A solution to Netscape's font problem

A solution to Netscape's font problem

Post by morone » Sat, 22 Apr 1995 04:00:00



I've seen many requests asking how to stop Netscape from using
such jagged fonts.  I have yet to see a suggestion that worked
for me, thus I continued the search.

Here's a suggestion that I applied to my system and found it to
work quite well.

Add the following lines to your .Xdefaults file,

Netscape*documentFonts*family:           utopia
Netscape*documentFonts*spacing: p
Netscape*documentFonts*large.1.pointsize:       140
Netscape*documentFonts*large.2.pointsize:       160
Netscape*documentFonts*large.3.pointsize:       180
Netscape*documentFonts*large.4.pointsize:       180
Netscape*documentFonts*large.5.pointsize:       240
Netscape*documentFonts*large.6.pointsize:       360
Netscape*documentFonts*large.7.pointsize:       480

then reload the .Xdefaults file by typing

xrdb .Xdefaults

Run netscape and check things out.  Play with the pointsize numbers until
all font sizes are to your liking.

The font family need not be utopia.  Any type 1 font that allows
a weight of medium and bold, and a slant type of 'r', can be used as stated
above.  

For those of you who do not know, the command xfontsel is a useful tool
for finding out what fonts are available on your system.

Also, more non-scalable (smooth) fonts can be obtained from

ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/fonts/freefonts-0.10.tar.gz
ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/fonts/sharefonts-0.10.tar.gz

if you install them, include their paths in your /etc/XF86Config file.
___________
Ken Moroney

 
 
 

A solution to Netscape's font problem

Post by morone » Sat, 22 Apr 1995 04:00:00


One more thing.  If you generally use a font size different than
large (as stated in the "options/preferences/Window and Link Styles" menu ..
i.e. small medium large huge), replace 'large' in the .Xdefaults file
insert

Netscape*documentFonts*family:           utopia
Netscape*documentFonts*spacing: p
Netscape*documentFonts*large.1.pointsize:       140
Netscape*documentFonts*large.2.pointsize:       160
Netscape*documentFonts*large.3.pointsize:       180
Netscape*documentFonts*large.4.pointsize:       180
Netscape*documentFonts*large.5.pointsize:       240
Netscape*documentFonts*large.6.pointsize:       360
Netscape*documentFonts*large.7.pointsize:       480

with the correct size.
___________
Ken Moroney