Bug 122218 - After Update to 6.1.4 on macOS fonts are blurred on retina display (xcode 10)
Summary: After Update to 6.1.4 on macOS fonts are blurred on retina display (xcode 10)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
6.3.1.2 release
Hardware: All Mac OS X (All)
: highest critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: bibisectNotNeeded, regression
: 125915 126775 126841 126907 126947 126950 126982 127020 127023 127084 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: HiDPI
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Reported: 2018-12-20 10:37 UTC by thdeppner
Modified: 2019-09-19 16:02 UTC (History)
29 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:


Attachments
Writer (969.02 KB, image/png)
2018-12-20 11:29 UTC, Maciej Tarmas
Details
Calc (1.04 MB, image/png)
2018-12-20 11:30 UTC, Maciej Tarmas
Details
Writer with Liberation Serif (699.98 KB, image/png)
2018-12-24 20:37 UTC, Maciej Tarmas
Details
LO5472 screenshot font display (83.85 KB, image/png)
2018-12-26 08:58 UTC, Alex Thurgood
Details
LO6412 screenshot font display (134.40 KB, image/png)
2018-12-26 08:59 UTC, Alex Thurgood
Details
Screenshot of Calc LO6.3.0.1 (25.57 KB, image/png)
2019-07-17 08:48 UTC, trainman75
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Comparison 6.3.2.0.0+ and 6.3.0.4 (47.90 KB, image/png)
2019-08-23 13:36 UTC, trainman75
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Calc after enabling "low resolution" in .app configuration (79.05 KB, image/png)
2019-09-19 16:01 UTC, Wojtek
Details
Calc default display *WITHOUT* enabling "low resolution" in .app configuration (65.44 KB, image/png)
2019-09-19 16:02 UTC, Wojtek
Details

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Description thdeppner 2018-12-20 10:37:04 UTC
Description:
After updating to 6.1.4, the fonts displayed in LO Writer are displayed in a blurred way on a MacBool Pro with retina display.

Only the rendering of fonts in the document window seems affected, fonts used in LO menu items are displayed correctly (crisp). 

Downgrade to 6.1.3 resolved the problem.

Did not test with other components than Writer. OpenGL not enabled; switching it on made no difference.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start LO Writer.
2. Type a couple of letters.
3. Realize they are displayed in a blurred way.

Actual Results:
Font in Writer is displayed in a blurred way.

Expected Results:
Font in Writer is displayed correctly (crisp).


Reproducible: Always


User Profile Reset: No



Additional Info:
Comment 1 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-20 11:29:20 UTC
Created attachment 147691 [details]
Writer

Blurred fonts in Writer
Comment 2 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-20 11:30:10 UTC
Created attachment 147692 [details]
Calc

Blurred text in Calc
Comment 3 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-20 11:33:24 UTC
Not only affecting Witer. Also note the blurry interface text in the status bar at the bottom.

Note that when selecting text in a spreadsheet cell, text becomes sharp.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
macOS 10.14.2 (18C54)
LibreOffice 6.1.4.2
Comment 4 Timur 2018-12-20 14:47:24 UTC
Please try with deleting profile: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/UserProfile
Comment 5 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-20 16:16:52 UTC
Nope, deleting the profile doesn't do anything about the issue.
Comment 6 Wojtek 2018-12-21 13:18:28 UTC
Came here to report same issue - fonts are blurry in Calc and Writer (those I use). After selecting the cell the font becomes very clear (actually better that normal display in 7.1.3 as well)
Comment 7 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-21 14:35:31 UTC
Don't seem to be able to reproduce this in either Calc or Writer on a Macbook Pro 2015 with Retina display connected to a Thunderbolt (HiDPI) display.
Comment 8 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-21 14:38:14 UTC
I tested against the default LO font Liberation Sans.
Version: 6.1.4.2
Build ID: 9d0f32d1f0b509096fd65e0d4bec26ddd1938fd3
Threads CPU : 8; OS : Mac OS X 10.14.2; UI Render : par défaut; 
Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR.UTF-8); Calc: group threaded

Is the issue only with Microsoft fonts, or particular font families ?
Comment 9 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-24 20:36:48 UTC
No, the issue is with all fonts. See the screenshot with Liberation Serif in Writer.

Once again, the font in the status bar at the bottom of the window is also blurred.
Comment 10 Maciej Tarmas 2018-12-24 20:37:51 UTC
Created attachment 147806 [details]
Writer with Liberation Serif

Blurred Liberation Serif in Writer
Comment 11 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-26 08:56:49 UTC
OK, it would have helped having some comparison of before/after, so I did it myself...


