Fonts (Firefox/Windows & Firefox/Linux)
tmz at pobox.com
Tue Nov 27 00:32:27 UTC 2007
Jorge Fábregas wrote:
> Thanks Todd!
> Interesting that you have your dpi set to 100 in the gnome-settings.
> I guess that matches with what you have on /etc/X11/Xresources. I
> have mine set to 96 dpi.
I didn't change that. It's just what the F8 install defaulted to. I
don't recall where I read it, but I believe that instead of always
defaulting to 96dpi, the gnome font setup now uses some heuristic to
try and divine a proper dpi from the monitor size or other details.
For some folks, it's made their fonts way too big. I can tell that
mine are slightly larger than in F7, but not much, since the change
was just from 96 to 100 dpi.
> You can try it some day but remember to enable freetype in Firefox.
> Check the firefox configuration here (at the end):
> I'm a rookie when it comes to fonts...but I guess that Firefox uses
> its own font renderer UNLESS you make it use freetype by enabling it
> in the about:config.
That I didn't know. I had experimented with building the freetype
package with the bytecode interpreter and subpixel rendering enabled
when F7 came out, but I didn't think they improved my fonts much. I
actually ended up using the older freetype package from FC6.
Thanks for the tip about Firefox. Someday when I'm screwing with my
fonts I hope I'll remember that. :)
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