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gdkxft

gdkxft transparently adds anti-aliased font support to GTK+-1.2. Once you have installed it, you can run any (well, nearly any) existing GTK+ binary and see anti-aliased fonts in the GTK widgets. You don't need to recompile GTK+ or your applications.

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  •  07 Mar 2002 18:04

    Release Notes: The README was updated to mention recurrent gimp problems, among other things. More robust compilation checks for libcapplet and libgdk.so were written. Internationalization support was added..

    •  15 Sep 2001 21:05

      Release Notes: A GNOME capplet, Debian packaging support, much install tuning, more hooks to the GDK font API, and sundry bugfixes.

      •  04 Sep 2001 15:59

        Release Notes: A host of changes were made to the automatic installation script. This should fix most of the problems people were reporting with RedHat and Mandrake. It should also make the whole installation procedure more robust.

        •  01 Sep 2001 22:54

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          30 Jul 2002 20:26 dabneyd

          Red Hat 7.3
          Has anyone gotten this to work with Red Hat 7.3, and if so how? I can get the fonts to be anti-aliased in the theme selector, but not in programs. I would like to get this to work, rather than installing Gnome2 (which I don't even use). Thanks for any help.

          07 Sep 2001 23:10 Lordyama

          Re: Doesn't do anything

          > I have the same problem with this rpm.
          > But I truly think that it should work.
          > My look through all configs (XF and
          > xft) on both linux installations i have
          >
          > (RH 7.1 upraded and a fresh
          > installation) was unsuccessful.
          > I would appreciate any advice
          >

          You may have to run your apps in the format "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libgdkxft.so appname" to get anti-aliasing working. If this is the case, place the line "export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libgdkxft.so" in your /etc/profile (or equivalent) to set it as a permanent environment variable. If this doesn't work, add "LD_PRELOAD" to /etc/X11/gdm/gnomerc.

          Make a text file called ".gdkxft" in your home directory and read the README file for information on setting it up. The README says not to leave it empty, but I have had no problems with an empty ~/.gdkxft. If you want to use a GTK+ theme other than the included Gdkxft one, make sure you are using a scalable font (TrueType fonts work well).

          07 Sep 2001 22:57 HouseTrekker

          Re: Doesn't do anything
          I have the same problem with this rpm. But I truly think that it should work.
          My look through all configs (XF and xft) on both linux installations i have
          (RH 7.1 upraded and a fresh installation) was unsuccessful.
          I would appreciate any advice

          03 Sep 2001 12:01 Lordyama

          Re: Doesn't do anything

          > I installed the RPM on my Mandrake 8.0
          >
          > system and restarted X. My GTK+ theme
          > now
          > looked the same as the Default theme,
          > but I
          > still had no anti-aliasing. I then
          > tried reading
          > the README file and building it myself
          > from
          > source. I followed the instructions,
          > and
          > configured a ~/.gdkxft file. Still
          > nothing.
          >


          After a bit of fiddling around, I finally
          managed to get it working. My GNOME
          desktop and apps look amazing now. Even
          with AA, they are still a bit faster than AA QT
          apps. Pan still has problems with it (the
          message frame shows a series of boxes
          instead of letters), and Mozilla's Gecko (the
          display in Galeon and Nautilus) is
          unaffected, but overall things are great.

          Thanks for the cool programme!

          03 Sep 2001 11:45 jp30

          Re: rpm didn't work well for me

          > I installed the RH 7.1 rpm on my RH 7.1
          > system and gnome wouldn't even start. I
          > had to remove it . Nice that rpm -e
          > fixed me up though..


          The original version of the binary rpm was inadvertently compiled with -march=i686 (ulch!)
          Try gdkxft-1.0-2.i386.rpm

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