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The WHY of Xft [was: Re: Antialiased text on X11]

From: James Cloos
Subject: The WHY of Xft [was: Re: Antialiased text on X11]
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 17:45:42 -0500
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It should be pointed out that antialiasing and sub-pixel rendering are
just two of the benefits of the client-side font system brought by Xft
and friends.

The other benefits are just as important.  Control and installation of
fonts are easier for most users, fonts with large encodings -- such as
CJKV fonts or any iso10646-encoded font -- use *much* less vm and data
transfer between client and server is reduced for most workloads.

Even w/o antialiasing the user's experience improves.

James H. Cloos, Jr. <address@hidden> <http://jhcloos.com>

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