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Old 02-23-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
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fire fox font problemh

hi, i am having trouble with fire fox's font. for example, on konqueror and other browsers, the font is very smooth, etc. however, on firebird, the fonts appear really strange, some parts of the letter are thicker while other parts of the same letter are thin. it's like as if someone was writing with a pen that's almost out of ink, some parts are thick,while other parts and really thin. whats going on? anyone know how i can fix this? i tried pretty much EVERY font available in the option place, but they all show weird... and this DOESNT' happen in konqueror
Old 02-23-2004, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:40 PM   #3
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Yes, if you are using especially a RED HAT or RED HAT DERIVITAVE (like Fedora) the gtk2 and XFT versions are the ones to use. These are becoming easier to find and are even available sometimes from the Mozilla web site. If not, usually one of the mirrors will have contributer builds that have these options.

XFT is a new font mechanism for smoothing...there was a good article in Linux Magazine Februrary issue (?) about this. Also, you will see the XFT standard used more often in future distributions.

If you install these versions, you will see a difference the first time you call the program up...they look great.
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i use suse, and thx guyz it works like magic


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