Re: New GTK+ anti-aliasing patch posted
- From: Keith Packard <keithp keithp com>
- To: Michael L Torrie <torriem cs byu edu>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: New GTK+ anti-aliasing patch posted
- Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:20:51 -0800
Around 18 o'clock on Mar 12, Michael L Torrie wrote:
> Being able to turn it on or off somehow (globaly) would be something
> desirable. I would expect it in the Gnome API, but I guess you'd need
> something in GTK also.
As these patches use the Xft library, the configuration available for that
will work here. It's nearly turing equivalent, so you can get pretty much
any behaviour you might like.
> Another thing that may be advantageous is to only anti-alias fonts above a
> specific point size. I find anything below 12 pts and above 9 pts to be
> very blurry and hard to read when anti-aliased.
That's probably the result of an AA algorithm not tuned to display at
aroudn 100 dpi or lower. Lower resolutions need accurate hinting and grid
fitting of horizontal and vertical elements to avoid making things that
can look sharp appear crisp. With good TrueType fonts, I can now
appreciate AA text at all sizes.
But, if you don't agree, you can easily configure Xft to not anti-alias
whatever sizes you like.
Anyone know if these patches will work with evolution and nautilis? I'm
(nearly) desparate for a replacement e-mail package...
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