[Fontconfig] TTF fonts etc.
a.c.li at ieee.org
Mon Oct 13 00:35:37 EST 2003
On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 11:19:12AM +0100, Adam Sampson wrote:
> Ciprian Popovici <ciprian at zuavra.net> writes:
> > GTK v1 based apps CAN NOT anti-alias fonts so you're
> > stuck with "scaly" and stair-edged fonts. It's a problem
> > especially if you get the precompiled official Mozilla
> > for instance, which is based on GTK1. Better look for
> > alternative builds based on GTK v2.
> Mozilla is a bad example here, because it doesn't use GTK for
> text rendering either on web pages or in the interface; you
> can build a Mozilla binary with GTK1 that uses Xft for text
> and thus does antialiased fonts anyway.
It is indeed puzzling why the "GTK v1 based apps cannot
anti-alias fonts" statement is still being passed around. Other
than the Xft-enabled Gtk1 mozilla (which can render anti-aliased
fonts but apparently not very well), mlterm is also Gtk1-based
and uses Xft, and renders anti-aliased fonts good.
If Gtk1 apps cannot anti-aliased fonts, there would be no point
in having separate Gtk and Xft libraries, etc.
Ambrose LI Cheuk-Wing <a.c.li at ieee.org>
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