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Xft Antialiased Font Support Now Available in Linux

Saturday October 19th, 2002

Trevor writes: "As I learned from comments posted to a recent Slashdot article, antialiasing is finally available for Linux builds. There are also binary RPMs compiled for Red Hat Linux 8.0.

"I've installed the RPMs on my RH8 system, and pages look simply beautiful now. Even the browser menus and widgets are antialiased. I've put up a screen shot here: http://vocaro.com/antialiased-mozilla.png."

More experimental Xft builds are available from komodo.mozilla.org. Xft support is not currently enabled in the default Linux builds.


#19 Crisp fonts

by gerbilpower <gerbil@ucdavis.edu>

Sunday October 20th, 2002 4:23 PM

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The best AA rendering is crisp, not edgy or fuzzy. It's totally up to you which you prefer, but I can't stand certain non-AA fonts when they are very small, which I sometimes encounter in some websites and I regularly see using a graphics or layout program (which would depend on the magnification I'm working on).