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Re: font-backend

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: font-backend
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 15:18:25 +0200

> From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 08:47:11 +0900
> Cc: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>, Jason Rumney <address@hidden>,
>       address@hidden
> 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
> mechanism.

Thanks, but I also asked about disadvantages.  TANSTAAFL, and I
believe this case is no exception.

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

Why would this be any different on Windows?

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