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Improve the appearance of X11 fonts
Authored by: paperwings on Jun 02, '06 08:19:49AM

I was the person who submitted the hint (didn't realize I was logged out). My display is set to millions, and I can recreate the pixellated fonts on X11 by returning the X11 preference to "From Display" and relaunching X11. For some reason, on my computer, "Millions" isn't being communicated between the system settings and the X11 prefs. I would guess I'm not alone, given that this hint is detailed in's installation instructions.

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Improve the appearance of X11 fonts
Authored by: robg on Jun 02, '06 09:50:59AM
OK, the hint is now yours :).

I tried this again, and took a few screenshots. Below is a zoomed-in version of what I saw in one line (click the image for a larger zoom without any scaling artifacts):

The lines are as follows:
  1. X11 in "From Screen" and display in millions
  2. X11 in "Millions" and display in millions
  3. X11 in "From Screen" and display in thousands
It seems I was a bit incorrect -- the first two lines are not quite identical, at least when zoomed in. As you can see, the font spacing is slightly off in the "millions-millions" mode (line two), where the "A" and the apostrophe are taking more space than they are in the "from screen-millions" mode (line 1).

I assume, however, that you were seeing much worse distortion of your fonts, more like what's shown in line number three?


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