User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008011404 Minefield/3.0b3pre Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008011404 Minefield/3.0b3pre The nighlty builds have a significantly degraded font rendering quality. Fonts don't display in there requested color, e. g. black, but in a mixture of red, black and green for instance, which is quite likely a hinting problem. FreeType's autohinter is used. (When using bytecode-hinting, the fonts look like in Firefox 2: http://ochsenreither.de/~soc/rendering_h-strong.png ) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start Firefox 2. Browse to any website Actual Results: Fonts will look ugly. http://ochsenreither.de/~soc/rendering.png Expected Results: Fonts shouldn't look ugly, at least the level of font quality seen in Firefox 2 should be reached. http://ochsenreither.de/~soc/rendering_ok.png In my opinion the severity is 'major', because readable text is one of the most important features a browser should provide. (Additionally, I don't want to stay at Firefox 2, because of that unbearable bug ... so hopefully it gets fixed faster that way :-P)
Created attachment 297609 [details] here is a close up that shows the difference between rendering.png and rendering_ok.png Here is a close up that shows the difference between rendering.png and rendering_ok.png (I agree it looks worse in ff3 but when these images were zoomed out I didn't see the difference directly).
Created attachment 297610 [details] same page rendered in ff2 and ff3-nightly-minefield-2008011604 Exact version of ff3 nightly build was: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008011604 Minefield/3.0b3pre Looks almost identical on my machine, maybe it uses some other kind of hinting or something?
Fonts appear fine to me on nightly: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9b3pre) Gecko/2008011704 Minefield/3.0b3pre Kubuntu 7.10
Martin, what distribution are you using? This is certainly bug 404637 Some distribution patch Cairo so that you get less color fringes when not using the autohinter.
(In reply to comment #4) > ... when not using the autohinter. err, rather when using the autohinter (or not using the bytecode interpreter)
(In reply to comment #4) > Martin, what distribution are you using? > > This is certainly bug 404637 > > Some distribution patch Cairo so that you get less color fringes when not using > the autohinter. Ubuntu
Reporter, are you still seeing this issue with Firefox 3.6.13 or later in safe mode or a fresh profile? If not, please close. These links can help you in your testing. http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+Mode http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles You may also wish to try with the latest Firefox 4 beta, http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2011-1-30]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.13 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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