Fixing DDG Proxima Nova Web font issues on Linux

shmerl shmerl
Created: 4 years and 10 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 10 months ago
New DDG UI introduced DDG_ProximaNova Web font, which appears somewhat messed up for me on Linux. For example letter "i" has a shifted dot (see word Wikipedia in the last search result in the next image):


The problem seems to be with hinting information (it can be a bug in the font), so switching autohinter on for that font made it look better. Here is the snippet to add to $HOME/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf (note that it doesn't include needed wrapping tags for the whole file. See for more info).

<match target="font">
  <test name="family">
  <edit mode="assign" name="autohint">
  <edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">

Compare the new result to the above:


It still looks very slightly shifted but at least its much better this way.

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Thank you. This looks so much better.
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