[Fontconfig] What can Fonconfig really do for average user??
Sun, 23 Feb 2003 19:29:54 -0800
Around 9 o'clock on Feb 23, "Randy Burgess" wrote:
> My question is - for a beginning Linux user, is Fontconfig worth the
Fontconfig centralizes and regularizes font configuration for a wide
selection of applications. As such, it helps the user only in so far as
applications care to take advantage of it.
Furthermore, it has nothing to do with rendering of the glyphs themselves;
it's just a library for locating and selecting fonts. However, many
applications using fontconfig also use the Xft library which hooks the
high-quality FreeType2 rasterizer (well, high quality if you turn on the
byte code interpreter) to X applications. Such applications will have
anti-aliased text and text optimized for LCD screens, so they will look
much better than older applications.
I don't know if the SuSE version of Mozilla is built with fontconfig and
Xft support; such code is in Mozilla CVS, but isn't universally deployed