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Has Font Handling Changed in Linux Mathematica 5.0?

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  • Subject: [mg46543] Has Font Handling Changed in Linux Mathematica 5.0?
  • From: "Timothy C. Klein" <teece at silverklein.net>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 11:27:56 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

It's a long shot, but I thought I'd ask

The current FrontEnd for Linux, while functional, has blocky and
hard-on-the-eyes fonts.  No anti-aliasing is performed by the Motif
FrontEnd.  Interestingly enough, I can install the Mathematica TrueType ttf fonts
into my KDE desktop fine.  They work great for other applications -- but
not Mathematica.

So, poor as I am, I have been putting off upgrading from 4.1 to 5.  But if
there were a change to make the fonts less painful to my eyes in v5, I
would have to find the money to upgrade.

Sure, it's a pipe-dream.  I don't think font-de-uglification is possible in
a Motif application (Qt and GTK can do it though -- hint, hint).  But who
knows.

TIA,
Tim
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