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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.


#4 more info for RH8 users.

by whiprush <jorge@whiprush.org>

Saturday October 19th, 2002 6:35 PM

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Make sure you make a .fonts directory in your home directory.

Then take the *.ttf fonts from your windows drive or corefonts.sourceforge.net and copy them into .fonts. Restart X, launch the XFT enabled mozilla, and choose your fonts. I like verdana myself.

A big thanks to Chris Blizzard for making this happen. :)