Strange fonts after upgrading to Ubuntu Saucy (13.10.)

  • It has been a long time since I had problems with fonts in opera. Today I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and the fonts do not look like they used to. I tried to change the settings but I am a little bit confused:

    1) Do I need to restart Opera so the changes take place?

    2) What fonts settings influnece what?

    The fonts seems odd (even though it is till usable, just a bit ugly) no matter what I select. What fonts do you use with Opera?

  • Have you tried a clean profile (opera -pd /tmp) to see whether the issue is inherent or just something in your settings?

  • I have the same problem after upgrading to 13.10. Tried to launch Opera with a clean profile as suggested above but still ugly fonts.

  • Frenzie: No, that does not help either.

  • can you post a screenshot? :pingu:

  • I'm running Xubuntu Saucy with no font issues here. It's a clean install, but I also had an upgrade from Raring working happily too.
    Try clearing ~/fonts.conf (and obviously /etc/fonts/ if you've been playing in there too). Do both Qt and GTK applications look fine on your system?

  • Originally posted by KerenSkyy:

    can you post a screenshot? :pingu:

    Screenshots of fonts get distorted, it is not as fuzzy as on the screenshot:

    Originally posted by Akdor1154:

    I'm running Xubuntu Saucy with no font issues here. It's a clean install, but I also had an upgrade from Raring working happily too.
    Try clearing ~/fonts.conf (and obviously /etc/fonts/ if you've been playing in there too). Do both Qt and GTK applications look fine on your system?

    I have not ~/fonts.conf and I have not messed with /etc/fonts). Yes, GTK and Qt applications are fine.

  • @felagund Clean profile no success for you either?

  • Try running opera with the following line:

    opera --debugfont | grep -A 25 'Xft baseline'
    

    and close it immediately. See the grep output in a console. Most probably lcdfilter is set to legacy. It this is the case, do the following:
    1.

    $ echo 'Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault' >> ~/.Xresources
    

    2. Restart your X session.
    3. See obvious changes in opera's rendering

    This overrides default Xft lcd filtering engine (see http://spasche.net/files/lcdfiltering/ for details).

  • I am trying to Install it, (13.10) and Its says wrong architecture and crashes my ubuntu software center. any help ?

  • Install what?

    Wrong architecture means you are trying to install 64-bit Opera into a 32-bit system, or are trying to install 32-bit Opera and do not have the 32-bit compatibility libraries on a 64-bit system ... or of course are trying to install Opera on a completely foreign processor, like ARM or MIPS or whatever.

  • I was faced with the same problem after a clean Ubuntu 13.10 install and Zloy-Utk's suggestion works, thanks a lot.

  • Originally posted by maxxo2:

    I was faced with the same problem after a clean Ubuntu 13.10 install and Zloy-Utk's suggestion works, thanks a lot.

    Yes, for me too! Thanks.

  • Здорово, злой уток!

    This fixed my fonts in Mageia/KDE too! Not just an Opera problem. I thought this was some general KDE issue that one must live with.

  • Originally posted by Zloy-Utk:

    $ echo 'Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault' >> ~/.Xresources
    

    Yay, thanks, fixes it for me too!

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