Subpixel font rendering system settings should only apply to GIMP not text layer rendering in image
GIMP version: 2.10.22
Operating System: Linux
Package: pacman (Manjaro Unstable)
Description of the bug
When using the text tool, GIMP is applying subpixel anti-aliasing to the text when it shouldn't. This messes up with correct text reproduction and alpha blending.
Grey text on dark background:
Grey text on same-colored background:
Is the bug reproducible?
This only happens when you have subpixel rendering enabled system-wide.
- Enable subpixel rendering on your system.
- Open GIMP and insert some non-black text, preferably grey.
- Zoom in to view outlines.
Expected result: Outlines shouldn't have color fringes
Actual result: Outlines have color fringes (subpixel rendering artifacts) that are improperly blended, with the outlines being visible even on same-colored backgrounds where the text should be completely invisible.