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Old 01-16-2004, 10:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy No antialiased fonts in Mozilla 1.6?


I just installed the complete Mozilla 1.6 (I had Mozilla 1.2.1 I think it was). I noticed right off that the fonts are not antialiased when in the browser window, tabs, menu, etc. They were in 1.2. I looked in the preferences and found no way to change that. Does anyone know how to fix this?

The fonts look pretty ugly at the moment.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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How did you install it? As a pre-built version (rpm package, tarball of binaries, etc)? If so you should be looking to get a version with XFT (truetype) support.

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Old 01-16-2004, 10:38 AM   #3
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hmm, first thing to find out is what GUI toolkit Mozilla uses. I think it's QT.

There's a way to config how QT apps look, I think QT config program is somewhere, seporate to kde look config
 
Old 01-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #4
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Mozilla doesn't use QT. Older versions used GTK+, current versions can use GTK2 or Motif/Lesstif, I believe.

I just checked at their site - for the full package it says "Download all of the Mozilla components and then specify install options". What options did you specify?

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Old 01-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #5
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Mozilla uses GTK1 and GTK2. The GTK2 version also uses the X font antialiasing libraries.

It sounds like the parent poster installed the wrong version of Mozilla.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 01:38 PM   #6
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Well, I downloaded the Linux link, untarred it, and ran the mozilla installer script. No options or anything. That's all their readme said, basically, that was in the tarball, that I remember. Mozilla uses GTK+ I know that. I have GTK+2.2.4 installed. I don't know what options I should have used for the install script. From what I can see of the script, it just runs the mozilla-installer.bin file. It really doesn't give one any opportunity to customize options, it seems. I chose the full install (navigator, email, etc. etc.)

I'm stumped because the old version worked.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 03:09 PM   #7
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Hope this helps or answers a few questions for you.

http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla-xft.html

Last edited by BruceCadieux; 01-16-2004 at 03:16 PM.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:47 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by BruceCadieux
Hope this helps or answers a few questions for you.

http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla-xft.html
Drats! Looks like I d/l the wrong one. They only had one for Linux at the Mozilla site though. I'll just wait until after the 18th then, when the new non-alpha builds will be available for 1.6.

Thanks for the help... It did answer my questions... (well, we'll see after the 18th when I go install the newer XFT version )
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #9
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I downloaded the the 1.6b with XFT support from the site I posted and it works great.

It's here http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla...staller.tar.gz

Ectract it and run ./mozilla-installer
 
Old 01-16-2004, 11:10 PM   #10
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Ya. I know. Two reasons why I didn't get it.... 1. They will have the new full (non-beta) out in a couple more days and I don't want to go installing/uninstalling/installing, etc. etc. and 2. I'm on dialup, so I don't want to keep downloading large files every day.

Thx... but I can wait another day or two....
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:36 AM   #11
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http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla-xft.html has been updated with a Xft Gtk2 build of Mozilla 1.6 .
A Gtk and installer build will follow.

regards
Michael kmd
 
Old 01-19-2004, 10:41 AM   #12
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Thx. I saw that this morning when I went to check and got it installed ok. Fonts are now nice and smooth.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 05:31 AM   #13
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Unhappy http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla-xft.html gone?

Hi,

I have the same problem and am keen to get the fonts sorted out for Mozilla 1.6. This thread points to
http://www.scottbolander.com/mozilla-xft.html as the answer - but I can't get to the site !
Does anyone know:

1) if/when it will be back
2) any mirrors / alternatives?

Failing all that, does someone have a copy of this magical mozilla-xft that I can download?

Thanks in advance,

- Chris
 
Old 02-10-2004, 06:57 AM   #14
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1) I have not the slightest idea.
2) Yes, you could build it from source. This will take a looong time (to quote DirtDart: "Holy compile time, Batman!" referring to the Mozilla build process). You can find contributed builds here. Be warned, the Mozilla FTP server is under very high load right now (FireFox 0.8 released less than 48 hours ago...) so it will be slow as heck, but in that directory you will find a few options, like mozilla-1.6-xft-gtk2-pc-linux.tar.bz2 which is probably what you want. It is built with GTK2 support (it *requires* GTK2) and XFT for font anti-aliasing.


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