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

From: Ami Fischman
Subject: Re: Xft support (freetype, anti-aliasing) in X11 emacs
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2002 12:28:38 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.2.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

"Jan D." <address@hidden> writes:


> 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.

My impression was that if the code uses pango, then you can relatively
simply select between having pango use Xft/ft2/std.X calls.  Is this
incorrect or were you not including using pango under the heading of a "Gtk

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

I think having emacs use Xft2 directly instead of standard X font interface
would do it.  

  Ami Fischman

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