On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 03:11, Scott I. Remick wrote:
> 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.

Actually, the Anti-Aliasing section at the bottom does.


> Any insight or help appreciated... thanks!
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