Monday, June 30, 2008

Install freetype with byte code interpreter enabled.

This link explains how to install freetyp with byte code interpreter enabled. This is supposed to improve freetype font rendering in linux.

Edit: I tried this, but it didn't much good as far as I can tell. But I edited the $HOME/.Xdefaults file and added the following:
Xft.antialias: 1
Xft.hinting: 0
Xft.hintstyle: hintnone
Xft.rgba: none
and that seemed to help the general look and feel of fluxbox (running on Slackware 12.1)

Do note that this is when I have connected my laptop to the 20" LG LCD HDTV. On native LCD screen the rendering is beautiful, much better than the way vista was rendered.