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.

#5 Cool, but they're not for everyone

by ecarlson

Saturday October 19th, 2002 7:24 PM

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I've tried Antialiased fonts a few times in the past, on a number of CRT and LCD screens, and I never could get used to the fuzzy, out of focus look. I still prefer the crisp look of plain fonts, and find them easier to read. My eyes don't keep trying to get them into focus.