bugBattle for Wesnoth - Bugs: bug #20337, Green fonts tone on Linux Mint 13

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bug #20337: Green fonts tone on Linux Mint 13

Submitted by:  Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>
Submitted on:  Fri Nov 30 12:24:12 2012  
Category: BugSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Graphics
Status: FixedPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>Open/Closed: Closed
Release: 1.10.5Operating System: Linux Mint 13

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Tue Nov 8 21:47:03 2016, comment #11:

After some research on the subject I've concluded that supporting RGBA subpixel hinting correctly is going to be pretty much impossible as long as the rasterizer can't know about the surfaces that text will be rendered onto, so I'm considering this issue to be fixed on account of us using grayscale hinting from now on, as per the original fix that's shipped with 1.13.1 and later (including 1.12.6).

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon Jun 1 05:33:23 2015, comment #10:

"Fixed" (read: worked around) in commit 5a557bfecaba in master (1.13.0+dev).

Ignacio R. Morelle <shadowmaster>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun Mar 24 08:45:50 2013, comment #9:

Thanks for the additional information.

Mark de Wever <mordante>
Project Member
Thu Mar 14 20:25:09 2013, comment #8:

No. I use MATE desktop and also tried to change themes and font rendering mode - Wesnoth unaffected.

Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>
Sun Mar 10 13:03:11 2013, comment #7:

Thanks for the new images, they look much better. From what I can see Mint Linux uses a different anti-aliasing as Ubuntu. Another difference I see in the images is that the ones on Mint Linux have an alpha channel and the ones on Ubuntu have no alpha channel. No idea whether it is related.

The popup menu in image 2 seems to be unaffected, this code uses a different rendering engine. The other text uses the pango render engine, this is the same engine as GtK/GNOME uses. Do you have other Gtk/GNOME applications that have the same issue?

Mark de Wever <mordante>
Project Member
Thu Feb 28 10:01:38 2013, comment #6:


Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>
Sat Feb 23 08:16:05 2013, comment #5:

I had to reduce the size of the image to upload it.

(file #17323)

Mark de Wever <mordante>
Project Member
Sat Feb 23 08:12:15 2013, comment #4:

I see. I see differences in the images especially the fonts look like they have more anti-aliasing, or they are artifacts caused by the JPEG compression.

Would it be possible to create screenshots from HTTT on both mint and Ubuntu and saved as PNG (please don't convert the JPEG to PNG since the artifacts remain.)

I attached a screenshot on my Debian Squeeze system.

Mark de Wever <mordante>
Project Member
Tue Feb 19 23:26:57 2013, comment #3:

Screenshots attached, see mint-01.jpg and mint-02.jpg. Color depth is 24 bit.
And I also have used Radeon 9600 card in the past, which don't supported more by ATI and has only not very well open drivers. But now I changed it to GeForce 7300 - the fonts are still green.

Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>
Sat Feb 9 17:41:25 2013, comment #2:

Do you also have screenshots of the green fonts?

I expect it to be an issue with SDL, we had rendering issues with it before. Also what is the colourdepth used on your system?

Mark de Wever <mordante>
Project Member
Fri Nov 30 12:35:13 2012, comment #1:

I.e. 1.10.2 and 1.10.5 of course.

Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>
Fri Nov 30 12:24:12 2012, original submission:

I have a bad font color in Mint: all except help and top menu is green. Tried versions 10.2 from it's repository and self compiled 10.5. In old Ubuntu 10.04 LTS it works fine.

Fallen Phoenix <fphoenix>


Attached Files
file #17323:  debian.png added by mordante (536kB - image/png)
file #16812:  mint-02.jpg added by fphoenix (624kB - image/jpeg)
file #16813:  mint-03.jpg added by fphoenix (355kB - image/jpeg)
file #16810:  ubuntu.jpg added by fphoenix (455kB - image/jpeg)
file #16811:  mint-01.jpg added by fphoenix (465kB - image/jpeg)
file #16809:  mint-03.png added by fphoenix (838kB - image/png)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Tue Nov 8 21:47:03 2016shadowmasterStatusIn Progress=>Fixed
    Mon Jun 1 05:33:23 2015shadowmasterStatusNone=>In Progress
    Fri May 15 06:23:02 2015shadowmasterAssigned toNone=>shadowmaster
    Sun Mar 24 08:45:50 2013mordanteStatusNeed Info=>None
    Sat Feb 23 08:16:05 2013mordanteAttached File-=>Added debian.png, #17323
    Sat Feb 9 17:41:25 2013mordanteStatusNone=>Need Info
    Fri Nov 30 12:31:52 2012fphoenixAttached File-=>Added mint-02.jpg, #16812
      Attached File-=>Added mint-03.jpg, #16813
    Fri Nov 30 12:30:51 2012fphoenixAttached File-=>Added ubuntu.jpg, #16810
      Attached File-=>Added mint-01.jpg, #16811
    Fri Nov 30 12:24:12 2012fphoenixAttached File-=>Added mint-03.png, #16809
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