[arch-general] QT5 upgrades broke (non-antialiased) fonts

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Tue Dec 24 15:54:21 UTC 2019

On 12/24/19 9:04 AM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi DR,
>> Recently, a couple of KDE apps I use - most notably kalarm - have gotten
>> their fonts screwed up.  I usually use non-antialiased fonts.
> As in bitmap fonts?  Could it be anything to do with KDE's adjustment
> for the Pango change that dropped support for bitmap fonts?
> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/pango/issues/386

No this isn't due to bitmap fonts.  The font in question is a TTF. 
(Arial from ttf-ms-fonts.)

Issue seems to be that after upgrading to qt 5.14.0, kalarm ignores the 
settings to not antialias the font.  When I downgrade back to 5.13.2, 
the problem goes away.


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