[csw-users] Re: Problems with fonts and libraries

Alexey Kuzmichev Alexey.Kuzmichev at Sun.COM
Sun Aug 29 01:13:02 CEST 2004

Actually I already played with subpixel smoothing before to no avail,
but anyways, I installed CSW gnome-font-properties and a bunch of
additional CSW libs and tried again. Here's the result:

o- Subpixel (LCD) - immediately breaks fonts (makes them unreadable) in
SOME applications (e.g.  gnome-font-properties, bluefish). CSW Mozilla
and other non CSW apps are not affected.

o- Hinting set to None - text is readable, but font shapes are horrible.
Mozilla and non-CSW apps are not affected again.

o- All other options do not change anything anywhere. Checked with 10x
magnifier :-) Mozilla's fonts are still blurred, bluefish ones are still
bad shaped.

The interesting thing is that non CSW apps or CSW apps with the standard
libs do not have problems with fonts.  Am I still doing anything wrong?

I'm using AFB card and LCD monitor.

Thank you,

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Michael Gernoth wrote:

>On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 10:27:22PM +0200, Alexey Kuzmichev wrote:
>> gnome-font-properties "allows you to select the fonts to use in your
>> applications and desktop background." It does not affect
>> rendering/aliasing. BTW, gnome-font-properties does not change mozilla
>> or gimp fonts.
>In my version of /opt/csw/bin/gnome-font-properties I can configure
>antialiasing. Clicking on details leads me to even more
>rendering-settings (like which type of LCD I want to use with subpixel-
>  Michael
>users mailing list
>users at lists.blastwave.org

Alexey Kuzmichev
Sun Microsystems/EDS Global Internet Services Operations
+31-(0)33-451-6106 x76106 (CET) alekz at sun.com
NOTICE: This email message is for the sole use of the intended
recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information.
Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited.
If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by
reply email and destroy all copies of the original message.

More information about the users mailing list