Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Rebuilt libcairo2_1.8.10-4_amd64.deb

To have better font rendering with iceweasel I decided to rebuild libcairo2 according to this page : ...davidturner... It was a great success !
No need to patch libxft2 and libfreetype6.


  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

    I switched to Arch Linux in the meantime. There they had (and still have) patched packets in the user repositories which could be easily installed. However, I believe the whole thing with the bytecode stuff which affected font hinting/subpixel rendering was due to a patent, which has expired in May (according to Wikipedia and other sources). So it could well be that patches will not be necessary anymore in the future :)

  2. In my PPA ( you can find libcairo rebuild with updated David Turner's patch (: