I know Ubuntu 21.10 is not out yet, hence me posting this issue to to make people ware of it. I have been running Ubuntu 21.10 for a few weeks now, and everything (in my usage) seems to be working out well. Only glaring issue I am seeing is fonts in Snap application are not rendered properly. And they are defaulting the old black bar Yaru theme. I have attached a few images to support my finding.
AFAIK that’s because Impish doesn’t have the mixed theme and the default, all-light theme is just called “Yaru”. The GTK theme snap hasn’t been updated, so “Yaru” is still the mixed theme. You could run snap apps with “Yaru-light” to get them to match for now.
Yes I was aware of the theming part, but not sure the fond rendering. Are those two related?
I haven’t noticed any change in font rendering myself.
I have also noticed this. The number of fonts in this document reader is small, and it doesn’t have the fonts I am usually using. I even installed an app that adds some fonts. I don’t really like installing additional apps, that makes things that it was already meant to be done. For example, it is practically impossible to arrange files generally on a mobile phone. I had to install a file manager from okaapps.com to organize the files how I wanted them to be organized. I don’t understand why I don’t have these features from the beginning without installing any apps.
@jamesh I had a look at libreoffice and it has
desktop: mount-host-font-cache: false
so I’m not sure how snapd can be involved here as I thought with that attribute we vanquished the last point where snapd can mess things up with fonts, do you think a launchpad bug against a distro pkg would be better place to get eyes on this issue? Or is there still something else that snapd could be doing? Or maybe even a bug in the desktop extension?
I’ve noticed this too with the Libreoffice snap and unsure what to do about it… I’ve filed a bug on the Libreoffice snap github to track this issue for at least Libreoffice but it sounds like it might be a broader issue since it affects the snap store too…
At least for the Libreoffice case, I can confirm this is a wayland only and impish only problem, the fonts look normal with xorg.
Did you update to 21.10 from an old installation? Then you’re probably on track
latest/stable, not on
latest/stable/ubuntu-21.10, which carries the fix.
For snap-store I have
channels: latest/stable: 3.38.0-64-g23c4c77 2021-06-15 (547) 53MB - latest/candidate: 3.31.1+git189.991d1d1d 2021-04-20 (539) 45MB - latest/beta: 3.38.0-66-gbd5b8f7 2021-10-06 (557) 56MB - latest/edge: 40.0-341-gb49ac9c 2021-09-20 (549) 48MB - installed: 3.38.0-64-g23c4c77 (547) 53MB -
When I change to latest/stable/ubuntu-21.10 I still get the same version as latest/stable. When I change to latest/edge I works fine but i guess it’s quite unstable ? my others snaps :
Name Version Rev Tracking Publisher Notes bare 1.0 5 latest/stable canonical✓ base canonical-livepatch 9.8.0 114 latest/stable canonical✓ - core 16-2.52.1 11993 latest/stable canonical✓ core core18 20210722 2128 latest/stable canonical✓ base core20 20210928 1169 latest/stable canonical✓ base firefox 93.0-1 631 latest/stable/… mozilla✓ - gnome-3-34-1804 0+git.3556cb3 72 latest/stable canonical✓ - gnome-3-38-2004 0+git.6ba6040 76 latest/stable canonical✓ - gtk-common-themes 0.1-59-g7bca6ae 1519 latest/stable canonical✓ - lxd 4.0.7 21545 4.0/stable/… canonical✓ - snap-store 3.38.0-64-g23c4c77 547 latest/stable canonical✓ - snapd 2.52.1 13640 latest/stable canonical✓ snapd
Interesting, I have
tracking: latest/stable/ubuntu-21.10 refresh-date: yesterday at 10:17 CEST channels: latest/stable: 3.38.0-64-g23c4c77 2021-06-15 (547) 53MB - latest/candidate: 3.31.1+git189.991d1d1d 2021-04-20 (539) 45MB - latest/beta: 3.38.0-66-gbd5b8f7 2021-10-06 (557) 56MB - latest/edge: 40.0-341-gb49ac9c 2021-09-20 (549) 48MB - installed: 3.38.0-66-gbd5b8f7 (557) 56MB -
Rev 557 instead of 547.