Font Rendering Issues With Atom Now Fixed In Ubuntu 18.04

in linux •  6 months ago

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It appears the font rendering issues with Electron based apps have been resolved for Ubuntu 18.04. I could be wrong in assuming this is universally true, but Atom 1.27.1 and greater are now working as mentioned here. In addition, Discord is showing no signs of rendering issues at this time.

If you initially "fixed" the issue by downgrading FreeType's libfreetype6 as explained in my earlier post, you can enter the following command sudo apt-mark unhold libfreetype6 and run Software Updater to install the latest version of the file. After that you can install Atom from the Ubuntu source, or you can add the official Atom repo and install that way.

Finally, you will no longer need the artful repo from which the downgraded version of libfreetype6 was pulled. sudo add-apt-repository --remove "deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ artful-updates main" then sudo apt-get update


Disclaimer: I reserve the right to be wrong, improper use of sudo may create a singularity within your computer consuming the Earth and all nearby matter.

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