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Old 11-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #196
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Because you really don't have configure file in your libXft.2.2.0 source file. I do not have it either.

Solution:
download source from any slackware mirror (it's located in source/x11/src/lib/), recompress it from tar.xz to tar.bz2 (or change slackbuild), create package.

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Old 11-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #197
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I went ahead and edited the build slightly so that you guys shouldn't run into this problem with the libXft build. I also added a source.sh file which can download the source for you. This should save you some time running around looking for the source. Now to download the source just run. ./source.sh then after you are ready to build.

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Old 11-18-2010, 11:49 PM   #198
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I -think- I can see the difference in font rendering after finally upgrading to your libXft version: font seem to be even more cleartype like, but am not sure, must check it out.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 12:00 AM   #199
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Could you post a screenshot? I am curious to see. I have always maintained that you need to recompile libXft to get the best results, a lot of other people feel this isn't necessary, I do know the results are very close though.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 04:07 AM   #200
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With pleasure, when I come back from the mountains
 
Old 11-23-2010, 11:55 AM   #201
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Daedra ->

I'm afraid I was wrong - can't see the difference beetween the pictures:

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/9508/cleartype.png
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/4...ncleartype.png

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Old 11-23-2010, 12:15 PM   #202
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tomtomjkw View Post
I'm afraid I was wrong - can't see the difference beetween the pictures:
You shouldn't see anything in firefox, as it doesn't use libXft. It uses cairo, instead.

Try xterm or konsole.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 11:39 AM   #203
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Has anyone tried the new Infinality patches? They're meant to be applied to Freetype and used with stock builds of the latest libXft and Cairo. I'll switch my SlackBuilds to them when Slackware 13.2 comes out, but you can take the patches and use them on -current now.

Here's the patch homepage:
http://www.infinality.net/

It also has patches for earlier versions of libXft and Cairo (e.g. the ones in 13.1).

And here's a screenshot:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...screenshot.jpg

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:50 AM   #204
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Dugan, can you please upload slackbuilds for current, gtk theme that on screenshot and your ~/.fonts.conf

Thanks.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 08:38 AM   #205
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The GTK theme is "Equinox", and the settings in my fonts.conf have already been discussed (Droid fonts for the sans, serif and monospace aliases; slight hinting; bytecode interpreter; rgb subpixel order).

I'm not running -current. That's actually a screenshot from Arch. As for SlackBuilds, you don't need to wait for me; you can use the information at that link to make them yourself. I'll try to make -current SlackBuilds this weekend, but no promises.

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:52 AM   #206
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ok, here is patched freetype for current (thanks guys from Arch's aur). need reboot or init 3 && init 4 (/etc/profile.d/infinality-settings.sh will be added)

p.s. .txt extension in attachment -- fake
p.p.s. don't use it, it is buggy
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File Type: txt freetype.tar.gz.txt (36.3 KB, 18 views)

Last edited by vehn; 11-27-2010 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 05:26 PM   #207
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Hi,

Look at AST from Alien_Bob if you don't want to work with SlackBuild Templates . Plus look at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ for other builds.
 
Old 11-27-2010, 12:40 AM   #208
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Cleartype patched slackbuilds for current. Remove last .txt extension from attached file.
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File Type: txt fonts-cleartype.tar.gz.txt (13.4 KB, 24 views)
 
Old 01-06-2011, 04:16 AM   #209
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Dugan, apologies for cross posting but I'm struggling with something in -current ... these rebuilds do improve things however my problem is that I have no control over Gnome apps running under KDE. Using 35-droid.conf will change the font ( if I have kde system fonts set to serif ... ) but I can't change size, etc ... I've previously used gtk-qt-engine but was just wondering how you sync fonts between kde and gnome apps. Eg. using kde serif 9-point ( 35-droid then converts this to droid fonts ), my tbird fonts are too big. I've set kde system fonts to verdana and I ( think I ) can actually split the tbird fonts into 3:

gnome interface/menu fonts ( set by ?, definitely not by kde system settings )
left pane account header fonts ( these still appear to be droid fonts )
email body fonts ( set by edit -> prefs -> display -> fonts )

These 3 are all different.

So in addition to rebuilding these packages ( my kde fonts by default actually look great by just using 10-autohint and 10-sub-pixel-rgb ), how do I get my gnome apps to use kde system font settings without using something like gtk-qt-engine?

UPDATE:

I'm using slack64 -current + your rebuilt packages, I actually prefer the stock setup in -current. ( Cleartype appears to be too fuzzy )

Last edited by rpedrica; 01-06-2011 at 05:21 AM.
 
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:58 PM   #210
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hi dugan, Daedra,

always a big fan of you guys for the font stuff, and is there any update for slackware 13.37?

thanks
 
  


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