[oclug] can someone explain this?
Michael P. Soulier
msoulier at storm.ca
Sat Apr 21 22:12:49 EDT 2001
Ok, this has driven me nuts for ages, and I'm hoping someone can explain
I mess with my font paths, and suddenly applications using a font like
-adobe-courier-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-m-*-iso8859-1, when they once took
up half the screen and looked great, suddenly take up most of the screen and
look like s**t. Why doesn't this font, at a given resolution, always look the
same?? I _hate_ this aspect of Linux! Fonts are such a major pain!
Not to mention the fact that even if you install xfstt and get true types,
they still look like crap because X doesn't anti-alias them.
And now that I've installed xfstt, I try to start my X server and it
refuses to start, saying that it can't find "default font fixed". Why should
the xfstt server suddenly make a font unavailable??
Confused and frustrated.
Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at storm.ca>
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925
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