Anti aliased fonts in FBSD
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Wed Dec 3 22:51:50 PST 2003
On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 01:41, Bernard El-Hagin wrote:
> owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
> >On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 01:17, Bernard El-Hagin wrote:
> >> owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
> >> >On Thu, 2003-12-04 at 00:46, Bernard El-Hagin wrote:
> >> >> Hello,
> >> >>
> >> >> When I install some appliactions from ports they have nice
> >> >> anti-aliased fonts by default (gaim, for example). Unfortunately others
> >> >> do not (most notably gVim and also LinCVS, both of which are capable of
> >> >> using them). Where exactly is this governed? How do I tell applications
> >> >> to always use anti-aliased fonts? I am running CURRENT.
> >> >
> >> >There's a section on this in the FreeBSD handbook:
> >> >
> >> >http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-fonts.html
> >> Thanks to that section of the handbook I have enabled anti-aliased fonts
> >> in X, but it doesn't explain why some applications use those fonts by
> >> default and others don't. That's my real problem.
> >Yes it does. The last paragraph states:
> >"Anti-aliasing should be enabled the next time the X server is started.
> >However, programs must know how to take advantage of it. At present, the
> >Qt toolkit does, so the entire KDE environment can use anti-aliased
> >fonts (see Section 188.8.131.52 on KDE for details). Gtk+ and GNOME can also
> >be made to use anti-aliasing via the ``Font'' capplet (see Section
> >184.108.40.206 for details). By default, Mozilla 1.2 and greater will
> >automatically use anti-aliasing. To disable this, rebuild Mozilla with
> >the -DWITHOUT_XFT flag."
> >So, do you have gVim built with gtk+-2 support, and have you done what
> >section 220.127.116.11 tells you for KDE/Qt apps (i.e. set QT_XFT to true)?
> I don't use KDE nor Gnome, but as I understand it any application which
> is built with either Qt or Gtk+-2 support should be capable of using
> anti-aliased fonts. What I'm asking is how do I:
Yes, per the cross-referenced sections in the above paragraph, you may
have to do some additional setting of variables if you do not use the
> 1. find out before building an application whether it will be built with
> support for either of those,
As things are right now, looking at the ports' Makefiles is your best
> 2. make sure that such support is added if it's not there by default
> (which I should be able to establish in step 1).
Once you figure out the variable to set, you can add it to make.conf or
pkgtools.conf (or both).
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
PGP Key : http://www.marcuscom.com/pgp.asc
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/attachments/20031204/34859993/attachment.bin
More information about the freebsd-questions