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Re: Lost antialias?

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Lost antialias?
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 22:06:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> The font size problem is because of the bug introduced by
> gtk-style fontname parser as I wrote in the previous mail.

Yes.  I believe this should now work properly.

>> On GNU/Linux Kubuntu 8.04 the result is still 'horrible' with "DejaVu 
>> Sans Mono-12" and "BitStream Vera Sans Mono", but is fine with 
>> "Monospace-12".
>> On Kubuntu I do not use /.Xdefaults but I start Emacs as
>> emacs23 --font "DejaVu Sans Mono-12" &
> I see.  So, you have "dejavu sans mono" font both by X and
> Xft backend.  And, as I recently changed the font selector
> to prefer a font supplied by a backend of higher priority
> (the default order is x,xft on X Window System), you get
> "dejavu sans mono" via X backend.  When you specify
> "monospace" instead, X backend doesn't know about it, but
> xft backend knows that it's a generic family name, and your
> system assignes "dejavu sans mono" to it.  Thus you get
> antialias font via xft backend.

Is there any reason to have x,xft by default, instead of xft,x?

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