Completely disable font anti-aliasing in Linux

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Post Posted March 16th, 2006, 3:53 pm

The anti-aliased font appeared ugly to me, and I wanted that feature off.

SYS: Firefox, Redhat, KDE

I switched the anti-aliasing off for system fonts by Start->Control center->Appearance and Themes->Fonts.
That worked well for everything else but not firefox.

In about:config, I set font.antialias.min to 50, no luck. font.freetype2.enable was false(default).

Can anyone help me not have this anti-aliasing?


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Post Posted March 16th, 2006, 4:11 pm

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign">
    <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">

You could also force a specific unaliased font for everything (chrome) in ~/.gtkrc-2.0:
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gtk-font-name = "Helvetica 9"

but you'd still need to override document fonts with unaliased fonts for content.

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