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#51 2004-06-18 05:47:15

Taco Eater
From: t͈̫̹ͨa͖͕͎̱͈ͨ͆ć̥̖̝o̫̫̼s͈̭̱̞͍̃!̰
Registered: 2004-05-25
Posts: 4,622

Re: wacky font spacing

the section that says

        <match target="font">
                <test qual="all" name="rgba">
                <edit name="rgba" mode="assign">

is used for LCDs I believe. It shouldn't hurt to leave it in for a CRT, but if you have an LCD, it is necessary.

Still having trouble with fonts..
:?  Starting to wonder if is worth a shot. Anyone notice a marked difference between xfree86 and in the area of font rendering?

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#52 2004-06-18 09:42:49

From: Poland
Registered: 2003-10-28
Posts: 1,274

Re: wacky font spacing

Yes I know this section is for LCDs but it doesn't harm my CRT in any way so I decided to leave it uncommented. This way I won't have to remember to uncomment it when I copy this config to some other machine with LCD ;-)

I also tried other configs (with antialiasing turned on for all font sizes and hinting turned off) but i could only get results similar to the ones with autohinting turned on. I'll post the updated config later when I get back home - maybe it will work better for other people. The only thing I decided to include uncommented is the dpi section. It didn't improve the quality since I use xfce4 now (and it already has dpi set in its .xinitrc config) but this will make local.config more complete and easier to use with other WMs/DEs. BTW I'm usually using ms ttf fonts for web viewing (verdana) but I read some posts on other forums that differrent settings may look better with non-ttf fonts.


#53 2005-11-04 23:31:55

From: Netherlands, Europe
Registered: 2005-10-04
Posts: 6,072

Re: wacky font spacing

I just applied lanrat's local.conf (with dpi changed to what X thinks i have , 67 dpi) , ran fc-cache -fv and tested.
KDE looks a lot better now, and firefox has improved also, but there are still some fonts that don' t work right.

They are all small fonts. i'll experiment with the size when AA is used and keep you up to date.

Booting with apg Openrc, NOT systemd.
Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them


#54 2005-11-04 23:40:37

Arch Overlord
From: behind you
Registered: 2003-10-29
Posts: 7,879

Re: wacky font spacing

Wow, 1.5 year old thread - but still, I think this is a good catch.  Maybe I'll tweak it some if I can.


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