[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Don Y dgy at DakotaCom.Net
Tue May 9 10:40:00 CDT 2006

Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Sat, 06 May 2006 @ 21:25 -0700, Don Y said:
>> I don't know... But, I know that my PDF's look just as good on an old X
>> terminal as they do on a windows machine, etc. But, that could be because
>> xpdf uses t1lib to deal with the fonts... (which are embedded in my PDFs)?
> Can you do sub-pixel rendering on an X Terminal?

Most probably *not* -- at least not on *mine* (as they are old
and so the server software is also quite old).  But, the quality
of the fonts on my heads is comparable to that of a Windows
machine, etc.  (which, for reviewing DTP output is more than
adequate -- and, overkill for the text windows that I spend my
time in).

I guess without *seeing* the two side-by-side, I would have
a hard time appreciating any increase in quality  :-(  (If I
want to know what a publication will look like, I make a
hardcopy as that is its ultimate medium).

I guess by NOT working in a "desktop" I don't see a lot of
the issues that you perhaps face (?)

> I'm thinking no because it requires XRender support, and I'm not sure
> that works remotely.
> You also have to have a monitor with column ordered pixels in RGB or BGR
> arrangement. This includes all LCDs but only a few CRTs like Sony Trinitrons.

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