A related QTBUG for Windows is  - and the last comment  suggests what should be done here.
Our UITK's Label element, being mostly non-transformed, should probably use Text.NativeRendering  (maybe depending on DPI?) and document clearly that if you want transformable / animated text, you either want to use QtQuick's Text, or use Text.QtRendering renderType .  https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-28993  https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-28993?focusedCommentId=194208&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-194208  https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qml-qtquick-text.html#renderType-prop -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to fontconfig in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1536751 Title: Font/text rendering is irregular and not pixel-aligned on low DPI screens Status in Canonical System Image: Confirmed Status in fontconfig package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Status in freetype package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Status in harfbuzz package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in qtbase-opensource-src package in Ubuntu: Incomplete Status in qtdeclarative-opensource-src package in Ubuntu: New Status in ubuntu-font-family-sources package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in ubuntu-ui-toolkit package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Status in unity8 package in Ubuntu: Confirmed Bug description: This is a Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with a fresh install of 16.04 and unity8 Mir session the version of qtdeclarative5-qtmir-plugin is 0.4.7+16.04.20160104-0ubuntu1 As you can see from the screenshots the text has low details and, in the case of indicators descriptions at the top, almost disappears. The text could be fixed by using Text.NativeRendering instead of Text.QtRendering for the QML labels on low dpi screens, although text doesn't seem to be the only issue here. The icons are definitely lacking detail as well (QML Image's smoothing is enabled maybe?). Also the dots of the infographic don't look like circles at all, they're missing pixels and many of them look like a C more than an O. It looks to me like something is setting the wrong resolution, because it looks quite bad. But the screenshots are 1366x768 so I think that's not the case. NOTE: Unity7 looks perfectly fine and detailed To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/canonical-devices-system-image/+bug/1536751/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp