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Re: antialiased fonts

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: antialiased fonts
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 23:34:35 +0200

Am 25.05.2005 um 17:49 schrieb Stefan Monnier:

Has anyone ever seen antialiased font with Emacs?
Me. Many times.
First I use TrueType fonts. They get rendered and anti-aliased by the
X server.

No, the X server does not magically anti-alias TrueType fonts.
If you've seen Emacs anti-aliased on X11, I can only think of the
following reason:
- you ran Emacs inside an anti-aliased text-terminal-emulator.
- you tried one of the patches that add support for xft, none of which is in any kind of stable state, AFAIK (tho I haven't tried to xft branch in
  the CVS repository recently).

OK, I confess: with X11 I do *not* see antialiased fonts! My xterm is GTK aware (whenever I changed my number of fonts it took minutes until it showed up!). Using the font or on that font based fontset I actually can see differences between both. In xterm I can see that some pixels are not completely dark, in Emacs this never happens, no matter how steep or how round a line is, all pixels are really black.

So there is really only one stable release of GNU Emacs that can anti-alias fonts: Carbon Emacs 22.0.50 from CVS for Mac OS X.



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