[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri May 5 11:49:23 CDT 2006

On Fri, 5 May 2006, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:

>>> One thing I have found lately is that the quality of the fonts when
>>> KDE is running is making it hard for me to go back to vanilla X
>>> window managers, because they don't have support for that.
>> What window manager you're using really has nothing to do with the
>> fonts (other) applications choose to use.
> I didn't say they did.
> Read again: "because they don't have support for that."
> Running a vanilla window manager means you don't have a full desktop
> environment, which these days usually includes code to improve font
> and widget rendering.


   [jp at xyzzy:/home/jp]$ ls -al bin/awm build/awm/awm.c
   -rwxr-xr-x  1 jp  daemon  11876 Mar 30 15:38 bin/awm
   -rw-r--r--  1 jp  daemon  19826 Mar 30 15:28 build/awm/awm.c

I can assure you there is no font-handling code whatsoever in the
window manager I run[0], but you'll notice that the fonts are

> No, it is the other parts that come with it that provide support for
> quality font and widget rendering.

XRENDER, Xft, and fontconfig have little or nothing to do with either
GNOME or KDE.  Like so many things, they run much better without them.

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