Rotating X Fonts?
Juliusz.Chroboczek at pps.jussieu.fr
Thu Oct 30 13:54:59 PDT 2008
> 1. Is there a way to know at run-time whether or not an X-server will
> actually be able to honor the rotated font request?
However, you may have a look at the font property ``RASTERIZER_NAME''. If
it says ``FreeType'', ``X Consortium Type 1 Rasterizer'' or ``X Consortium
Speedo Rasterizer'', it will probably work. If it's something else, all
bets are off.
> 2. Is there any documentation/standard for the use of rotated fonts,
> e.g., the name of the rotated font above is mostly a mystery between
> the ?
The XLFD spec, version 1.5, Section 4.
> 3. I suspect the issue might be a discrepancy between the installed
> fonts on the two X servers.
No, it's more probably a discrepancy between the font backends being used.
I suspect that Hummingbird uses a rasteriser called the ``X Consortium Bit
Scaler'', which has been disabled in X.Org.
Core X11 fonts are deprecated in X.Org. I strongly recommend that you
switch to Xft, which doesn't have any of these issues.
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