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I don't know the app you are talking about but, but you might need to give more information about your setup. There seem to be several ways to get anti-aliased fonts:
1. It may depend on which version of X-windows you are running. Look at the beginning of the file /var/log/XFree86.0.log if you don't already know. I have 4.3.0, which may still be the latest, which is a good start.
2. Looking further down that log file I see a line
XFree86 Font Renderer : 0.4
which I assume is what is giving me nice fonts.
3. I'm running KDE desktop (v3.1.2) and the control center has an option for turning on AA fonts. I think Gnome must have something similar. That's all I needed to do.
Not so long ago you needed to run something called a font server (I think there is a current one called Xft) which had to be configured into your XFree86. There are various HOWTO's around about how to set these things up.
Sorry to be vague, but this technology seems to be evolving quite quickly on linux.
What I understand is that even if X can provide AA fonts, the individual apps or toolkits need to be configured to use them. The KDE control centre does this for anything based on the Qt toolkit, while for Gnome apps what you need depends on whether you are using gtk2 or not.
What you'll need, apart of what these guys told you is to get LinNeighborhood sources and try to compile them "against" the library which provides the antialiasing. (something like:
"configure --with-xft "or whatever).
Not an easy task, I advance you.
If the program is not compiled to use freetype fonts, you'll never get them whatever configuration tool you search for.