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Old 10-15-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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Lightbulb mozilla firebird - lost anti aliased fonts


Hi people,

I using mandrake 9.1

I have just downloaded the latest version of mozilla firebird (0.7). It seems very good, loads up much quicker than normal Mozilla.

But i have one problem, in normal mozilla the fonts are smooth (anti aliased) , in firebird they seem much rougher and not anti aliased.

I have looked in the fonts settings in both Mozilla and Mozilla firebird and have noticed one main difference.

In Mozilla all fonts except proportial are on [system default] , proportial is set on serif.
In Mozilla firebird the fonts are all different (e.g - adobe-couier-iso8859) and there is no option of [system default]

Is it possible to use the smooth fonts of firebird?

Cheers
 
Old 10-15-2003, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hi.

There's a version of Firebird which uses Xft (this allows Firebird to use anti-aliased fonts).

You'll have to download that and replace your current version with it. (It's listed on the firebird download page).

Dave
 
Old 10-16-2003, 04:25 AM   #3
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thanks guys, i'll look for a version with xft in
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:12 AM   #4
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It worked, I just got the xft version (MozillaFirebird-0.7-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz) and it looks good. I am now going to use this as my main browser.

If i download Mozilla from there site (not mandrake update) should i also look out for a xft version.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-16-2003, 05:17 AM   #5
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help

help me with error 28
 
Old 10-16-2003, 07:48 AM   #6
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The problem I've been having with Firebird is that it does not anti-alias fonts according to my system settings (10->15pt). When it does anti-alias, it looks great, but when it doesn't it looks rubbish. Much worse than other applications, which still look great. Is there a way round this? I compiled from source with
--enable-xft
as an option.
Is there a way to make things better?
 
Old 10-16-2003, 08:14 AM   #7
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you should have searched the threads before posting this, because there is an answer:
download firebird 0.7 nightly build
 
  


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