No one responded, so I'm replying to myself. Maybe some screenshots will help.
First off, remember, this is what my Mozilla USED to look like:
In the following shot, note the font used in the menus and the location bar:
In the following shot, note the font used in the newsgroup list, the message
list (and again, the menus):
In the following shot, note the font used in the right pane (all that used to be
> I'm on FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE running Mozilla 1.3a (20030116) from ports.
> Fonts used to be beautiful, just like those shown here:
> That was when I had Freetype2-2.1.2 installed. I recently upgraded to
> 2.1.3 and now certain fonts in Mozilla look like crap. Most notable is
> the font used in the location bar (the text "http://slashdot.org/" in
> the above screenshot). Instead of looking perfect and anti-aliased, it's
> smaller, and clearly NOT anti-aliased (sorry I don't have a convenient
> way to post the pic, but I could email curious parties a screenshot).
> Not all fonts are like this, however. For example, the font being used
> as I type this is ok. But the "Subject" and "Newsgroup" font is the same
> as I describe. Also the menu font "File Edit View etc" is now poor.
> I suspect that somehow the font being used got shrunk, and then fell
> below the AA threshold. But this is just a guess, and I don't understand
> how it would have happened.
> How can I get my pretty fonts back? :)