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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
After an update, firefox no longer respects GDK_USE_XFT=0 and uses
anti-aliased fonts anyway
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. GDK_USE_XFT=0 firefox
I can confirm that this bug is specific to the Fedora build and persists in the
most recent update (firefox-1.0.2-1.3.1). The latest installer build from
mozilla.org (Firefox 1.0.2 for Linux i686, English) does not have this bug and
continues to respect GDK_USE_XFT=0 to disable anti-aliased fonts.
I wonder if you can use MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO=1 GDK_USE_XFT=0 to fall all the way
back to core fonts.
Actually, I should wontfix this because eventually we're going to remove bitmap
font support in the form of core x fonts. (Disabling anti-aliasing via render
and pango is still an option, though.)
This is not a bug. GDK_USE_XFT is not the right way to disable AA, it's a way to
enable the deprecated old font system which happens to not support AA. But the
new font system has a no-AA mode.
To disable AA, change the font configuration. Preferences->Fonts, or