Font configuration/Examples

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Configurations can vary to a degree. Please feel free to post your fontconfig configurations and the rationale behind them.

Web developer's

A web developer's configuration (modified) taken from the forums. Back up current settings before testing the ones below:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

<!-- The cathectic LCD tweaks, from linuxquestions.org,
 http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?postid=1361098#post1361098 -->

<fontconfig>

    <match target="font" >
        <!-- Disable sub-pixel rendering.
             X detects it anyway, and if you set this as well, it just looks really horrible -->
        <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
            <const>none</const>
        </edit>
        
        <!-- Autohinter is not turned on automatically.
             Only disable this if you have recompiled Freetype with the bytecode interpreter,
             which is run automatically. -->
        <edit mode="assign" name="autohint">
            <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
        <!-- Change hintstyle to full -->
        <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
            <const>hintfull</const>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <!-- Disable auto hinting for bold fonts -->
        <test name="weight" compare="more">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <!-- Helvetica is a non true type font, and will look bad.
         This replaces it with whatever is the default sans-serif font -->
    <match target="pattern" name="family" >
        <test name="family" qual="any" >
            <string>Helvetica</string>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="family" >
            <string>sans-serif</string>
        </edit>
    </match>

</fontconfig>

breb's configuration

This configuration [1] depends on the '-lcd' packages and was made by brebs. It has been lightly edited:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>

    <!-- Info:
         xeffects thread: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-511382.html
         http://antigrain.com/research/font_rasterization/index.html
         http://fontconfig.org/fontconfig-user.html -->


    <!-- http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=130466 -->
    <alias>
        <family>serif</family>
        <prefer>
            <family>DejaVu Serif</family>
            <family>Bitstream Vera Serif</family>
        </prefer>
    </alias>

    <alias>
        <family>sans-serif</family>
        <prefer>
            <family>DejaVu Sans</family>
            <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
            <family>Verdana</family>
            <family>Arial</family>
        </prefer>
    </alias>

    <alias>
        <family>monospace</family>
        <prefer>
            <family>DejaVu Sans Mono</family>
            <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
        </prefer>
    </alias>

    <!-- Reject bitmap fonts in favour of Truetype, Postscript, etc. -->
    <selectfont>
        <rejectfont>
            <pattern>
                <patelt name="scalable">
                    <bool>false</bool>
                </patelt>
            </pattern>
        </rejectfont>
    </selectfont>

    <!-- Replace Luxi Sans with a better-looking font - looks terrible at e.g. http://market-ticker.org/ -->
    <match name="family" target="pattern">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
            <string>Luxi Sans</string>
        </test>
        <edit name="family" mode="assign">
            <string>Liberation Sans</string>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="pattern" name="family">
        <test qual="any" name="family"><string>fixed</string></test>
        <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>monospace</string></edit>
    </match>

    <!-- Ubuntu options: lcdnone, lcddefault, lcdlight, lcdlegacy -->
    <!-- Blurry fonts: Try rgb, bgr, vrgb, vbgr for "rgba" -->
    <!-- Blurry: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-p-5060979.html#5060979 -->
    <match target="font">
        <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"><const>rgb</const></edit>
        <edit name="lcdfilter" mode="assign"><const>lcddefault</const></edit>
    <!-- To fix Calibri font - http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1045807#post1045807 -->
        <edit name="embeddedbitmap" mode="assign"><bool>false</bool></edit>
    </match>

    <!-- Tweak Courier -->
    <match name="family" target="pattern">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
            <string>Courier</string>
        </test>
        <edit name="lcdfilter" mode="assign"><const>lcdlegacy</const></edit>
    </match>

    <!-- Tweak Courier New -->
    <match name="family" target="pattern">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
            <string>Courier New</string>
        </test>
        <edit name="lcdfilter" mode="assign"><const>lcdlegacy</const></edit>
    </match>

    <!-- From http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-511382-start-650.html
         To create difference between small Candara and small Candara bold -->
    <match name="family" target="pattern">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
            <string>Candara</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="size">
            <double>10</double>
        </test>
        <test name="weight" compare="more">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <edit name="embolden" mode="assign">
            <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <!-- From http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=233729 -->
    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Andale Mono</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Arial</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Comic Sans MS</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Georgia</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Times New Roman</string>
        </test>
        <!-- Looks better with lcdlegacy, e.g. http://www.billiardworld.com/glossary.html -->
        <edit name="lcdfilter" mode="assign"><const>lcdlegacy</const></edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Trebuchet MS</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

    <match target="font">
        <test compare="eq" name="family">
            <string>Verdana</string>
        </test>
        <test compare="less" name="weight">
            <const>medium</const>
        </test>
        <test compare="less_eq" name="pixelsize">
            <double>7</double>
        </test>
        <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
            <bool>false</bool>
        </edit>
    </match>

</fontconfig>