I am running Ubuntu 17.10 with Unity and i3. While configuring fonts for i3 at some point all of my fonts started looking very jaggy. I was using
lxappearence to set my system fonts there. Both on i3 and Unity, the fonts on the system look horrible. But in applications like emacs and slack the fonts are perfect.
Here emacs has great rendering of the font.
Here are the things I have tried:
2) installed latest nvidia graphic drivers
3) removed the fonts I was using before this thing happened
4) I ran
fc-cache -f -v
nothing seemed to work...
The output of
*customization: -color Xft.dpi: 96 Xft.antialias: 1 Xft.hinting: 1 Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium Xft.rgba: rgb Xcursor.size: 24 Xcursor.theme: DMZ-White
We can see that antialiasing is on. I experimented with it with different values in
lxappearance but no success there,
Here is another strange thing. The first time this happened, only firefox browser content (not the url and the tabs) had destroyed fonts. After one reboot, the whole firefox with some other apps had ugly fonts (the system fonts were fine). After another reboot the system fonts all went to hell.
Please help as to how to fix my fonts problem.