[linux-elitists] Galeon is getting good

Heather star@starshine.org
Thu Oct 5 14:26:12 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.

I think it's also possible to get 120 dpi fonts but it may take
some serious digging.

* Heather * Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.




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