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Re: Debian Font Guide for Newbies and the Confused

Quoting Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org>:

> Rob, thanks for making this available.  I have one comment.
> On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 06:33:09PM +1000, Rob Weir wrote:
> > 4) Add :unscaled to the end of the 100dpi and 75dpi font lines, so they
> >    look like this
> > 
> >         FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
> >         FontPath        "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
> > 
> >    Without the ":unscaled" bit, XFree86 will try to scale these bitmap
> >    fonts up and down, which usually looks rather horrible.
> > 
> :unscaled is explicitly deprecated in newer versions of XFree86 (e.g.,
> 4.2.1 that I'm running).  README.fonts.gz says
>       (The `:unscaled' hack, while still supported,
>       should no longer be necessary in XFree86 4.0 and later.)

Amazing! I did not know that, and I'm sure most users weren't aware of that
either. Just goes to show you the importance of keeping howtos up-to-date (or
reading TFM, but people are more apt to read howtos, methinks, than boring readmes).


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