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    Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1?
    Contributed by Anonymous on Sunday, March 04 @ 10:45:03 GMT

    KDE
    I installed KDE 2.1 final (the potato debs) on a new Woody box. Everything works fine except anti-aliased fonts aren't showing in KDE. Are there any special steps I need to do to get anti-aliased support working?

     
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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, March 04 @ 10:52:16 GMT

    (XRENDER at http://www.xfree86.org/~keithp/render/)

    My experience:

    After getting the lastest xserver-xfree86 and xlibs package from unstable, and the lastest qt and kde packages it kindof works.

    With the most recent drivers from Matrox (I have a dual G400) I can get anti-aliased fonts on the primary display with some missing text and some misplaced text. On the secondary display fonts aren't rendered.

    It also *only* works when loading kde2. If I use my normal WM and run konqueror (or anything) it doesn't. I guess there is some init function in the KDE2 startup - but I have no idea where, or what it is.

    Unfortunately the lastest G400 drivers fowlup the secondary display (along with no text on it) so I've backed off to eariler drivers and eariler X (without AA fonts)

    However, when I do see them the AA font's look really damm good.

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 1)
    by sax on Sunday, March 04 @ 20:31:37 GMT
    (User Info)

    A quote from /usr/share/doc/README.Debian.gz

    --

    If you enable AA support with KDE you'll notice a decreased amount of fonts.

    You will need to install fonts that support AA...ie True Type Fonts...

    Here is some information off the debian-kde lists that someone did.

    Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 12:58:06 -0500

    From: "Christophe Prud'homme"

    Subject: some true type fonts tips for kde2.1, qt2.3, xf4.02

    To: debian-kde@lists.debian.org

    Hi guys

    AA support is in XF4.02 and qt2.3 good

    so kde2.1 works fine with these

    now you most likely have little number of fonts on your computer

    so here are some tips

    1- grab fonts on http://www.fontfreak.com (thanks to David Kempe

    + )

    2- put them in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType for example

    if you don't have access to root them create a dir like $HOME/TrueType

    3- edit /etc/X11/XftConfig or ~/.xftconfig (if you don't have root access)

    4- add the following line

    dir "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/index.html"

    or

    dir "~/TrueType" (if don't have root access)

    5- restart xfs-xtt

    /etc/init.d/xfs-xtt restart (sorry you must be root)

    Note that you don't have to restart Kde

    try now the Konqueror Configuration and now you have access to your new ttf

    +fonts with AA

    best regards

    C.

    --

    Or take your windows fonts ...

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 1)
    by kmcmartin (kmcmartin@hardedged.net) on Sunday, March 04 @ 22:53:38 GMT
    (User Info)

    These fonts work great, only thing is you need to run the daemon and run KDE. Anyone have any tips on getting this to work in another windowmanager?

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    AA on GNOME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 05 @ 10:04:39 GMT

    Is there some possibility to get AA fonts working with GNOME?

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 1)
    by neroz (neroz@iinet.net.au) on Monday, March 05 @ 11:33:08 GMT
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    What is the point of this since with the freetype module in X4.0+ you can use AA TTF fonts already ?

    I've had antialiased fonts since 4.0 came out (in gnome or kde or wherever i could choose a font, and no need to run a truetype server to do it either..).

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 05 @ 16:21:12 GMT

    I'm using an i810 video adapter, and I can't get the RENDER extension to load.. is this not supported on this card?

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 06 @ 00:35:48 GMT

    It's very simple:
    install libqt2:2.3.0-beta1-3, you can rebuild the version from unstable if you want. Then, simply do this:
    QT_XFT=true; export QT_XFT

    done.

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 06 @ 17:22:52 GMT

    hm.

    i've just got the kde2.1 and libqt2:2.3-betasomething and x4.02.. but i still cant get aa fonts in kde.

    im running redhat7.1 on my other comp. with aa fonts.. (G400)

    could it be because of my ATI Rage Mobility?

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    still can't make them work... :(( (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 07 @ 17:32:53 GMT

    looks like everything is running fine.. X4.0.2/latest libqt/xfs-xtt.. modified all the config files as told.. however, when trying to choose a font either from "look and feel" or konqueror, both crash with the following:

    (no debugging symbols found)...(no debugging symbols found)...

    0x40c65199 in wait4 () from /lib/libc.so.6

    #0 0x40c65199 in wait4 () from /lib/libc.so.6

    #1 0x40cccbf4 in __check_rhosts_file () from /lib/libc.so.6

    #2 0x404ca230 in KCrash::defaultCrashHandler () from /usr/lib/libkdecore.so.3

    #3 0x40bef288 in sigaction () from /lib/libc.so.6

    #4 0x408e7700 in XftFontOpenPattern () from /usr/lib/libqt.so.2

    #5 0x408e787a in XftFontOpen () from /usr/lib/libqt.so.2

    #6 0x406c8caf in QFontDatabase::createDatabase () from /usr/lib/libqt.so.2

    #7 0x406cb27c in QFontDatabase::QFontDatabase () from /usr/lib/libqt.so.2

    #8 0x402e0b54 in KFontChooser::getFontList () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.3

    #9 0x40e1aae6 in KonqFontOptions::KonqFontOptions ()

    from /usr/lib/kde2/libkcm_konq.so

    #10 0x40e1ec9e in KonqyModule::KonqyModule () from /usr/lib/kde2/libkcm_konq.so

    #11 0x40e1f9b8 in create_konqueror () from /usr/lib/kde2/libkcm_konq.so

    #12 0x40d64a06 in ModuleLoader::loadModule () from /usr/lib/kcmshell.so

    #13 0x40d655b5 in KExtendedCDialog::addModule () from /usr/lib/kcmshell.so

    #14 0x40d63499 in main () from /usr/lib/kcmshell.so

    #15 0x804a490 in strcpy ()

    #16 0x804adcf in strcpy ()

    #17 0x804b1e5 in strcpy ()

    #18 0x804bd95 in strcpy ()

    #19 0x40bdff5c in __libc_start_main () from /lib/libc.so.6

    do i need to run mkfontdir in truetype's font dir? what is the problem?!

    thanks in advance!

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    • Re: still can by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 14 @ 07:35:04 GMT

    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, March 09 @ 20:52:11 GMT

    a bit OT, but does anyone know how to get KDE to work in Japanese. I used to work but now all I see are ?????? marks where there should be text ie on menus etc. I can get GTK apps to work in Japanese but nothing KDE??

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, March 12 @ 22:06:14 GMT

    As of Friday evening, the new KDE/Qt packages on unstable were broken (KDE or related apps sig11 on startup) and the only fix seems to be to turn off antialiasing. There have been two upgrades to the packages since, neither of which has fixed this particular problem. Has anybody had any luck getting them to work with AA?

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    Re: Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, March 22 @ 19:31:25 GMT

    Has anyone managed to get anti-aliased fonts to work on the Sony Vaio PCG Z600TEK under 2.2 r4 or r5 Potato? If so how do you go about getting it to work?

    Cheers

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