Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at
Thu Oct 11 03:55:18 PDT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Geard" <delgarde at>
To: <blfs-support at>
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: Fonts

> On Thursday 11 October 2001 13:40, Craig Colton wrote:
> >     I could be wrong here, but I thought that antialiased fonts were
> > enabled via Xft options in one's X and QT build (i.e. not
specifically in
> > XftConfig). Since Keith Packard's XftConfig substitutes truetype for
> > fonts, I had assumed that Type1 don't antialias well (not at all?).
> >
> >    The hint is old, but I am using it with XFree86 4.1, QT 2.3.1,
and KDE
> > 2.2. I am not using his QT kernel, but am using his XftConfig and
> > fonts. All my fonts here are antialiased, but not the icons (which I
> > were when using KP's kernel).
> Does antialiasing appear automatically in X apps? E.g xfontsel, xman?
On the
> system I'm experimenting on, I haven't bothered with KDE yet, since I
> to get this working first.
Nope, in fact, I'm only aware of xterm being fully capable of
antialiasing (next to
It has a commandline switch to turn it on, I forgot what it was exactly.
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