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Re: (re)display problems after font backend merge

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: (re)display problems after font backend merge
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 19:03:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 23 May 2008 17:10:15 +0100 David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden> 

> Stephen Berman wrote:
>>>     Was this still with FontBackend: xft
>> Yes.
>>>     I recommend "no".  Unless you really have a need of particular glyphs
>>>     from or just can't live without some old favorite (probably monospace)
>>>     bitmap font I guess.
>> My system has the above files and directories.  There was no symlink
>> from either of those files, so I added the "no" one, as you suggested,
>> ran fc-cache -fv, and then emacs -q.  Helvetica is still not anti-aliased.
> Hmm. Think it is also possible to instruct fontconfig not to antialias
> for particular fonts and sizes, but I doubt you've deliberately done that.

At least not consciously :-)

> Er. Mind you, on my system, the only font actually *called* "Helvetica"
> is the bitmap font that IIRC ships with x.org.  But quite a few people
> have a "Helvetica" outline font (sometimes of dubious legality).  I had
> assumed you had an outline helvetica...
> So.... just to cross-check - what does
> fc-list : family scalable  | grep -i helvetica
> now return for you?

Adobe Helvetica:scalable=False

Steve Berman

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