[Fontconfig] Screen resolutions
david at pleyades.net
Fri Feb 25 20:42:26 EST 2005
Hi cga ;),
On Feb 24 at 07:23:44, cga wrote:
> >Look at the text within the render area in firefox, not the menus. Both are
> >using Bitstream Vera Sans.
> Why not look at the menus? Isn't fontconfig/xft supposed to make font
> rendering global for the entire system?
Because the menus are using different fonts, for the sake of comparison. But
yes, look it ;), because their fonts are rendered in a 'too blurry' way too.
> other unblemished. But there's definitely a difference between the two.
> No idea if it's configurable (it should) or a result of using different
> versions of the rendering software.
That's what i want to find out... How to make the second system look
as the first one.
> allow to use other fonts..)? You should be able to zoom in/out a bit
> using Ctrl+-/+.. See if it makes any difference. Also xmag is your
> friend when examining such problems.
Yes, i've been doing that, but still are different :(. And yes, xmag is
a great tool for this kind of things ;)
> >was some difference, but the fonts still looked worse in the smaller
> aren't you contradicting what you said above about preferring the LCD?
Sorry, a typo. I meant 'better'.
> Unless you absolutely refuse to use Microsoft material you may want to
> give their fonts a try.
Hmmmm, good idea, i'll give it a try to see the difference. I've always
said that the only innovative thing Microsoft had done were TrueType fonts...
> IMHO they look incomparaby better than anything else I've seen on a PC
Thanks for the advice ;)
David Gómez Jabber ID: davidge at jabber.org
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