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Subpixel rendering in Fedora 22

I've spent last week trying to get subpixel rendering working with fedora's freetype package, and even though it had the patch...

--- freetype-2.5.2/include/config/ftoption.h 2013-12-08 19:40:19.000000000 +0100
+++ freetype-2.5.2-enable-spr/include/config/ftoption.h 2014-01-17 19:17:34.000000000 +0100
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@
   /* This is done to allow FreeType clients to run unmodified, forcing     */
   /* them to display normal gray-level anti-aliased glyphs.                */
   /*                                                                       */


... the fonts still looked horribly (e.g. this web page)

Today I actually read the spec file, and it started with...

# Patented subpixel rendering disabled by default.
# Pass '--with subpixel_rendering' on rpmbuild command-line to enable.
%{!?_with_subpixel_rendering: %{!?_without_subpixel_rendering: %define _without_subpixel_rendering --without-subpixel_rendering}}

insert a minute of swearing

Everybody seem to be all hyped about infinality patches, and they do make the fonts look great, but these were already merged.

rpmbuild  -bb freetype.spec --with subpixel_rendering

Even Cantarell font looks almost decent now.



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