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Re: Xft support (freetype, anti-aliasing) in X11 emacs

From: Jan D.
Subject: Re: Xft support (freetype, anti-aliasing) in X11 emacs
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 20:11:22 +0200 (CEST)

> Hi there,
> Is anyone working on adding Xft/freetype/anti-alias support to emacs?
> Equivalently, is there any work being done on a gtk/qt-specific port of the
> windowing code?  ("equivalent" because both toolkits support Xft natively
> in their most recent incarnations (2.0 and 3.0, resp).

I'm working on a Gtk port (not much time to spend on this lately, but
moving forward somewhat faster this month).  But that won't give you
anti-alias support "for free".  In Gtk at least, it would mean a total
conversion of all display code in Emacs to use Gtk primitives
for text.  This duplication of code is undesirable.

Putting in anti-alias code that works with X regardless of toolkit would
be nice.

> In case the answer to both previous questions is negative, is there a
> roadmap description of the emacs source tree or do new developers just jump
> in head first?

Head first I guess :-)

        Jan D.

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