Xft and XCursor

Lukas Sommer sommerluk at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 04:00:22 PDT 2011

Thanks for all the replies. That has helped me to see the things clearer :-)

Lukas Sommer

2011/6/17 Alexey Zinovyev <alzinovyev at gmail.com>

> On 17.06.2011 14:44, Lukas Sommer wrote:
> >> GTK/Qt don't use XFT at all.
> >
> > That's interesting. I didn't know this. However, at least the KDE font
> > settings module changes the Xft.dpi value. Maybe fontconfig makes use of
> > this one? So maybe this should be switched to use directly fontconfig?
> >
> > Lukas Sommer
> >
> >
> It's documented behavior.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration#Distorted_fonts
> says that fontconfig defaults to Xft.dpi but has it's own DPI setting in
> fonts.conf (and it works for all GTK/Qt software).
> Qt doesn't depend on Xft (at least in my distro). GTK+ does, but only
> for deprecated pango-xft backend.
> Xft is still needed in other toolkits (like Tk) and in some pure Xlib
> software (dzen2, xterm, rxvt).
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