On 0.4.9.2 in /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf there was the entry iXft/Antialias=1. After upgrading to 0.4.9.2+git20140216 this file was created on ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf with iXft/Antialias=1 and among other things with 2 new hinting entries: iXft/Hinting=1 and sXft/HintStyle=hintslight. But from the visual quality it looks like hinting was also implicitly enabled on 0.4.9.2.
Here are some screenshots:
0.4.9.2+git20140216 with iXft/Antialias=0, iXft/Hinting=1 and sXft/HintStyle=hintslight:
This is a reference to show how it looks without AntiAliasing.
0.4.9.2 with iXft/Antialias=1 and the implicit default hinting settings:
As you can see the bold fonts in Firefox are not interpolated but the bold fonts in Minecraft are.
0.4.9.2+git20140216 with iXft/Antialias=1, iXft/Hinting=1 and sXft/HintStyle=hintslight:
Now the bold fonts in both applications are interpolated.
This leaves a few questions:
- Why is there a difference on the default configuration on both versions? Has some configuration changed or was the bahavior of 0.4.9.2 a bug?
- If it was not a bug how can I get with 0.4.9.2+git20140216 the behavior of 0.4.9.2?