On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Robin Damm wrote:
> Subject: Re: odd lack of fonts in Mozilla 1.2.1
> John Bleichert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Hello All
> > 
> > I've just installed a minimal 4.7 box with X, mwm and Mozilla 1.2.1 (which 
> > is just plain mozilla in the ports, cvsup'd tongight). For some reason 
> > there are very few fonts available in the preferences in Mozilla, and the 
> > ones that are there look *awful*. I installed Netscape 4.8 and Opera and 
> > the fonts are fine with them.
> > 
> > Is something busted with native mozilla 1.2.1? Or am I missing something? 
> > It takes a looooong time to build Mozilla on this box...
> > 
> I'm just speculating, but the "awful" font appearance could be related
> to Xft. I build mozilla with the following option:
> # make WITHOUT_XFT=yes
> This greatly improves font appearance in mozilla (IMHO). There may be
> a way to fix this by tuning X, but then you have two problems :)
> Do post if you find a workaround other than recompiling with the
> above option.
> -- 
> Robin Damm <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

ok - thanks for the suggestion. I'm building world on that box right now. 
It's an old one, it will be done this afternoon. Then I'll try and rebuild 
Mozilla and try your suggestion.


#  John Bleichert 
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