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XFree86 4.2.0 anti-aliased fonts

Contributed by jose on from the pretty-hacking dept.

negative sends this one our way:
"I believe this topic seems to cause a lot of confusion, so I'm passing on what I know as I have been getting a good result with font rendering on my system (OpenBSD/i386 3.1-current).

Read all this and more in my short article . "

Nothing says you can't have prettier fonts while you do some work. Thanks, Negative!

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  1. By earx () on

    does xfree in obsd 3.2 will support intel i810 chipset ?

  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Well some notes...

    1) GTK2 supports AA fonts and therefore Gnome2 will. There's a package available for GTK1 that will allow AA fonts, but I havn't used it.

    2) If you are not using QT or GTK2 you ain't gonna magically get AA fonts even with Jim's changes.

    3) See if you can get Microsoft's web fonts (they pulled them, but they're still available on the web). They look much better than anything from XFree :)

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Why didn't he discuss the difference between += and =+ in the XftConfig file?

    I mean that was confusing as hell the first time.

  4. By Anonymous Coward () on

    But as far as I can determine, Xft tries to antialias all sized fonts, nomatter what I put in the XftConfig file, and the whole thing is just too much of a brokenmess to bother with (yes, I'm frustrated). It would have been nice if the author had also posted his entire XftConfig file ...

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