on 06/26/2008 05:37 PM Stephen J. Turnbull said the following:
Vladimir G. Ivanovic writes:
> XEmacs without anti-aliased fonts looks horrendously ugly, IMHO, and I
> can't think of an application that doesn't use anti-aliased fonts.
GNU Emacs is one.
You're right, and it is horrendously ugly. I never use GNU Emacs.
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 \
> --with-xft=emacs,menubars,tabs,gauges \
> --with-gnome \
> --with-mule=no \
> 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 don't
> always get the fonts I specify. Bold fonts, in particular, are
> problematic, and show up larger than they should.
Yes, yes. I know. If only... you know the rest.
Vladimir G. Ivanovic
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