Font kerning issues in web browser and possibly on system level

I recently switched from Manjaro to Endeavour OS and I have been loving it!

I installed using the live installer and chose LxQt as the DE. One thing I noticed is the font kerning is a bit off in some websites. I can’t really tell but probably this is exhibited on system level.

Is this a know issue? How can I fix this?

Welcome! :partying_face:

Yep, here’s solution most likely - try it :slight_smile:

I don’t see the difference? I’ve never understood where the problem is?

I believe your sensors got damaged somewhere along the way… :robot:

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Does anyone know where ricky is? :laughing:

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I heard he’s on Ubuntu… 6.06!

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This did not work.

sudo ln -fs /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/11-lcdfilter-default.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

fc-cache --force

The issue is still present:

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Notice the i andg in the word assignment and many more like that.

lol

This community is so cool!

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I see…

Well, then it’s probably:

  • LxQt specific thing / settings
  • specific font
  • browser
  • some browsers may auto-disable hardware acceleration (by mistake or if your GPU is really weak), which leads their engine to kern / antialias like that

Even I see that sometimes is wrong here. It looks absolutely disgusting.

It looks like a font with bad metrics. What font is that? Does it happen with other fonts?

It’s Open Sans.

Font specific:

And I don’t think it’s font specific. Here is another screenshot with the font Public Sans:

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Notice i and s in the word DishdetailComponent.

As for the GPU:

> inxi -G
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 710] driver: nvidia v: 470.63.01 
           Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.13 driver: loaded: nvidia resolution: <missing: xdpyinfo> 
           OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.63.01 

As for the browser: I will switch to Iridium and report back.

UPDATE: Nope, the problem remains in the Iridium browser.

As for the DE: What can be done in this case?

@keybreak

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That’s pretty obscure :upside_down_face:
What have you used in prior test, was it Firefox?

I don’t know, we need someone who actually used LxQt, let’s ask our local AI @dalto i think he have experience in everything :laughing:

Also @ringo seem to be a LxQt lover :upside_down_face:

That’s pretty obscure

:laughing: It’s actually Chromium with all the tracking stuff removed.

What have you used in prior test, was it Firefox?

Yes!

I don’t know, we need someone who actually used LxQt, let’s ask our local AI @dalto i think he have experience in everything

:fireworks: :sparkler: :crossed_fingers:

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I stopped using Iridium because they had a huge lag to security patches. Sometimes months behind.

How are you installing these browsers? Are you using native packages? Also, are they sandboxed at all?

I am using this AUR package: iridium-rpm.

Firefox is preinstalled.

Also, are they sandboxed at all?

I have no idea. I don’t use Iridium as my main browser. I didn’t even install it on my current EOS until this thread. When a website seems broken on Firefox I try Iridium only because it’s chromium sans google stuff.

I stopped using Iridium because they had a huge lag to security patches. Sometimes months behind.

That is alarming! :exploding_head:

So is this related to LxQt or something?

I’m pretty sure it should be, quickest way to find out:
Launch Live USB with XFCE and check if it works fine

If so - question is how to fix it…:thinking:

Launched the Live USB with XFCE; it does not have any problem with font kerning!

So, indeed, how to fix font kerning issue on LxQt?