Linux font rendering (like it's 1999)

Barry Roberts blr at
Sat Jan 11 20:28:28 MST 2020

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 8:09 PM Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> Hmm, hard to tell in that picture.  All I can think is that maybe the
> two monitors have different subpixel color order.  Is one RGB and the
> other BGR?  I'm not completely sure how Wayland would deal with that. If
> you turn off subpixel entirely, does it look better?

Hmm.  I'm not even sure how to check that.  Everything was working
fine on my Dell XPS 15 laptop.  And the photo is X (awesomewm).  But
it does the same under X/GNOME or Wayland/GNOME.

And none of the settings in gnome-tweaks make any visible difference at all.

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