[Fontconfig] TTF fonts etc.
enrique.perez-terron at norway.online.no
Thu Oct 9 06:27:28 EST 2003
On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 00:28, JB wrote:
> I'm no newbie linuxuser but I've had this problem (well
> it's not really a problem, just a thing that annoys me a
> lot) for all my years of linux usage and have never been
> able to fix it. How do I get truetype-fonts to look exactly
> as good as they do in MS Windows? I've read many guides,
> tried many different "solution" but TT-fonts always look
> bad in some way or another.
I believe the reason might be the patent issues with the
hinting bytecodes interpreter.
> Let's say I have just installed linux (slackware 9.1),
> the latest XFree86 and fontconfig 2.2.0 (all clean installs)
> and haven't configured anything or done anything else with
> my linuxbox. Where do I go from here? Tthe fonts look scaly
> and weird from start and websites don't look as good as they
> do in Windows. I just want the fonts to look "right".
> Can anyone explain to me how to do this?
You can download freetype sources and compile them with
the bytecode hinter turned on, provided you have a license
from Apple, or a valid reason why you don't need one.
You can read more about the issue at
More information about the Fontconfig