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.

#26 Re: Difficult

by Lancer

Monday October 21st, 2002 5:43 PM

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I always keep selected that option, but it only seem to work, when the fonts are big. The tiny ones appear without the smooth.

For example, the font Arial, start to appear smooth at the size 18px. This, in the Internet Explorer and the Mozilla browsers, but in Adobe Acrobat, the all sizes fonts appear smoothed; a feature i do like very much and of course i would like that Mozilla has it, and my entire desktop too.