Font-issues with XFree4.3

Bjarne Wichmann Petersen freebsd.nospam at
Mon Apr 21 03:10:35 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 15 April 2003 07:40, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:

> > 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=20
> > FreeBSD 4.8 CD-Rom, as-is, then start up KDE, and click the "use anti-
> > aliased fonts" box, that it should work?
> It should, but fontconfig is still pretty infantile.  Since 4.8-RELEASE
> hit the shelves, two updates have been made to fontconfig, one to Xft,
> and one to freetype2.  You should update all three of those ports, then
> KDE should Just Work.  Note, I'm a GNOME user, and I'm not sure if
> there's something KDE-specific that still needs doing.

Hmm, I'm having issues aswell. I try to stay current with the ports and do 
upgrades a couple of times a week. For the last week or more some stuff looks 
weird. Ie. PDFs viewed in acroread5 look terrible pixelised (but ok i 
kghostview) and StarOffice hints at issues as well, though their menus look 
normal. I suspect it might be an issue with linuxbase... except since 
yesterday after an upgrade, kmail/KDE started to show "attitude". Using 
fontsizes of 8 or less doesn't look as nice as it use too. I've tried turning 
AA on and off with no effect.


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