XFree 4.3 - did AntiAliasing change?
bsdlap at hitmedia.com
Mon Apr 14 22:23:08 PDT 2003
Joe - thank you so much for your answer!
When you say "should all happen automatically" - do you mean that if I
just install FreeBSD 4.8 with XFree + KDE 3.1 directly from the
FreeBSD 4.8 CD-Rom, as-is, then start up KDE, and click the "use anti-
aliased fonts" box, that it should work?
Or do I still need to go hack some files or install some ports to make
anti aliased fonts work?
I'm installing on a clean hard drive, so I can do it from scratch again
if you could just point me down the right path.
Thanks so much. This means a lot because I'm doing this for all 15
desktop PCs in our office.
> > 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:
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XftConfig
> > ... 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?
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