opera + antialiased fonts12 Sep 2002
I finally got antialiased fonts working on Opera this week. My fonts got screwed up somehow (I am still unclear on what happened, really), so I decided to get it working once and for all.
Things I did to get it working, in a not so particular order:
- TrueType Fonts (best for antialiasing):
- Mounted “C:\Windows\fonts” on my WinXP PC from my laptop on /home/cwage/fonts
- cd /usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType
- cp /home/cwage/fonts/*.ttf .
- ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale
- (If you don’t already have /usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/ in your FontPath in your XF86Config, add it now. I already had it)
- In order for antialiased fonts to work with Opera, you must have the version that is built dynamically against QT. So, the first thing I did was: apt-get remove opera-static; I then downloaded the non-static package and installed it. You’ll need libqt2 if you don’t already have it.
- Created a wrapper script to spawn opera in ~/bin/opera:
Okay, so the JPG sampling sorta makes it hard to tell. But, trust me, it looks nice. Oh so nice. Now if only I could get it working for all my GTK apps.