hit the jackpot!.

The original post by Zach Beane can be found here and all credit should go to him.

Save the following to ~/.fonts.conf:
<match target="font">
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
<edit name="hinting" mode="assign">
<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">

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