[Fontconfig] Turn off subpixel hinting

Adam Sampson ats at offog.org
Thu Sep 22 21:21:06 EST 2005

Ole Jon Bjørkum <objorkum at gmail.com> writes:

> I am using Fluxbox, and I notice that there are colors around my
> fonts (subpixel hinting or something). How can I turn it off? In
> GNOME I just used the "Fonts"-GUI, but I'm not sure how to do it in
> fonts.conf...

Something like this should do the job:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<match target="font">
  <edit name="rgba" mode="assign" binding="strong">

Or set "Xft.rgba: none" as an X resource (which is probably what the
GNOME GUI is actually doing underneath -- it's certainly what the XFCE
one does).

Adam Sampson <ats at offog.org>                         <http://offog.org/>

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