Pale Moon font rendering worse than Firefox?

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Pale Moon font rendering worse than Firefox?

Post by babombomb » 2020-03-01, 10:17

Using Manjaro. I'm noticing Firefox has slightly crisper, sharper rendering with better spacing. Is there a way I can improve PM's font rendering closer to Firefox?
Using the community repository Pale Moon and default pre-installed Firefox.
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Re: Pale Moon font rendering worse than Firefox?

Post by Moonchild » 2020-03-01, 10:33

Font kerning and rendering depends very much on how your system is set up on Linux. There are many moving parts involved including system-wide font configuration, X, etc.
However, you may be able to get a result more to your liking by enabling Skia for your content rendering instead of Cairo.
To do so, go to about:config, fine the preference gfx.content.azure.backends and change the contents to read "skia,cairo" -- a restart of the browser is required.

Note: Use of Skia for content is at your own risk -- we do not test or develop against that rendering back-end for content and it may have bugs or glitches.
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Re: Pale Moon font rendering worse than Firefox?

Post by babombomb » 2020-03-01, 11:59

I compared a couple screenshots with Skia and Cairo and it's the exact same. My font options are pretty much default, not sure what's causing this disparity. Guess I'll ask Manjaro forums.

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