Vivaldi ignores my fontconfig settings
I've got my local.conf set to disable antialiasing and use internal bitmaps for fonts less than 18 pixels high. Since 1.11.917.39 that has been ignored. I thought momentarily that Vivaldi was shipping an internal Liberation v2, which lacks the bitmaps that v1 had, but the Microsoft fonts don't render correctly either.
Google Chrome 60.0.3112.101 renders everything fine.
We have a related bug where Vivaldi ignores fontconfig settings for hinting.
VB-30474 [Linux] Refusing to not hint fonts
Current (1.12.953.8) snapshot is an improvement, but still disregards my autohint setting (false for foundried fonts, true for all others).
[experiments with autohint and hintstyle settings as should have done in the first place] On second thought, autohint is probably not ignored — autohinting on makes for far more misshapen characters, and the current misrendering is single-dot misplacement level stuff.
If you set the FREETYPE_PROPERTIES environment variable to truetype:interpreter-version=35 you can instruct the newer freetype version to use the old font-hint-interpreter.
Does this help you?
@gwen-dragon [the curtain is lowered for 8 days to denote the passage of a week] Yes, setting FREETYPE_PROPERTIES gives correct results in both stable and snapshot.
Yes, setting FREETYPE_PROPERTIES gives correct results in both stable and snapshot.
Yeah, then feel happy!
PS: You may start Vivaldi by your own bash script or alias.