Re: Font references and info
On -3175-Mon, Jul 07, 2003 at 12:41:14PM -0700, Ross Boylan <firstname.lastname@example.org> spake thus,
> I've been trying to understand how fonts work on Debian over the last few days, and thought it might be useful
> to share some of the references that look especially useful and some things I think I've found out. I was
> inspired particularly by some problems with fonts under KDE, and I haven't fixed them yet. So I'm hardly an
Fonts in X are something that I've never really comprehended, and I wish someone somewhere would explain what the deal is with font servers like Xft and FreeType, their strengths and weaknesses, and what about anti-aliasing, and having fonts like Verdana available for just web browsing.
If someone could write a mini-HOWTO on these topics it'd be like Christmas for me over here.
Just a footnote to Ross: I don't mean to be nitpicky but you should either just break paragraphs, or more sensibly break your lines at 72 or 75 characters, it would help legibility enormously.
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