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Re: [SLUG] Antialiasing in X4.0.2


On Sun, 11 Feb 2001, Sonam Chauhan wrote:

> I have no idea  how to get this working (I've got X 4.0.2/KDE 2.0.1 but no AA)
> The following seems to suggest that , for KDE users, it may be as simple as a new
> version of QT:
>  http://news.gnome.org/gnome-news/981746971/981837995/981865603/index_html
> 
> Is this accurate?

Mostly. See, the problem with getting anti-aliased text in X has been that
the X protocol only uses 1-bit bitmaps when dealing with text. So it
wasn't simply a matter of putting an anti-aliasing font rasterizer in the
X server.