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.

#31 how to do this with non-rpm builds?

by broadbandbra

Wednesday October 23rd, 2002 8:44 AM

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I always use the tar.gz builds installed in my home directory to keep root out of the equation.... how would I add Xft Antialiased Font support to this type of build, or would that entail compiling from source?