Re: [Fwd: Re: themes]

On Mon, 2002-06-17 at 09:53, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Luis Villa <louie ximian com> writes: 
> > P.S. OOOH- you know what we need for 2.0.1? there needs to be a default
> > 'GNOME-AA' session, just like your regular session but with GDK_USE_XFT
> > set. George? :)
> > 
> GDK_USE_XFT should not be referred to as "enable AA fonts" - that
> isn't what it does, it enables the Xft backend. Which allows you to
> then enable AA fonts, or not. The main point about GDK_USE_XFT is that
> it moves us onto our new font architecture, and eventually we are
> dropping the old core X architecture.

So does this (thanks Malcolm) accurately reflect things:

	In order to have anti-aliased fonts in 
	menus and applications, you will
      	need to make sure that the environment 
	variable GDK_USE_XFT is exported
      	before running the appropriate applications.
	For example, you might put
      	the following in $HOME/.gnomerc:


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