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LinuxProgramming: PR: Qt 2.3 Takes Advantage of X11's Anti-Aliased Font Support

Mar 08, 2001, 04:05 (16 Talkback[s])

"Trolltech's Qt 2.3, the newest release of the company's C++ cross-platform GUI application framework, gives Unix users a much more sophisticated treatment of screen and print type."

"Anti-aliased fonts and True Type and Type 1 font support for printing represent the two newest improvements to Qt. "

"KDE 2.1 automatically takes advantage of Qt's support of anti-aliased fonts," says Kurt Granroth, a core KDE developer. "The result is one of the nicest looking user interfaces in the world."

"Anti-aliasing fonts allows monitors and printers to smooth the rough edges of each letter, "which makes browsing the web, reading mail, and just using the desktop that much easier and more fun to do," said Eirik Aavitsland, Qt Product manager for Trolltech. "In fonts that are not anti-aliased, the transition from the font to the background is abrupt and uncontrolled. In anti-aliased fonts, the transition is gradual, and much more pleasing to the eye."

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