XFree 4.3 - did AntiAliasing change?
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Mon Apr 14 17:41:37 PDT 2003
On Mon, 2003-04-14 at 20:13, Derek at CD Baby wrote:
> Has anyone got anti-aliased fonts to work in FreeBSD 4.8?
> In XFree 4.2, I would add my AntiAliased font directories to this file:
> ... and everything was fine.
> Now that file doesn't exist, and I can't get fonts to anti-alias, even if I
> create that file and put the font directories there like I used to?
> Did something change in XFree 4.3 in FreeBSD 4.8?
Yes. XFree86 switched from Xft1 to Xft2. This new version uses
fontconfig (for better or worse).
> Are we supposed to use /usr/X11R6/etc/fonts/fonts.conf?
Yep. Of course, this should all happen automatically. What app are you
using that doesn't show anti-aliased fonts?
> (Is someone going to update HANDBOOK chapter 5.5.3 Anti-Aliased Fonts, if so?
I had planned on it, but I've been busy. It's still on my TODO.
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