I admire your dedication to this and your concern to help those in the
future. My abilities are perhaps somewhat limited, but this is what
For the lcdfilter, try lcdlight or lcdnone in place of lcddefault and see
Please do let us know if you learn anything in this regard because
in the future others will probably run into the same problem.
lcdfilter - Changing lcdfilter to lcdlight or lcdnone had no effect.
antialias - Changing the antialias setting from 'true' to 'false' helped
significantly. The fonts are just a touch 'blotchy' but the bold
problem is eliminated. However, if I change /etc/fonts/local.conf to
include only an antialias setting the fonts are acceptable.
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM 'fonts.dtd'>
<edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
My guess is my preference in fonts is less sophisticated than most, but
I do like things simple. It's good to know that if the next version of
fontconfig again gives me excessive bold I can fix the problem with a
simple /etc/fonts/local.conf. I'll probably run with the old fontconfig
and see what happens with the next release. If there's something
further you'd like me to test I'd be happy to do so.
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