Fedora 17 Chrome Font Rendering Fix

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

After installing Fedora 17, I noticed font rendering in Chrome was terrible, but fonts in Firefox looked just fine.

This has something to do with Chrome not honoring the system font hinting settings.

To fix this, place the following in ~/.fonts.conf and restart Chrome:

<match target="font">
    <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
    <edit name="hinting" mode="assign">
    <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">


Font hinting and Linux Chrome

System font hinting settings are not obeyed

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