Re: [dev][st] patch: aggressively disable antialiasing

From: pancake <>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2013 10:37:32 +0100

Antialiased fonts on terminals is the worst invention since transparents backgrounds.

On Mar 8, 2013, at 6:43, Christoph Lohmann <> wrote:

> Greetings.
> On Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:43:57 +0100 "Galos, David" <> wrote:
>>> you know what sucks about this patch? there is no command line flag to
>>> disable aa. whats up.
>> It never occurred to me that anyone would want aa fonts. This patch
>> just prevents FcFontMatch or its family from ever messing aa if it is
>> specified in the user pattern.
> I’m using AA fonts – all the time. They look non‐edgy and really, I just
> got used to them because I manually enforced aa due to this fontconfig
> crap deactivating it in surf, so websites looked edgy. But there’s the
> whole problem. Here st is adding a workaround for something fontconfig
> and xft should do on their own. If I specify antialias=false, then the
> font really should be antialiased. There shouldn’t be any reason for do‐
> ing this manual hack, which is just a hack to work around a misdesign in
> fontconfig and xft.
> Anyone here has the abilities or skills to send patches to xft or font‐
> config to fix this mess?
> I don’t have a good gut feeling by adding such a flag to vanilla st be‐
> cause someone stupid from that X* crap pile projects was unable to pro‐
> duce something useful and flexible how it should be.
> Sincerely,
> Christoph Lohmann
Received on Fri Mar 08 2013 - 10:37:32 CET

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