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Status: Fixed
Closed: Oct 2009
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Linux
Pri: 1
Type: Bug

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REGRESSION: Font rendering blurrified

Reported by, Oct 21 2009

Issue description

See text in screenshot.
agl, maybe due to your rounded corners change?
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Comment 1 by, Oct 21 2009

Bisected down to

Comment 2 by, Oct 21 2009

 Issue 25173  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 3 by, Oct 21 2009

 Issue 25167  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 4 by, Oct 21 2009

Status: Assigned

Comment 5 by, Oct 21 2009

Confirmed to be r49641.
aw crap.

Comment 7 by, Oct 21 2009

Once again, I'm an idiot.

r49641 adds code which puts a layer over the canvas when doing anti-aliased clipping. 
We need this because Skia only supports 1bpp clip masks (see [1]). When drawing 
subpixel text, we merge with the underlying pixel value. In a layer, this is black. 
With anti-aliased text, this is fine because the alpha value means that we'll 
correctly composite the layer when popping the stack, but with subpixel text we need 
three alpha channels, but we only have one. So the blurring is caused by compositing 
without the subpixel information.

1) We could disable drawing subpixel text on a layer.
2) We could copy the contents under the layer into the layer when we create it. I 
think this will work.

I'm going to chat with Brett tomorrow about the options.


Comment 8 by, Oct 21 2009

So that means this bug only affects text drawn atop rounded rects.  Which isn't such a 
serious thing, and maybe helps explain why few noticed this.

Comment 10 by, Oct 21 2009

Why this wasn't caught by layout tests: our layout tests (and baselines) are run 
without subpixel antialiasing.

Comment 12 by, Oct 21 2009

Status: Fixed
Workaround landed in WebKit:

Comment 13 by, Oct 23 2009

Did this get released on the linux dev channel? I just got updated and there's blurry 
fonts on the NTP on top of the rounded "Recently closed" tab.

Comment 14 by, Oct 23 2009

Yep.  It was fixed in the morning but the afternoon release was branched from just 
before.  *shrug*  The suckiest one is that it gets reddit. ;)

Comment 15 by, Oct 25 2009

Keywords: blurred blur smeared bold

Comment 16 by, Oct 26 2009

 Issue 25797  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 17 by, Oct 26 2009

 Issue 25814  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 18 by, Oct 26 2009

Clearly, the proper fix is to go back to aliased rounded corners.  ;)
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Comment 19 by, Oct 12 2012

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