[linux-elitists] Galeon is getting good

Robert Thomson sirrmt@dingoblue.net.au
Thu Oct 5 14:04:22 PDT 2000


On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 08:34:15PM -0700, Deirdre Saoirse wrote:
> Me too. Part of the problem is that Netscape on Linux renders fonts at
> about 2/3 their size on other platforms. For those of us with bad
> eyesight, it's a real drag. (And no, glasses *don't* help -- I'm legally
> blind in one eye even WITH glasses)

... have you thought about glasses? <runs>

There's an X font HOWTO/FAQ/something out there that's great.  IIRC, it
directly addresses the Netscape issue of small fonts, by recommending you
do similar to the following:

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"

Put 100dpi fonts before 75dpi, and have 100 & 75dpi :unscaled
beforehand, for better font rendering.

Since doing that, Netscape has been a lot better for me.  I
haven't done any comparisons of Linux font size to Windows
font size, but I suspect this would fix that.

Hope it helps,
	rmt.

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