[squeak-dev] VW font setting

Hans-Martin Mosner hmm at heeg.de
Fri Jul 3 11:24:32 UTC 2020

Am 26.06.20 um 02:10 schrieb tim Rowledge:
> If there's anyone in the list that has recently used VW and knows how to get fonts set up to be actually readable in a VW8.3 system running on Ubuntu lite with the xfce4 window manager.... I'd appreciate any pointers to helpful info.
> So far googling and digging into the colossal pile of code that appears to be font related has secured no effects whatsoever in getting anything better than almost utterly unreadable fonts for menus, buttons etc. My eyes hurt!

This is indeed a pretty unsightly part of VW. Linux just isn't the child of love there :-)

Holger Kleinsorgen implemented an interface to the Xft libraries which give you proper anti-aliased fonts in VW and
which is included (or should I say hidden) in the Contributed parcel list.

From the parcel manager, go to Directories->Contributed->Xft and load the Xft-DesktopIntegration parcel. Save&quit and
restart the image.


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