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Re: cairo now default?

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: cairo now default?
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:24:59 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:44:51 +0000, Colin Baxter <address@hidden> said:
>>>>> Robert Pluim <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>> On Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:01:29 +0000, Colin Baxter <address@hidden> said:
    Colin> I was thinking of a rather more mundane reason. For example,
    Colin> although Debian 9.11 has the right version of the harfbuzz
    Colin> dev library, Debian 8.11 doesn't. To me, Debian 8.11 does
    Colin> seem that old.

    >>> Debian stable is always pretty far behind, no? In any case,
    >>> people who donʼt have the right HarfBuzz library will just end
    >>> up continuing to use FLT like before, so nothing changes for
    >>> them.

    Colin> But this is not the case, surely. "emacs -q" from ./configure
    Colin> --without-cairo looks different from "emacs -q" from
    Colin> ./configure when there are is harfbuzz dev lib. The user
    Colin> who's always just done ./configure will see something
    Colin> different.

    > Only if they then choose to use a font for which Xft gets things
    > wrong. If their existing font was fine (and not bitmapped), it
    > will be fine under Cairo.

    > Which of these two screenshots is --with-cairo, and which is
    > without?  (both are using HarfBuzz)

I agree, yours look at same. Here at mine:

A. emacs1-splash.png; emacs1-scratch.png

./configure --without-cairo

B. emacs2-splash.png; emacs2-scratch.png


The configure options tell me I have no Harfbuzz and I get the no
"Harfbuzz" warning message.

I'm no expert, but to me, the fonts in B. look weaker than those in A.

Best wishes,

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