I am still in font hell since my screen res changed from 95 to 101 DPI. On my box there are four separate font rendering systems:
- "Classic" X fonts, those which would use XFS if I was running XFS. These are ancient X apps like xterm, etc.
- KDE, which uses Xft.
- Mozilla / Firefox
All these use four different DPI and antialiasing settings:
- No antialiasing at all in the case of classic bitmapped X fonts
- KDE allows you to control the Xft antialiasing setting via Control Center abd DPI via /etc/X11/Xresources
- Mozilla does its own thing, which looks like crap.
- Openoffice does its own thing, which looks even crappier.
Setting "Xft.dpi: 100" in Xresources helped the most. At 96 (the old default DPI) and 101 (as the video driver calculatea the DPI) some kind of rounding error caused all kinds of problem with kerning, 0's looking like O's, etc. I think I've just about straightened it out.
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