First screenshot taken with document in Writer using LO5472
Second screenshot taken with same document in Writer using LO6412.

Notice the marked decrease in font display rendering in the second screenshot.

===> regression
Comment 12 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-26 08:58:31 UTC
Created attachment 147831 [details]
LO5472 screenshot font display
Comment 13 Alex Thurgood 2018-12-26 08:59:03 UTC
Created attachment 147832 [details]
LO6412 screenshot font display
Comment 14 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-17 16:48:08 UTC
Hello
Please, redownload LibreOffice from
https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/ and reinstall it. We had to
rebuild it with xcode 9 to fix hang/crash problems with Mojave

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 121778 ***
Comment 15 Alex Thurgood 2019-01-18 09:33:04 UTC
@Xisco : pretty certain this isn't a DUP of bug 121778.

The screenshot I posted used the 6142 release built with XCode 9
Comment 16 trainman75 2019-07-17 08:48:41 UTC
Created attachment 152823 [details]
Screenshot of Calc LO6.3.0.1

Cell A1 has been entered and lost focus
Cell A2 has text being entered, and retains focus. Also has the clear text rendering.
System is late 2015 MBP with retina, running OSX10.15 beta
Comment 17 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-09 07:36:07 UTC
*** Bug 126775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 18 Joop Lanting 2019-08-12 06:02:35 UTC
I just tried to upgrade to 6.3.0 and
the text in Writer on my Retina iMac looks as bad
as on my wife's non-retina iMac.

I went back to 6.2.5 right away.
;JOOP!
Comment 19 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-13 10:41:25 UTC
*** Bug 126841 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-14 09:21:36 UTC
*** Bug 126907 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 21 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-14 09:27:45 UTC
*** Bug 125915 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 22 Xisco Faulí 2019-08-15 14:47:46 UTC
*** Bug 126947 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 23 Xisco Faulí 2019-08-15 14:55:16 UTC
I'm wondering if this issue in introduced by https://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=959e8ae7ea33ce94dd80ee8ea172b6db64593873 and LibreOffice being built with Xcode 10. Probably it wouldn't happen if we used xcode 9, as in bug 121778

Comments from quikee in IRC:

<quikee[m]> iplaw67: blame Apple as they are silently changing the CG API behavior.
<quikee[m]> iplaw67: We had to change how we draw stuff... and are forced to implement HiDPI support ourselves, which is not yet ready
* MechtiIde ha sortit (Ping timeout: 258 seconds)
Comment 24 trainman75 2019-08-15 16:57:18 UTC
*** Bug 126950 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 25 V Stuart Foote 2019-08-16 12:08:36 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 26 trainman75 2019-08-17 05:38:50 UTC
*** Bug 126982 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 27 Mark Deepwell 2019-08-17 16:15:04 UTC
Fonts are blurry for me with LibreOffice 6.3.0 on macOS 10.14.5. I've reverted back to LibreOffice 6.2.6 and will stay until this is fixed.
Comment 28 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-19 09:31:36 UTC
*** Bug 127020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 29 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-19 11:12:46 UTC
*** Bug 127023 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 30 FChalfant 2019-08-20 12:18:39 UTC
Same problem on my Mac Pro laptop with LibreOffice Calc running 10.14.6 with 6.3, have reverted back to 6.2.6.
Comment 31 Xisco Faulí 2019-08-21 15:58:26 UTC
*** Bug 127084 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 32 Christian Lohmaier 2019-08-22 14:35:27 UTC
To rule out (or confirm) XCode 10 being the issue or not:
could you please try with the build from
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-6-3/MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF/2019-08-21_17.28.20/ - that was done with XCode 9
Comment 34 bunkem 2019-08-22 23:42:48 UTC
The font problem is fixed in the build:

https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-6-3/MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF/2019-08-21_17.28.20/ - that was done with XCode 9

Version: 6.3.2.0.0+
Build ID: ad2fde8797bd7753987dc1bbbae35fb1cc5ce1df
CPU threads: 8; OS: Mac OS X 10.14.6; UI render: default; VCL: osx; 
TinderBox: MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF, Branch:libreoffice-6-3, Time: 2019-08-21_17:28:20
Locale: en-CA (en_CA.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 35 mr.viennavienna 2019-08-23 08:24:59 UTC
Fonts are not blurry (In reply to Christian Lohmaier from comment #32)
> To rule out (or confirm) XCode 10 being the issue or not:
> could you please try with the build from
> https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-6-3/MacOSX-x86_64@49-
> TDF/2019-08-21_17.28.20/ - that was done with XCode 9
Comment 36 trainman75 2019-08-23 13:36:56 UTC
Created attachment 153593 [details]
Comparison 6.3.2.0.0+ and 6.3.0.4

