On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Robin Damm wrote:
> 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.

I was unable to find a solution - however, your method above worked like a 
charm. Thanks for the hint! Normally I've never had to do this. Perhaps it 
changed with the new mozilla build?


#  John Bleichert 
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