Latest fontconfig and freetype rock

Sven Esbjerg esbjerg at
Fri Apr 18 11:39:50 PDT 2003

On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 02:42:17PM -0400, Mezz wrote:
> >I had been using a ~/.fonts.conf to turn off anti-aliasing for fonts 
> >smaller than 10, since they looked really bad.
> >
> >With the latest versions (fontconfig-2.1.94 and freetype-2.1.4) the auto 
> >hinting and antialiasing has GREATLY improved. Fonts look spectacular even 
> >at lower sizes.
> Cool, looks like I will need to upgrade the fontconfig sooner. There's 
> something flaw in Xft2/Fontconfig, thought. The flaw is black background 
> and white font, it renders worst and suck. It's one of my most annony. I 
> heard that Keith (author of Fontconfig) and X team are going to work on 
> this issue (I think render issue).

It's because Xft/Xrender cannot do gamma correction. You could try to adjust
your gammasettings with xgamma.


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