On Tue, 2003-08-12 at 23:45, Havoc Pennington wrote:
On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 06:43:03PM -0700, James J. Ramsey wrote:
> I've noticed that antialiased fonts render differently
> on Red Hat than other distros I've tried. The fonts
> render slightly thicker, and the fuzziness is less
> obvious. I've been trying, mostly out of curiosity, to
> find out what makes the difference, but have had no
> luck tracking down whatever changes or adjustments Red
> Hat made.
> How does Red Hat do it?
Font configuration is in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, and when running GNOME
also overridden by the stuff in Preferences->Fonts
Actually, I've tried to keep most rendering configuration (for
non-GNOME) in /etc/X11/Xresources. The relevant part is:
! hintstyle: medium means that (for Postscript fonts) we
! position the stems for maximum constrast and consistency
! but don't force the stems to integral widths. hintnone,
! hintslight, and hintfull are the other possibilities.
Note that this part requires a patch to Xft that is *not*
upstream. XFree86-184.108.40.206-loadtarget.patch ... the rendering
code is there in standard FreeType, but there is no way
of configuring it through standard Xft.