Re: don't like the fonts from xorg-xserver
On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 15:11:02 -0700, tom arnall wrote:
> On Friday 16 June 2006 12:25 pm, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > 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 220.127.116.11).
> > > > > 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">
> > <fontconfig>
> > <match target="font" >
> > <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
> > <const>hintfull</const>
> > </edit>
> > </match>
> > </fontconfig>
> > see also: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=367593
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Florian
> I see in fonts.conf entries like:
> <match target="font">
> <test name="family">
> <string>Bitstream Vera Sans</string>
> <test name="pixelsize" compare="less">
> <edit name="hinting">
> So set 'false' to 'true'?
I would try that. In principle the user should not have to mess around
with config files in order to compensate for problems with the freetype6
libraries, but life is not perfect.
> Where is a good place to read about how 'fonts.conf' works??
This manpage is part of the package "fontconfig-config" which is most
likely already installed on your system. You can also try
"dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config" for more parameters to play around