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    Making fonts acceptable

    I just installed gentoo 1.4_rc2, and all's well except for this issue. My fonts could very well be the most ugly fonts I've ever seen in my life. They're VERY blotchy. I took a look at that FreeType thread that LoveChild posted a few months back, and the fonts look spectacular in all the pics. I have freetype installed, and all my apps are told to compile with freetype support. What do I have to do to make these hideous things look nice?

  2. #2
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    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    add smooth and truetype to your useflags and emerge xfree

    then emerge xft.


    AND IT'S Lovechild, not LoveChild - Why do you people insist on mangling my nick ??

  3. #3

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    !!! savage-1.1.27t.zip: message digests do not match!
    !!! savage-1.1.27t.zip is corrupt or incomplete.
    >>> our recorded digest: 537bb3e2da7642bd979ebc1cafa8dce7
    >>> your file's digest: 2d60ea6be208588c2b2b821b74551d1e
    >>> Please delete /usr/portage/distfiles/savage-1.1.27t.zip and refetch.

    And it does this time and time again. Any thoughts? Lc, does this happen to you regularly? Cause it seems to happen to me all the time.

  4. #4
    Guest

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    rm -rf the given file and try again, that normally works - means that the file was incorrectly downloaded(happens if you resume for some reason)

  5. #5

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    Yeah I've done that a lot of times...keeps doing it. Guess I'll give the gentoo forums a shot. Thanks.

  6. #6

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    booya...good old manual wget. I guess it was something with portage. Currently buildling....let's hope it's purdy when it's done.

  7. #7
    Guest

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    I talked to some people about a portage bughunt for the cause of that problem... it should be fixed sometime soon.

  8. #8

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    Added "smooth" to the useflags...fonts are purrrrrrdy now.

    Thanks very much Lovechild!

  9. #9
    Guest

    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    [quote author=Tyr_7BE link=board=6;threadid=6431;start=0#60663 date=1046037894]
    Added "smooth" to the useflags...fonts are purrrrrrdy now.

    Thanks very much Lovechild!
    [/quote]

    Always glad to be at service.........

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    Re:Making fonts acceptable

    Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I don't think there is a "smooth" USE flag. It's not mentioned on http://www.gentoo.org/dyn/use-index.xml and I have purdy fonts without it, just "truetype".

    As for the corrupt downloads, I have had the same problem, but usually using a different mirror does the trick quite nicely.

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