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Old 02-16-2012, 01:41 AM   #316
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If I might add another tip, if you want really crystal clear fonts, besides doing the above, if you have an LCD screen make sure to run at native resolution, that way the fonts are not blurred.
How can I check (and correct if needed) this?
 
Old 02-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #317
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Regarding the native resolution issue...

The following will tell you which resolution you're running X at:

Code:
xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
If you're using the binary NVidia drivers, you can also run nvidia-settings to set your resolution.

And anyway... the updated slackware-lcdfilter SlackBuilds are up. You can download them from the usual place:

https://github.com/duganchen/slackware-lcdfilter

As always, the recommended installation method is to simply rebuild and install all 4 packages in order. Use upgradepkg --reinstall if you need to.

Note that they now include a utility called ft-settings.sh. Have fun playing with it.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #318
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www.mostlyslack.com down..
 
Old 06-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #319
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Yeah unfortunately that was my site where I hosted my builds. I decided not to renew and I figured I would just use my ISP's provided free webspace and I found out they no longer offer it. So right now I am trying to find a alternative solution.
 
Old 06-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #320
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Ok so I went ahead and threw them on my site.google account. Here they are
Freetype
Cairo
libXft

My Fonts config file (place in your home directory and rename it .fonts.conf)
Config

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #321
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Thanks ! :-)
 
Old 07-02-2012, 03:10 AM   #322
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I've updated Freetype, from my lcdfilter SlackBuilds, to 2.4.10.

As my intention is to keep the same package versions that are in an up-to-date -stable (as opposed to -current) installation, I did not update Fontconfig or libXft.
 
Old 07-03-2012, 01:25 PM   #323
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Thanks again dugan!
Has somebody upgraded also fontconfig's slackbuild? I'm on the current at the moment.. For libXft there seems to be no patch for 2.3.1 on that gentoo's http://gitorious.org/lcd-filtering page.

Edit2: Wait a second. Slackware-current doesn't even have fontconfig 2.9.0...

And edit3: Looks like fontconfig doesn't build on my slackware-current. http://pastebin.com/DbXpDAxd From the beginning that pastebin misses some fontconfig-2.8.0/filename..

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #324
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My apologies for not testing adequately. The Freetype SlackBuild has been fixed. You should now be able to build Fontconfig against the Freetype package that it creates.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 02:04 AM   #325
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Hi,

yesterday's current upgrade broke my fonts in Firefox. Since the fonts in KDE are ok, there must be something wrong in Cairo, right? Unfortunately I've rebuilt and reinstalled it using Daedra's slackbuilds, to no avail. This made me think - upgrade to which package had caused such a mess? I didn't install any new packages from xfce series, so there are not too many to blame - only mozilla-nss comes to mind.

Update:
Problem solved - apparently it was no Cairo, but Freetype problem. Reinstalled and there they are - beautiful fonts in Slackware again

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #326
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I've updated Freetype, from my lcdfilter SlackBuilds, to 2.4.10.

As my intention is to keep the same package versions that are in an up-to-date -stable (as opposed to -current) installation, I did not update Fontconfig or libXft.
Are we going to get some new slackbuilds for 14 any time soon for fontconfig or libXft? Thanks for the awesome work!
 
Old 07-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #327
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SlackBuilds for 14 will be released after Slackware 14's release.

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:07 AM   #328
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Did anyone else try Adobe's new Source Sans Pro font? I'm provisionally using it as my main UI font, and I think I like it better than Droid Sans.

As it was designed by Adobe, it was most likely optimized for Macs. My research tells me that slight hinting gives you the most Mac-like look. The font does indeed look good with slight hinting.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:36 AM   #329
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Did anyone else try Adobe's new Source Sans Pro font? I'm provisionally using it as my main UI font, and I think I like it better than Droid Sans.
I just installed it, Nice and clean... Thanks for the heads up
 
Old 09-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #330
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Hi,

Sorry for bumping. Do I need to re-compile Firefox (say 15.0.1) for 32 bit Slackware (13.37) every time there is a patch for Firefox? I've read this somewhere that I need to re-compile using the 64 bit slackbuild script.

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