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Clean bitmapped fonts on OpenSuse 11.3

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:16:11 -0300

I've spent way too long fiddling around with my monitor wondering why
Schumacher didn't look as crisp as normal - it turns out that KDE is rescaling
bitmapped fonts (or something equally weird).  To disable in konsole you need
to unselect "Smooth Fonts" in the appearance (font) configuration.  Setting
the DPI in the main config also seems to help.

Your monitor is not broken - by default KDE is blurring bitmapped fonts.

Andrew

To check fonts on KDE

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:18:41 -0300

Start emacs.  Assuming you have that configured with a bitmapped font, compare
it to konsole.  That's how I realised that spomething was wrong (emacs - or
rather, xemacs - looked fine, while konsole was blurred).

Andrew

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