Vladimir G. Ivanovic writes:
XEmacs without anti-aliased fonts looks horrendously ugly, IMHO, and
can't think of an application that doesn't use anti-aliased fonts.
GNU Emacs is one. If you want to know why people are reluctant to
default to Xft, skim the last couple of months of emacs-devel.
XEmacs's implementation of anti-aliased fonts is probably in no better
I use Xft all the time, and have done so with both 21.4 and 21.5, but
I use non-standard configure options:
$ ./configure \
Note (unless these have been fixed): "--with-xft=yes"
This hasn't been fixed, it's on my list, but every time I feel up to
working on configure, autocrap releases again, and I'm *forced* to
work on it, after which I have no appetite for working on it.
"--with-gtk" doesn't do anything
It is implied by --with-gnome. Specifying --with-gnome enforces
A caveat: Although I get anti-aliased fonts with the above, I
always get the fonts I specify. Bold fonts, in particular, are
problematic, and show up larger than they should.
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