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Re: don't like the fonts from xorg-xserver

On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 09:57:50 -0700, tom arnall wrote:
> On Thursday 15 June 2006 06:53 pm, Marc Wilson wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 11:11:20AM -0700, tom arnall wrote:
> > > i recently installed xorg-xserver on my debian box (kernel I
> > > don't like the fonts. Is there anything I can do about this?
> >
> > Unfortunately, installing the current Xorg from unstable gifts you with the
> > profoundly broken freetype 2.2.1.
> >
> i installed from testing. is there any hope? also, can i go back to xfree? 
> (best i can remember, i got a choice between xorg and xfree during the xorg 
> install.)

Sometimes it helps to set the hinting style to "full" by putting the
following into your ~/.fonts.conf:

<?xml version="1.0"?><!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >

see also: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=367593


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