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Re: A question of fonts

Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 23:28:01 +0100, andy wrote:
Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 21:35:50 +0100, andy wrote:


I have yet to try changing fontconfig/hinting_type to "Native" but will when a decent reason to shut X down presents in terms of work flow.

Any thoughts on the conf file settings?
The fons.conf file is consistent with your Xft settings. Which desktop
environment or WM are you using?

Sorry - forgot you asked me that. I predominantly use Gnome, but switch to Xfce from time-to-time. I login using GDM.

Then I don't have any idea what could mess with your font settings. I
have meanwhile checked out xmms and indeed the fonts look worse (though
not as bad as in my intentionally screwed up iceweasel screenshot):


(Umlauts seem to work fine, so there does not seem to be a fundamental
 problem with using xmms in an *.UTF-8 locale.)

On the other hand, you should never have such problems with iceweasel.
It would help if you could put a few example screenshots somewhere. I am
starting to suspect that I might be barking up the wrong tree with the
hinting business.


You are a generous person - thank you. The snapshot of Xmms you display (+ Husker Du :-) ) pretty much echoes what I was thinking of. I am less concerned with Iceweasel, but I guess that it must be something to do with GTk*, although what I couldn't imagine. I am not keen on throwing yet more fonts at the problem without understanding more of what it is that is causing the problem. But maybe it is just GTk*?

Thanks for your assist Florian. Much obliged



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