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.

#30 Smoothing for small fonts?

by dantealiegri

Tuesday October 22nd, 2002 6:26 AM

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In general, you don't want smoothing on small fonts. It makes them harder to read, but again this isn't a choice that is easy for you to make it windows, I guess ...

I'm sure there is some way to actually get it done, if you really want to. I'd suggest seeing if the power tools kit has an option for that, it tends to have a lot of useful ones. I believe it is on the ME CD.