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Re: font-backend

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: font-backend
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 08:47:11 +0900

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:
> Nobody ever answered Eli's question, AFAIK:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2008-02/msg00089.html
>   Can someone "in the know" please post an explanation of the
>   font-backend feature, and what are its advantages/disadvantages?

The reason most people seem to use it (and I think just about
_everybody_ who I've seen mention building unicode-branch or post-merge
emacs, seems to) because they want anti-aliased fonts.

Some other advantages might be better integration with modern
client-side font mechanisms, particularly font-selection, instead of
using the traditional (and largely regarded as "crufty") X font

I dunno if any of that applies to Eli, if he uses windows.


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