May be you know that last version of Chromium disable
DirectWrite and fonts become blurred in some environments. It affected
Atom and other applications that use
Chromium engine. My note at bugs.chromium.org with screenshots.
You can also sign Bring sharp fonts back in Google Chrome (Disable DirectWrite) petition.
To resolve this issue we can either downgrade
Chromium to 52 version or downgrade
freetype2 to 2.6.5 (last version is 2.7.1). I downgrade
freetype2 because I want last version of
Chromium also we should downgrade
Audacious don't start with new
harfbuzz wich depends on
# step 1 downgrade freetype2 cd ~/temp wget https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/f/freetype2/freetype2-2.6.5-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz sudo pacman -U freetype2-2.6.5-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz # step 2 downgrade harfbuzz wget https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/h/harfbuzz/harfbuzz-1.3.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz sudo pacman -U harfbuzz-1.3.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
Last step is add
IgnorePkg in pacman.conf.
# sudo vim /etc/pacman.conf IgnorePkg = freetype2 harfbuzz