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Font anti-aliasing in wine?

Post by hasi » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:05 am

One of the things that DOES make a big difference for me is font-antialiasing (AA). (OK, maybe I am picky). Does anyone have experience/knowledge on that subject?
What surprises me is that for a few fonts (BitStream Vera Sans, for instance), it is active, whereas it is completely absent for most others. Why is that? (BTW, I just found out that I get the best results so far for the new MS font "Corbel"--I admit not a very "free" solution, but a practical one. I now have set this as the default font for menus, tooltips, etc.)

For instance, in the Word documents I am editing, AA kicks in above a certain font size (or document magnification/zoom), but seems to be switched off below. Is that a parameter that can be set somewhere? Also, in a Word document, if I select a magnification which renders a certain font with AA, the same characters would not be AA'ed for italic letters. ???

The AA I have seen happen in wine is a simple AA only ("grayscale"). Ultimately, of course, one would like to see subpixel-AA (like ClearType in Windows) in wine applications, which is now widely available on linux through freetype2. Can that be switched on in wine?
Any thoughts/ideas/knowledge about AA under wine would be interesting. Thanks very much.
--hasi.

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Font anti-aliasing in wine?

Post by FatButtLarry » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:44 pm

I'm not reading your entire post.

Apply a stock windows theme with winecfg and pick cleartype fonts.

If you don't know what I mean, find a copy of this theme:
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir/

Then do this:

winecfg >> Desktop Integration >> install.

Warning though, it can really bog some things down, but you *did *ask for
it. :)

-Tres

On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:05 AM, hasi <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
One of the things that DOES make a big difference for me is
font-antialiasing (AA). (OK, maybe I am picky). Does anyone have
experience/knowledge on that subject?
What surprises me is that for a few fonts (BitStream Vera Sans, for
instance), it is active, whereas it is completely absent for most others.
Why is that? (BTW, I just found out that I get the best results so far for
the new MS font "Corbel"--I admit not a very "free" solution, but a
practical one. I now have set this as the default font for menus, tooltips,
etc.)

For instance, in the Word documents I am editing, AA kicks in above a
certain font size (or document magnification/zoom), but seems to be switched
off below. Is that a parameter that can be set somewhere? Also, in a Word
document, if I select a magnification which renders a certain font with AA,
the same characters would not be AA'ed for italic letters. ???

The AA I have seen happen in wine is a simple AA only ("grayscale").
Ultimately, of course, one would like to see subpixel-AA (like ClearType in
Windows) in wine applications, which is now widely available on linux
through freetype2. Can that be switched on in wine?
Any thoughts/ideas/knowledge about AA under wine would be interesting.
Thanks very much.
--hasi.





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Font anti-aliasing in wine?

Post by FatButtLarry » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:51 pm

Sorry, scratch that idea... I'm not sure that does *anything *to fonts...

-Tres

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:40 PM, A. Tres Finocchiaro <
tres.finocchiaro@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm not reading your entire post.

Apply a stock windows theme with winecfg and pick cleartype fonts.

If you don't know what I mean, find a copy of this theme:
http://www.istartedsomething.com/20061029/royale-noir/

Then do this:

winecfg >> Desktop Integration >> install.

Warning though, it can really bog some things down, but you *did *ask for
it. :)

-Tres


On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:05 AM, hasi <wineforum-user@winehq.org> wrote:
One of the things that DOES make a big difference for me is
font-antialiasing (AA). (OK, maybe I am picky). Does anyone have
experience/knowledge on that subject?
What surprises me is that for a few fonts (BitStream Vera Sans, for
instance), it is active, whereas it is completely absent for most others.
Why is that? (BTW, I just found out that I get the best results so far for
the new MS font "Corbel"--I admit not a very "free" solution, but a
practical one. I now have set this as the default font for menus, tooltips,
etc.)

For instance, in the Word documents I am editing, AA kicks in above a
certain font size (or document magnification/zoom), but seems to be switched
off below. Is that a parameter that can be set somewhere? Also, in a Word
document, if I select a magnification which renders a certain font with AA,
the same characters would not be AA'ed for italic letters. ???

The AA I have seen happen in wine is a simple AA only ("grayscale").
Ultimately, of course, one would like to see subpixel-AA (like ClearType in
Windows) in wine applications, which is now widely available on linux
through freetype2. Can that be switched on in wine?
Any thoughts/ideas/knowledge about AA under wine would be interesting.
Thanks very much.
--hasi.





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