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Re: rawhide report: 20050121 changes



>>>>> "ES" == Enrico Scholz <enrico scholz informatik tu-chemnitz de> writes:

ES> I use them on 13" TFT + 15" CRT 1024x768, 17" 1152x768 (CRT) +
ES> 1280x1024 (TFT), 19" TFT 1280x1024 and 22" CRT 1600x1200, and
ES> bitmap fonts look perfect there.

I simply can't agree.  I run emacs through Konsole just so that I can
get good looking antialiased fonts with subpixel rendering.
Occasionally I forget to specify "-nw" and I get this nasty pixelated
crap-looking text.  When I use a windows machine I'm always repulsed
by the horrible looking small pixelated fonts when that's the size
where subpixel rendering is needed the most.  For the font sizes I use
(9 point Andale Mono on a 21" 1600x1200 LCD), there is simply no
substitute for tripling the effective horizontal resolution.  Without
subpixel rendering there simply aren't enough dots to render an '@',
but it looks really nice on my screen.

Things may be different on CRTs; I haven't tried to use one in years.
However, the mere suggestion that the possibility of using antialiased
fonts in text applications should be avoided simply because you think
bitmaps are sufficient is ludicrous.  You can still use bitmap fonts
through fontconfig if you like, so you don't lose anything.

 - J<


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