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Old 05-29-2011, 06:44 PM   #256
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According to FreeType.org The TrueType bytecode patents have expired!

Does this mean we can modify freetype.SlackBuild to take advantage of it?
Original scripts it still commented out that patented part of code.
 
Old 05-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #257
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You don't need to since its automatically enabled in the 2.4 versions.
 
Old 05-30-2011, 05:52 PM   #258
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The latest version of my guide is in beta and at a new location:

http://duganchen.ca/writings/slackware/fonts

The biggest change is that I'm discontinuing the patched packages. Instead, I'm now providing step-by-step instructions to either enable the default Freetype subpixel renderer, or to apply the infinality.net patches.

Comments please.

The old version is still at http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/slackware-fonts/index.html and will remain online for another day or so.
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:18 AM   #259
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Hi,

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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
The latest version of my guide is in beta and at a new location:

http://duganchen.ca/writings/slackware/fonts

The biggest change is that I'm discontinuing the patched packages. Instead, I'm now providing step-by-step instructions to either enable the default Freetype subpixel renderer, or to apply the infinality.net patches.

Comments please.

The old version is still at http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/slackware-fonts/index.html and will remain online for another day or so.
Dugan, do you think it would be possible to keep the older version available? Loads of people are still using older versions of Slackware. Great guide!
 
Old 05-31-2011, 01:57 PM   #260
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I just realized that in my $HOME/.Xdefaults file, I made mistake of using xft*dpi: 96 instead Xft*dpi: 96.0 after correct this problem my font is start looking good. Nonetheless, I recompiled freetype.SlackBuild with uncommenting old patented code.

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #261
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Dugan, do you think it would be possible to keep the older version available? Loads of people are still using older versions of Slackware.
Okay, I've added back what I think would still be useful to people using older Slackware versions:
  • the Freetype, Fontconfig and Cairo SlackBuilds
  • the location of the xdm Xservers file in 13.1

If I missed something else, then please specify it.

I will not keep the older version online.

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Old 05-31-2011, 11:42 PM   #262
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
Okay, I've added back what I think would still be useful to people using older Slackware versions:
  • the Freetype, Fontconfig and Cairo SlackBuilds
  • the location of the xdm Xservers file in 13.1

If I missed something else, then please specify it.

I will not keep the older version online.
I noticed in your new version that the first line in your .Xdefaults was "Xft.antialias: 1" whereas your older version of the guide listed as "! Xft.antialias: 1". Which one is correct?
 
Old 06-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #263
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That is not a matter of correctness but rather a matter of opinion. These days, I have it uncommented.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 03:21 AM   #264
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dugan View Post
The latest version of my guide is in beta and at a new location:

The biggest change is that I'm discontinuing the patched packages. Instead, I'm now providing step-by-step instructions to either enable the default Freetype subpixel renderer, or to apply the infinality.net patches.

Comments please.
A suggestion - it would be great if you could include screenshots displaying rendering using:
1. Default font rendering
2. Your method (Ubuntu rendering)
3. Infinality rendering

It will help the uninitiated decide on a method.

Offtopic: I myself use infinality, but have never tried your Ubuntu rendering. Do you prefer infinality over your ubuntu style rendering?
 
Old 06-02-2011, 07:51 AM   #265
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Daedra View Post
Here are builds for people like myself who like cleartype patch sets,
http://webpages.charter.net/daedra1/cleartype/ (screenshots also)

these are for -current, just follow this order,

Freetype
Cairo
Fontconfig - (Just Recompile) *or you can skip this altogether, see below
libXft
@Daedra, couple of questions:
1. Is this order for building the packages or for installing the newly compiled/built packages?
2. Is the order _really_ required?
 
Old 06-02-2011, 09:35 AM   #266
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A suggestion - it would be great if you could include screenshots displaying rendering using:
1. Default font rendering
2. Your method (Ubuntu rendering)
3. Infinality rendering

It will help the uninitiated decide on a method.

Offtopic: I myself use infinality, but have never tried your Ubuntu rendering. Do you prefer infinality over your ubuntu style rendering?
Screenshots are good idea, but I think I've already provided enough information to decide on a method:
  • default subpixel rendering is the default choice
  • Infinality rendering if you're using a font collection that you got from a Windows or OS X installation (and I mean the entire c:\windows\fonts directory, not just a Linux corefonts package).
  • Ubuntu rendering if you're using an older version of Slackware (because I didn't update the SlackBuilds for 13.37)

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Old 06-02-2011, 01:52 PM   #267
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Hello,
First I want to thank you for a wonderfull guide And also I would like to ask if you could clarify this:
Quote:
Then edit local.conf and erase everything between the and tags. In its place put the following:
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<dir>/usr/local/share/fonts</dir>
It is dificult for me too find where is this "between the and tags"
 
Old 06-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #268
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Thanks for catching that. I fixed it. It should have said "the <fontconfig> and </fontconfig> tags".
 
Old 06-04-2011, 03:56 AM   #269
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@dugan

Hi, in your new tutorial (thanks btw), and particularly your infinality instructions, you mention this:
"As you would to get the default subpixel renderer, edit Freetype’s SlackBuild.
Only now, add the following patch lines in what I hope is the obvious place:"

Because, English is not my first language, I just need to clarify something. To get the infinality setup, besides adding the three infinality lines to the slackbuild, do I have to also uncomment the line "zcat..." ?

I'm asking this because I used the arch infinality package on my Arch system (I don't use arch anymore, to really compare), but on Slackware I'm experiencing some weird red colorizations on my fonts occasionally.
 
Old 06-04-2011, 05:40 PM   #270
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mmm.. got to try this patch!!
 
  


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