I understand a lot of things, but fonts sometimes confuse me. This is one of those times. I'm using FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE and XFree86 4.3.0.
Most of the time, my fonts are beautiful and anti-aliased. However, I noticed some web pages some text wouldn't be. I narrowed down one site to it listing "Lucida" in the fonts pref list, which I have as a PCF font. It seems that PCF fonts are bitmap fonts... so that explains why it's not anti-aliased. An example would be: <font face="Tahoma, Lucida, Helvetica" size="+2"><b>This text isn't anti-aliased!</b></font> (One quick solution here would be a way in Firebird to never use PCF fonts when rendering pages... if someone knows the answer, please let me know. This would be Question #1). I use gnome (2.4), so I pulled up my font list to discover that "Lucida" was a PCF font. I also saw that I had LucidaBright and LucidaTypewriter, also PCF fonts. It occurred to me that maybe I could get the TTF "Lucida Sans" font and put it on here. If so, Question #2 is: is there a way to have X always substitute a font... in this case, Lucida Sans for any call for "Lucida"? I would assume flat out turning off PCF fonts would be a Bad Idea. The plot thickens though. I launch OpenOffice 1.1 and guess what? I see "Lucidasans", "Lucidabright", and "Lucidatypewriter" as VECTOR FONTS! Truly they are working, as I tried applying them to some sample text and made the point size huge. Yet these same fonts don't appear in AbiWord. So question #3 is: What gives? Where's this Lucidasans vector font coming from? How can I make it available to other apps, like Firebird and AbiWord? And how can I make it get used before the PCF Lucida? I know the page: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-fonts.html ...but it doesn't go this deep. Any insight or help appreciated... thanks! _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"