Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

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Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-04 17:40

Using Google Chrome unstable (latest) and Firefox 52.0.2 on Stretch with MATE.
Fonts have always looked better in Firefox than in Chrome, no matter the version I have used.
What is needed to force Chrome to look better.
I'm not talking about the UI fonts, as Chrome does not seem to use GTK3 yet. I can control the UI with styles in my themes.
I'm talking about how ugly the fonts look on rendered Web pages.
Here's a comparison. Firefox looks great to me but Chrome looks horrible.

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Re: Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby cronoik » 2017-04-06 23:14

Try to play around with the chrome font settings [1].

[1] https://www.howtogeek.com/208552/how-to ... b-browser/
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Re: Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-06 23:37

Thanks, I know about that.
Changing font settings only affects Web pages where the font is not set in the html or css code. It won't change how text is rendered on the page by the browser.
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Re: Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby FreewheelinFrank » 2017-04-07 05:02

You will need to put a fontconfig file in your home directory. Change settings to your taste.

http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk ... asels.html
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Re: Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby TonyT » 2017-04-07 12:27

FreewheelinFrank wrote:You will need to put a fontconfig file in your home directory. Change settings to your taste.
http://dontsurfinthenude.blogspot.co.uk ... asels.html

Thanks, that seems to do the job.

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Re: Google Chrome unstable vs Firefox 52.x fonts

Postby Magnusmaster » 2017-04-07 23:29

Oddly enough I had the same issue with Firefox 52 and fixed it the same way.
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