LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-01-2003, 01:47 AM   #1
rajorshi
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Calcutta, India
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 34

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Antialiasing in KDE 3.1 in slack9


Hi everybody,
Consider me to be an absolute newbie in the X antialiasing arena. I previously used rh 7.1 and recently switched to slack 9.
But the KDE fonts dont look as smooth and pretty as the screenshots I see everywhere. I guessed antialiasing is at the root of all this. However at the first start of KDE, when in the options I selected antialiased fonts, the fonts became quite terrible

Please tell me how to get those smooth fonts in KDE 3.1. In gnome the fonts are (probably) antialiased but they look thicker than I would like. Is there a way to change that too ?
 
Old 07-01-2003, 12:02 PM   #2
tipaul
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 121

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thumbs up Gnome antialiased

I'm using DropLine Gnome on my Slack 9.0...

Best look i've got so far...
 
Old 07-01-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
contrasutra
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
Get the BITSTREAM VERA fonts. They are much better than the fonts that come w/ Slack 9 (and in fact will be the default, in Slack 9.1). Search google for them.

Install them, and make sure you select them (obviously) and turn on anti aliasing and everything should be fine.

On font "thickness", antialiased fonts are always thicker. It takes a little while to get used to, but your eyes will thank you.


Also, not all programs use system fonts. Programs like Mozilla and others need to be recompiled with "XFT" enabled to allow for AA fonts. Make sure you have Freetype installed though.

Last edited by contrasutra; 07-01-2003 at 02:02 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compiling kde 3.3: I get no antialiasing on fonts fax8 Slackware 4 10-08-2004 10:27 AM
KDE 3.3 Antialiasing defective? mykrob Linux - Software 4 08-26-2004 10:22 AM
KDE 3.1.3 in Slack9 with AntiAliasing kde crash cHarOn99 Slackware 2 08-31-2003 08:06 AM
Antialiasing in KDE after compiling version 3.1.2 qulnxsh Linux - Software 0 07-20-2003 12:26 PM
antialiasing for kde 2.2 Rh 7.2 el_felipe Linux - General 6 01-01-2002 03:42 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration