Bug 71623 - use antialiasing only for big fonts
Summary: use antialiasing only for big fonts
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: fontconfig   
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Version: limbo
Hardware: i586 Linux
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Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-15 20:35 UTC by matteo porta
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-16 00:15:49 UTC
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Description matteo porta 2002-08-15 20:35:54 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
antialiasing makes little font unreadable. you should add some option to enable 
antialiasing only for bigger fonts (this is how works windows, and it is the 
optimal choice, imho)

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Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-08-16 15:35:58 UTC
On the other hand, Mac OS X always antialiases. 
It, to some extent is a matter of preference. 

But in our case, rendering nice looking antialiased
fonts with free software is a whole lot easier than
rendering nice looking non-antialiased fonts, so
there is a strong inclination to antialiasing.

If you try turning off antialiasing in the GNOME
font properties dialog, I don't think you'll be
happy with the result, even at small point sizes.

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