On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 23:18, Scott I. Remick wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 04:20:53 -0400, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> >> 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.
> Hey Marcus... thanks for jumping in. I didn't miss that section, but I
> can't see how it helps me here. Maybe you can let me know what I'm missing.
> Going through those instructions:
> I don't have a ~/.fonts/ directory, and I've looked through
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ for *[Ll][Uu][Cc]* as well as examined all the
> font descriptions in the various font.dir files and found no non-PCF
> Lucida font mentioned.
> Tweaking which fonts are anti-aliased seems not the answer as what I read
> says that bitmap fonts like PCF cannot be anti-aliased. So the editing of
> fonts-conf to control this isn't applicable. (note: that site talks about
> editing that file, yet when you open it, it says at the very top to NOT
> edit it).
> Running fc-cache -f does not make these vector Lucida fonts visible to
> AbiWord.
> Changing the point size at which fonts are anti-aliased, or the spacing,
> isn't applicable to my problems.
> And finally, I already have bitstream-vera installed.
> If the answer to my problem (or any of my 3 questions) is indeed on that
> web page, then I guess I'm being dense, but I'm not seeing it. Sorry :(

Look at the section about modifying local.conf or .fonts.conf to do font
family substitution.  The example I gave is Helvetica, but you can
modify it to work with Lucida as well.

The section starts with: "Certain fonts, such as Helvetica, may have a
problem when anti-aliased. Usually this manifests itself as a font that
seems cut in half vertically. At worst, it may cause applications such
as Mozilla to crash. To avoid this, consider adding the following to


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