[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: latest unstable and Xft font rendering


As far as I know, the settings have moved out of /etc/X11/XftConfig and
into /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.

I'm afraid I can't give any advice on how to manage that file ... I
simply use a recent Gnome2 control-center package, which does (most)
things automagically.

Good Luck,

On Wed, 2003-02-26 at 15:59, Nick Monkman wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using the latest gnome bins from sid and am quite happy with it.
> However, one thing is confusing to me. I recently decided to try the
> mozilla-snapshot package. The font rendering was antialiased, which was
> okay, but looked terrible on pages with light text on a dark background.
> As I understand it, the newer versions of mozilla use Xft for font
> rendering, so I decided to try to disable it. 
> First of all, changing anything in unix.js had no effect. I discovered
> eventually that this is because (I think) mozilla doesn't so any of it's
> own antialiasing anymore - it uses gtk / xft somehow (and I am not clear
> how). So I decided to try changing settings in my /etc/X11/XftConfig
> file, using everything from match statements like:
> match
> 	any size < 15
> 	any size > 8
> edit
> 	antialias = false;
> to completely deleting (renaming) this file. This had no effect. My
> gnome fonts were still antialiased, both on gnome widgets (looks okay)
> to mozilla-snapshot (looks terrible on aforementioned pages). Finally I
> just set GDK_USE_XFT=0. This disables, as you probably know, all Gnome2
> Xft rendering, as far as I can tell. This is okay, but I'd like know why
> editing my XftConfig file had no effect, as I would like to use
> selective antialiasing as provided by the match statements. Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Nick

Reply to: