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Re: solved: emacs: ugly characters

Miles Bader <miles@gnu.org> writes:

> lee <lee@yun.yagibdah.de> writes:
>> Isn't ant-aliasing supposed to make fonts more pretty and easier to read
>> instead of messing them up and making them very straining for the eyes?
> It generally does, but like anything, YMMV.
> [...]
> Sometimes it just depends on the
> particular font and circumstance, not any general rule.

Yeah, it looks good in the web browser, for example.  In the emacs
frames, it just makes the fonts hard to read.

> I generally like anti-aliased fonts better, but with the font
> anti-aliasing settings tweaked to make them look more contrasty and
> crisper than the default settings (I use the gnome font-preferences
> widget to change them).  Two important things:  (1) use "high contrast
> / light" mode, which tries to make character stems etc exactly one
> pixel wide (even if it means slightly distorting [usually
> unnoticeably] the character shape/weight), and (2) if you have an LCD,
> turn on sub-pixel rendering, which often allows the font-renderer to
> do a better job.

Well, I switched back to fvwm-crystal after using KDE for a while, and I
have no idea where and how to make anti-aliasing settings.  But then,
emacs can use gtk fonts, so perhaps the gnome-widget might work.  How is
it called and how do I start it? It's probably not even installed ...

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