[Fontconfig] sub-pixel hinting turned on when started using DVI cavle to monitor

Jim Higson jh at 333.org
Wed Apr 28 07:46:47 EST 2004

I don't like sub-pixel hinting much. Maybe here someone could help with this, 
I've been asking for help on the comp.windows.x.kde newsgroup, since I 
thought the hinting was KDE's choosing at first

The thread on Google is:

I've just posted there again. It'll take a while for Google to reflect it so 
I've put my last post below.

Thanks to anyone who can help!
last post on c.x.w.kde:

I found this in /etc/fonts/local.conf:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts/local.conf file for local customizations -->
  Enable sub-pixel rendering
        <match target="font">
                <test qual="all" name="rgba">
                <edit name="rgba" mode="assign"><const>rgb</const></edit>

So the bit that (AFAIK) should enable sub-pixel rendering is commented out!
Not sure what to do now. The annoying colours around all my fonts is enough
to make a guy switch to GNOME!

I don't think this is a system files problem (I might be wrong) because if
it were I'd have the same behavoir in GNOME, since they use the same libs
to draw the fonts.

This is getting to be rather frustrating. Just because someone starts using
a DVI-D connector the computer shouldn't automatically switch without
telling them!

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