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How to get nice, smooth, X11 fonts in your terminal and editors

Apr 03, 2009, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])

"If your using an LCD you can set Xft.rgba to rgba to do sub-pixel smoothing. Personally I don't like it, but it could just be the LCDs I'm using. Also, if the font your using supports different levels of hinting, you can change Xft.hintstyle to 'hintslight', 'hintsfull', 'hintsmedium', or 'hintsnone'. All fonts seem to do these differently, so you have to experiment a little bit.

"After you change your ~/.Xdefaults, you have to merge it to your current running settings (or restart X, but who wants to do that). Merge your changes with 'xrdb -merge ~/.Xdefaults'."

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