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Dec 11 2018

harmathy added inline comments to D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.
Dec 11 2018, 3:29 PM · Plasma
harmathy updated the diff for D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.

fix some rendering issues, fix logical errors

Dec 11 2018, 3:23 PM · Plasma
harmathy added a comment to D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.

Thanks for the help.

Dec 11 2018, 11:44 AM · Plasma
harmathy planned changes to D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.
Dec 11 2018, 11:43 AM · Plasma
harmathy retitled D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module from Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module to [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.
Dec 11 2018, 11:38 AM · Plasma
harmathy awarded D17412: [kcms/fonts] Don't set minimium DPI value a Like token.
Dec 11 2018, 11:35 AM · Plasma
harmathy added a comment to D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.

Please consider this work in progress. There are no reviewers. Is there another way to mark this as "not ready"?

Dec 11 2018, 11:31 AM · Plasma

Dec 10 2018

harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

It's not clear who wrote that about being fontconfig specific (or the IMHO incorrect suggestion that Freetype is implemented 3x).

Dec 10 2018, 7:51 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

EDIT: I don't agree with how jealously Plasma keep these to themselves, some KCMs certainly make sense across all platforms and I maintain Mac packaging for them. But you just don't get to justify changes because of Mac or MS Windows and at the same time claim the software in question is out of limits there ;)

kcm fonts is fontconfig specific. (It's even non-tirival to translate rendering options from fontconfig terminology to freetype, which is in fact separately implemented in libXft, Qt and pango)

Dec 10 2018, 7:08 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

Why not make these separate KCMs?

Dec 10 2018, 6:50 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy updated image descriptions of M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.
Dec 10 2018, 6:42 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy updated images of M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.
Dec 10 2018, 6:29 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy updated the summary of D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.
Dec 10 2018, 6:14 PM · Plasma
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

I started implementing the functionality of M120 on basis of the current master: D17493

Dec 10 2018, 6:06 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy requested review of D17493: [WIP] Implementation of an Easy Mode in KCM fonts module.
Dec 10 2018, 5:56 PM · Plasma
harmathy updated images of M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.
Dec 10 2018, 4:29 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Nov 23 2018

harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

Sorry for creating confusion! This is also not about kcm fonts on other platforms.

Nov 23 2018, 10:55 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

This is not only about choosing a Font, but also about selecting suitable rendering options.

Nov 23 2018, 9:59 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Oct 1 2018

harmathy awarded T9779: Split KSMServer to be just an XSessionManager a Like token.
Oct 1 2018, 12:00 PM · Plasma

Sep 24 2018

harmathy added inline comments to D13593: [Fonts KCM] Improve user-friendliness of some anti-aliasing strings.
Sep 24 2018, 2:34 PM · Plasma

Aug 28 2018

harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

Thanks for bringing this all together Nate. I feel very similar about this idea. The process of selecting your fonts and how sharp they look has straight correlation to the way that Windows does it. However, they have a special window that will help with this. It is not a common KCM style selection process. It is done as an "advanced" window. What is easy about it is the visual nature of the selections you make as a user.

Aug 28 2018, 4:42 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

The problem which M120 solves is, that many users have developed a strong taste of how fonts have to be rendered:

  • Some want to have sharp outlines and prefer therefore heavy hinting and dislike sub-pixel rendering for its colour haze
  • Others want to preserve the characteristics of a certain font and therefore disable hinting and use sub-pixel anti-aliasing for best possible resolution

But many users have no idea what hinting, anti-aliasing or sub-pixel rendering means. They decide visually, what suites them best.

Aug 28 2018, 4:35 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

we moved away fom "detached" previews everywhere else (wallpapers, cursors, icons, etc the preview should be in the "noto sans" box

Aug 28 2018, 4:13 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

I appended my first try of a mockup. There is no preview rendering of the different rendering options yet. I would have to add another image provider for that or generalize the existing previewimageprovider.

Aug 28 2018, 4:10 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy updated images of M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.
Aug 28 2018, 4:04 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Aug 27 2018

harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

I looked into the Human Interface Guidelines and I found exactly, what I had in mind when I opened this task: In the section about settings there is a mockup of how settings would look like.

Aug 27 2018, 12:06 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Aug 20 2018

harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

Sub-pixel rendering is default for desktop systems. But there are people who don't like sub-pixel rendering for its colour haze.

Aug 20 2018, 9:18 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy accepted D14905: Warn on logout screen when another user is logged in.
Aug 20 2018, 9:16 AM · Plasma

Aug 16 2018

harmathy added a comment to D14869: [RFC] Increase default font sizes by 1 pt.

Just to add another fact to the discussion:

Aug 16 2018, 7:55 AM · Plasma

Aug 2 2018

harmathy added a comment to M133: Fonts KCM simple vs advanced modes.

I very like this idea! However in “simple” I would like to add selectable previews for different rendering options:

Aug 2 2018, 7:46 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

I will also work on this on the behalf of the city administration of Munich. How can we coordinate the work?

Aug 2 2018, 7:36 AM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Jul 16 2018

harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

I would like to add something visual like M120 and hide the details of the current KCM fonts behind a "expert settings" tab or similar.

Jul 16 2018, 9:08 AM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Mar 8 2018

harmathy accepted D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.
Mar 8 2018, 4:54 PM · Plasma

Mar 1 2018

harmathy removed a watcher for KWin: harmathy.
Mar 1 2018, 3:45 PM

Feb 27 2018

harmathy added a comment to M121: Fonts KCM - advanced mode.

DPI should IMO be handled by the compositor, since it depends on the output device.

Feb 27 2018, 12:55 PM
harmathy added a watcher for KWin: harmathy.
Feb 27 2018, 12:39 PM
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

Then I guess it is much easier to use Qt after all, and drop hintmedium?

Feb 27 2018, 12:32 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Feb 20 2018

harmathy added an inline comment to M121: Fonts KCM - advanced mode.
Feb 20 2018, 1:16 PM
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

From what I understand there is no subpixel rendering without anti-aliasing in freetype.

Feb 20 2018, 1:12 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

In principle that would be it.

Feb 20 2018, 12:48 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Feb 8 2018

harmathy created T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.
Feb 8 2018, 3:17 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign
harmathy added a watcher for Plasma: KCM Redesign: harmathy.
Feb 8 2018, 2:51 PM