Managing Gnome Fonts
BETTER FONTS AHEAD
Linux’s text display still suffers from legacy issues, but it is well on the way to
recovering. This article explains how Fontconfig, X, and Gnome work together for
a brighter future.
Despite the amazing progress
Linux has made over the last few
years, many users still complain
of ugly fonts on the Linux desktop. The
reasons for this are not always easy to
find, as many software components
combine to put what a user perceives as
letters on the computer screen.
A variety of different programs handle
different tasks in different scenarios. For
example, the software components
responsible for displaying text in a textbased
console are completely different
from the ones used by the X system. And
even X has many different approaches to
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