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:"

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

#25 Re: Re: Difficult

by dnelson <>

Monday October 21st, 2002 12:22 AM

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Ouch. Those fonts _are_ horrible :)

From the screenshots at <http://freetype.sourcefor…reetype2/screenshots.html> , it looks like the KDE engine does it right (horizontals and verticals snap to exact pixel boundaries), where GTK does it wrong (blurs everything). Maybe gnome 2 works better?