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xcore_on 04-29-2006 12:54 PM

what's diference betwen core fonts and xft fonts?
in form simple

what's diference betwen core fonts and xfs fonts?

thanks in advance!!!

masonm 04-29-2006 07:24 PM

From the very first google/linux hit "difference between core fonts and xft":

At the present time, and XFree86 use two font subsystems, each with different characteristics:


The original (15+ year old) subsystem is referred to as the "core X font subsystem". Fonts rendered by this subsystem are not anti-aliased, are handled by the X server, and have names like:


The newer font subsystem is known as "fontconfig", and allows applications direct access to the font files. Fontconfig is often used along with the Xft library, which allows applications to render fontconfig fonts to the screen with antialiasing. Fontconfig uses more human-friendly names like:

Luxi Sans-10

Over time, fontconfig/Xft will replace the core X font subsystem. At the present time, applications using the Qt 3 or GTK 2 toolkits (which would include KDE and GNOME applications) use the fontconfig and Xft font subsystem; most everything else uses the core X fonts.

In the future, Linux distributions may support only fontconfig/Xft in place of the XFS font server as the default local font access method.

xcore_on 04-29-2006 08:11 PM

I have make confusion.

now I am understand than:

-Have two subsystems:
X core Fonts and XFT

and XFS (X Font Server) is same que one Font Server



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