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Re: Gnome 2.0 antialiased fonts

On Fre, 2002-10-04 at 14:14, Alexis Sukrieh wrote:
> At 13:37 04/10/2002 +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> >On Fre, 2002-10-04 at 12:07, Alexis Sukrieh wrote:
> > >
> > > Just a thing to underline : in debian unstable/experimental, Xfree doesn't
> > > load the xft module and then AA isn't enabled since user hack his
> > > XF86config-4 file...
> > >
> > > Just adding Load "xft" make the stuff working.
> >
> >There's no xft XFree86 module, do you mean xtt? Anyway, that has nothing
> >to do with AA either.
> Well, tell me if I'm wrong but what I say is based on that :
> Xft is based on freetype,


> thus you must load the freetype module. 


> Basically, edit your XF86Config (that can be called XF86Config-4 on some 
> distributions such as RedHat or Mandrake) and make sure you have the 
> following modules loaded in the Module section :
> freetype
> type1
> xft

daenzer@tibook> find /usr/X11R6 -name \*xft\*                          ~
daenzer@tibook> grep -i xft /var/log/XFree86.*                         ~
(1)daenzer@tibook>                                                     ~

Again: Xft is completely client side, it doesn't require a specific X
server runtime configuration.

> Maybe in my case it was just adding Load "freetype" I don"t know.

That may have help an app using TrueType fonts via the legacy X11 font
system, but not for AA.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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