Re: Sawfish v1.3.3 not working properly with ISO-8859 locale

Gabor Z. Papp <gzp <at>> writes:

> * Thierry Godefroy <reserv0 <at>>:
> | In fact, I won't mind seeing Pango support dropped from sawfish in favour
> | of the X-core fonts... ;-P
> I'm with you. 
> But, since the whole new chilly willy stuff have a nice dependency, at
> the very beginning of the line you will find fontconfig, that can be
> controlled like this:
> Without reading too much, edit your fonts.conf, or better put a
> local.conf in the $prefix/etc/fonts/ directory with the content below:
> <!-- Uncomment below to disable antialiasing -->
> <!--
>   <match target="font">
>     <edit name="antialias" mode="assign" >
>       <bool>false</bool>
>     </edit>
>   </match>
> -->

This would disable all anti-aliasing, which is not what I want (there are still
some software which do have a need for anti-aliasing: for example Gimp when
writing large scale text in a picture...).

Instead, on my Mandriva system (2007.1), I removed
/etc/fonts/conf.d/00-mdk-urwfonts.conf which was the culprit as it forced the
replacement of the X-core fonts with the ugly URW fonts... I also reordered the
aliases in some other /etc/font.d/ files, so to use the X-core fonts by default
and in the highest priority. I'm now quite happy with my setup. Even Firefox 2
now uses the X fonts: Helvetica and Courier. Quite a relief for my eyes, as when
you can distinguish each color triplet of each pixel on a 1280x1024 17" LCD
display (yes, I got damned good eyes...), you really don't want to see the
blurred anti-aliased fonts !

> Switching from gtk1 to gtk2 ate several weeks of testing and
> configuring time to get back my old "gtk1 times of feeling".

Yes, finding where exactly to change things did also take a while for me to
figure it out fully: a good FAQ would really be needed...


Thierry Godefroy.

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