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.

#8 Re: fuzzy fonts

by Racer

Sunday October 20th, 2002 2:20 AM

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Sounds like you are running too low a resolution on your computer. I can see why running low-res with AA on would be annoying, but the benefits of AA far outweigh any costs when you have a high-resolution desktop. This is because any "blur" is not noticable, but the font looks much better