Subject: Re: OpenOffice.org and Xft ?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 05/26/2005 21:16:38
On Thu, May 26, 2005 at 11:53:50AM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, 26 May 2005, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > the fonts of the OpenOffice.org user interface are not anti-aliased and
> > look very ugly here. Can this be caused by openoffice not being linked
> > to Xft?
> I think it comes with its own freetype library. (OpenOffice is very bad at
> not using existing libraries and tools and is one of the reasons it is so
> bloated and hard to build -- does anyone know if there is recent work at
> getting it to use outside libraries and tools?)
Heh, how ugly.
> You may want to look at http://www.openoffice.org/FAQs/fontguide.html
> (If you find an answer please let us know.)
I can't directly find an answer there. The page mentions more problems
Also, I found another, probably related problem: when I type text in a
very large font, the letters aren't bigger, but are just put further
apart. This makes OOo practically unusable... :(