Subject: Re: and Xft ?
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-pkg
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 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
> (If you find an answer please let us know.)

I can't directly find an answer there.  The page mentions more problems
than solutions...  

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... :(