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Old 01-01-2005, 07:38 PM   #1
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xft - dumb question

I'm having a play with torsmo and I want it to use Xft so I can pick a nicer font to fit in with my theme. Now here's the dumb part, what's Xft? I've searched but from what I can gather it means X FreeType, now I have Freetype 2 and Fontconfig installed which I would've thought covered my bases but it seems not so. I've searched the config file for torsmo but it still tells me Xft is not enabled, any ideas?


# heres my output
torsmo: Xft not enabled
torsmo: drawing to root
torsmo: drawing to double buffer
Old 01-27-2005, 05:49 AM   #2
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torsmo and xft fonts

I am having the same problem. To answer your question- xft handles the anti-aliasing of fonts. It comes with XFree86, and is invoked by most window-managers (fluxbox, openbox, gnome, etc.). Fonts are a particularly aggravating issue under Linux, and I'm not real sure how to reference my antialiased fonts in the .torsmorc file. For instance, xlsfont identifies one of my antialiased (via xft) true-type fonts as follows: -altsys-jsl blackletter-medium-r-normal--0-0-0-0-p-0-iso10646-1
But how do I refer to this font for the config line #Xft font to use when Xft is enabled

Also, when I tell the config line #Use Xft? use_xft yes about half the time torsmo tells me
torsmo: Xft not enabled.

But this happens only when I specify the font under #Xfont used.

I'd like to find a guide that explains the syntax of the torsmorc config file
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Configuration file confs
Conf Meaning
font Font name in X, xfontsel can be used to get a nice font
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