Constant UI responsiveness
Posted Mar 1, 2009 5:56 UTC (Sun) by eru
In reply to: Constant UI responsiveness
Parent article: CrunchBang Linux 8.10
Anti-aliased text would not really be needed much if the Linux font scaling would work better (like as well as in Windows 3.1). The big obstacle here is of course the infamous software patent that prevents FreeType from working as well as it could. Another is the quality of free fonts, until very recently.
In the past, I found the display looking much better for me, if I recompiled FreeType with the "illegal" bits of code enabled, and then turned antialiasing off. Without this the letters would be irritatingly fuzzy. Lately I have not bothered, mainly because larger display resolutions make the antialiasing fuzz less offensive.
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