Can confirm the text is blurred in 6.3.0.4, but clear in Dev build 6.3.2.0.0+
Comment 37 Jeremiah Glover 2019-08-24 01:04:35 UTC
(In reply to Christian Lohmaier from comment #32)
> To rule out (or confirm) XCode 10 being the issue or not:
> could you please try with the build from
> https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-6-3/MacOSX-x86_64@49-
> TDF/2019-08-21_17.28.20/ - that was done with XCode 9

Fonts are not blurry in this build.
Comment 38 Alex Thurgood 2019-08-28 08:14:31 UTC
*** Bug 127177 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 39 Joachim 2019-09-05 10:10:48 UTC
Seeing this with 6.3.0. They're fine in 6.2.6.2. 

MacOs 10.14.5.
Comment 40 mr.viennavienna 2019-09-05 13:46:46 UTC
Version 6.3.1.2 has the same issue
(MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013. Mac OS X 10.14.6)
Comment 41 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-05 13:47:49 UTC
(In reply to mr.viennavienna from comment #40)
> Version 6.3.1.2 has the same issue
> (MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013. Mac OS X 10.14.6)

Yep, LibreOffice 6.3.1.2 was built with xcode 10
Comment 42 solarcolombia 2019-09-05 18:23:08 UTC
could somebody please provide a copy of the XCode9 build? Thanks
The old link can not be reached.

https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/libreoffice-6-3/MacOSX-x86_64@49-TDF/2019-08-21_17.28.20/ - that was done with XCode 9
Comment 43 Mugs 2019-09-07 06:04:32 UTC
All fonts rendered in writer are again blurred. If I downgrade to 6.2.7 all is clear again. Is this because the 6.3 builds are built with Xcode 10?
Comment 44 Joop Lanting 2019-09-12 14:27:03 UTC
Yes, 6.3.1.2 looks awful; going back to 6.2.5.2

Pity: the Merge Cells problem in 6.2 seems to have been solved in 6.3
;JOOP!
Comment 45 laurens 2019-09-12 15:07:07 UTC
uff - indeed calc is
Comment 46 majormahonia 2019-09-15 09:55:23 UTC
font still blurry in 6.3.1
Comment 47 majormahonia 2019-09-15 09:57:12 UTC
(In reply to Mugs from comment #43)
> All fonts rendered in writer are again blurred. If I downgrade to 6.2.7 all
> is clear again. Is this because the 6.3 builds are built with Xcode 10?

probably
Comment 48 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-19 15:30:00 UTC
Hi *,
Could someone facing this issue check if there is an option in Info Window called 'Open in Low Resolution' and see if it's checked ? -> https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/GraphicsAnimation/Conceptual/HighResolutionOSX/Explained/Explained.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40012302-CH4-SW10

If so, does unchecking it fix the issue?

Thanks in advance
Comment 49 Wojtek 2019-09-19 15:33:53 UTC
I do have that option in LO.app Info window and it is *NOT* checked. In general whole UI is sharp and hi-resolution except for the spreadsheet grid (and, when editing a cell with F2 - the text becomes sharp as well while editing)
Comment 50 Xisco Faulí 2019-09-19 15:35:12 UTC
(In reply to Wojtek from comment #49)
> I do have that option in LO.app Info window and it is *NOT* checked. In
> general whole UI is sharp and hi-resolution except for the spreadsheet grid
> (and, when editing a cell with F2 - the text becomes sharp as well while
> editing)

Thanks for the quick update.
OTOH, what happens if you enable it ?
Comment 51 Wojtek 2019-09-19 16:00:17 UTC
(In reply to Xisco Faulí from comment #50)
> Thanks for the quick update.
> OTOH, what happens if you enable it ?

The whole UI becomes low-resolution / pixelated. I'll upload screenshots for comparison.
Comment 52 Wojtek 2019-09-19 16:01:24 UTC
Created attachment 154296 [details]
Calc after enabling "low resolution" in .app configuration
Comment 53 Wojtek 2019-09-19 16:02:12 UTC
Created attachment 154297 [details]
Calc default display *WITHOUT* enabling "low resolution" in .app configuration