[cairo] how to enable font aliasing

LRN lrn1986 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 01:11:37 PDT 2015

On 25.03.2015 10:14, Dan Raymond wrote:
> On 3/25/2015 12:44 AM, LRN wrote:
>> Stupid question: Are you using Windows pangocairo backend (as opposed to
>> Fontconfig backend), and if so, do you have ClearType enabled?
> I built cairo as follows:
>     ./configure --build=i686-w64-mingw32 --disable-xlib --disable-xcb
>     make
>     make install
> configure reported the following:
> The following font backends:
>    User:          yes (always builtin)
>    FreeType:      yes
>    Fontconfig:    yes
>    Win32:         yes
>    Quartz:        no (requires CoreGraphics framework)
> I built pango as follows:
>     ./configure --build=i686-w64-mingw32 --with-included_modules
>     make
>     make install
> When building my application I used:
> `pkg-config --cflags --libs glib-2.0 pangocairo`

Currently upstream pangocairo changes its backend depending on the
PANGOCAIRO_BACKEND environment variable (set it to 'fc' to use the fontconfig
backend on Windows). fc is configured by config files in <prefix>/etc/fonts.
If you're using GTK3, also check the <prefix>/etc/gtk-3.0/settings.ini
(specifically - gtk-xft-antialias).

> I don't know about ClearType.  How is that enabled/disabled?


Or via the registry ( HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop , the
FontSmoothing* family of keys ).

I don't know whether ClearType has any effect on pangocairo, to be honest.

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