[Fontconfig] Font configuration - Debian Sarge.
acli at ada.dhs.org
Sun Feb 13 13:56:37 EST 2005
I share the same feelings. It took me *days* to figure out
how to configure fontconfig when I was forced to switch over.
Before I figured out that things could be tweaked (and how to
tweak them), I was actually complaining that fonts had become
much uglier than before.
Of course, now I'm ok with fontconfig... :-)
But on a Debian system there is the extra variable of defoma
too: good for prepackaged fonts, but a real hassle for self-
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 07:25:57PM -0500, cga wrote:
> What I meant was that the extra features provided by fontconfig (aa..
> auto-hinting..) add more variables to the text rendering equation and it
> has now become almost impossible to tweak fonts w/o access to an
> interactive tool such as the one provided by the gnome & kde desktops.
> It's no longer just a matter of installing a decent screen font and
> editing a few files to specify the font, font size & fontstyle to
> GTK/KDE apps like it w/ older releases of XFree. Naturally if you
> already know which /etc/fonts/local.conf settings are optimal for your
> display entering the xml is trivial. But the point I'm arguing is that
> for someone who does not want/need the features provided by fontconfig
> it makes matters a lot more difficult - especially if you are not a
> gnome/KDE user.
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