Re: solved: emacs: ugly characters
Miles Bader <email@example.com> writes:
> lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 ...