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    Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    Bravo to Gnome team.

    Now, the text fonts in Gnome 2.4 looks a lot better than ever ...... I just dist-upgraded my Debian testing and man, all is wonderful ....

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    Re:Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    actaully did you upgrade your freetype as well, that might have been the key - the font handling did change from 2.2 to 2.4 AFAIK since it's handled by freetype and fontconfig - of course Pango might have had some improvements but I didn't notice them.

    The newer freetype releases (+2.1.5) have a really nice free hinter, where as it's rather cruddy in the previous releases, there are however still a few tricks to getting good fonts that are worth experimenting with.

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    Re:Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    Well, I don't really play around with fonts and all that. I basically take whatever they default in.

    I don't much worship eye-candy either but I do appreciate if anything looks good.

    All I did was dist-upgrade thing and the next thing I know, fonts got a lot better. I haven't dist-upgrade in about 3 weeks and 167 packages out of my box got upgraded.

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    Re:Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    lemme guess - anti-aliased?

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    Re:Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    probly but I like it so far .... No complain from me.

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    Re:Font in Gnome 2.4 looks great .....

    screenshots?

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