I have patched and built Lenny’s debs according the following guide : http://divenvrsk.livejournal.com/628.html. They gave me the same result as the debs from here (1): http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=45315&start=0.
The result is beautiful, but the fonts are a bit to bold ( my taste ). I still had an old, unused install of Ubuntu Gutsy on a different harddisk, the rendering looked a bit different and was my favorite.
I was happy to come across this site (2) : http://bekirserifoglu.net/2009/02/20/subpixel-font-rendering-in-linux/ . These debs gave me the same result !
Results : from left to right : default debs, debs link1, debs link2
You can grab these debs here ;
I've noticed a difference in the "configure anti-alias settings" box between the two
Use sub-pixel hinting grayed out !
Not grayed out !
I use candara size 11 in general ( K-menu - Settings - Appearance & Themes - Fonts, the fontsettings in firefox for rendering the pages are shown below
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
Choose Native - Always - No