Re: [dev] [patch] dmenu - support for xft font rendering

From: Connor Lane Smith <>
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 19:14:27 +0100

To be honest I'm not familiar with Xft - there are so many X font systems to
choose from! If the code is simple and there are no added *necessary*
dependencies, it *might* be useful. I don't know how many people would use
Xft, so perhaps a patch would be better, but I have been asked about it a
few times now. Still, I haven't used X long enough to have seen it any other
state than its present misery...

(Sorry about the html. Android.)


On Sep 1, 2010 6:00 PM, "Ethan Grammatikidis" <> wrote:

Connor Lane Smith wrote: > > If someone were to write a simple clean xft
patch for libdraw it could ...
This may just be my limited perspective, or it may be my upset stomach
talking, but I'm very surprised to see xft seriously suggested in this
mailing list. Xft is (to me) synonymous with the transition of from
something bad but usable into a black box nightmare best left to distro
tools to cope with. Maybe it wasn't so bad for other people, maybe it got
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