Freetype better Anti-aliasing for Woody

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Deb package for woody which provides a pathced version of Freetype2(replaces libfreetype6 and libfreetype6-dev), made by David Chester (see http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~dchest/xfthack/ for more screenshots). This version is used in Mandrake and improves the visualization of anti-aliased fonts in Xfree86. Fonts such as Luxi Sans or Microsoft Sans are displayed better with this patch (for instance, the space betwen letters is the same with this patch; without this patch, these fonts are badly displayed in Debian).

Installation:
-Exit X and apt-get remove libfreetype6-dev.
-dpkg -i libfreetype6
-OpenOfficeUsers: add the following line to the end of the soffice script in OpenOfficeDir/soffice:

# Freetype font hack
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6

Results:
Fantastic anti-aliased fonts. You will note the improvement after several minutes of using this freetype package.
The patch is thinked to be at the official freetype distribution in next releases.

Ryo99

17 years ago

I'm using almost ever the Arial font on my KDE, now it's looks more proportional.

--{@ Ryo99.

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