X11 antialiasing

pbpb
Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
I tried recently Gimp under X11 in Panther, only to find out that there is no an evident way to enable antialiased fonts (I am running windowmaker). Does anyone know if this is a limitation of the window manager or Apple's X11 implementation? Is there some way have again smooth antialiased fonts in X11? Another window manager perhaps?



Thanks,

PB

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Hmm I think Gimp uses Pango (via Gtk) to handle anti-aliasing.



    1) Try with a different window manager, e.g. Apple's quartz-wm. Probably won't make a difference though.



    2) Google for "Pango Mac OS anti-aliasing" or something.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Chucker



    1) Try with a different window manager, e.g. Apple's quartz-wm. Probably won't make a difference though.





    Yep.



    Quote:



    2) Google for "Pango Mac OS anti-aliasing" or something.




    If I am not mistaken Pango is for handling unicode. And it looks like I have to install Gnome 2.0. Thanks for the input though.



    Any other ideas before I take the plunge?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    I believe the nice fonts are provided by xft2. The app your using has to use that rather than plain old xft.



    How are you installing Gimp e.g fink or darwinpackages etc.?
  • Reply 4 of 4
    pbpb Posts: 4,233member
    It came from Fink. What is/does xft?
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