[kde-solaris] How to get AA fonts on Solaris without native XRender ...
Fri Feb 7 11:58:02 2003
I managed to get AA fonts working with Qt (I used qt-copy from KDE cvs,
but I suppose Qt-3.1.1 will also work).
Here's what you need to do if you want Anti-aliased fonts, but with the
standard Sun Xserver (my configuration: Solaris 2.7, Ultra10, Gcc-3.1,
Get Freetype2 (http://www.freetype.org)
Get Xft2 (http://www.fontconfig.org)
You will need to compile XRender, fontconfig and Xft (compile and
install Freetype first). Make sure the PREFIX/bin of freetype/fcpackage
is in path. Note that xrender will want to install stuff in system
directories, so you should be root while installing XRender.
Now config Qt with -xft -xrender. Check qapplication_x11.cpp in
src/kernel, it may have:
bool qt_use_xrender = FALSE;
change it to TRUE (although the server does not have XRender extension,
Xft can work with core protocol, albeit a bit slower).
Get a bunch of decent fonts (http://www.fontconfig.org has microsoft
webfonts, get them and install them ). BTW there are a bunch of
TrueType fonts in /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts too.
Run fc-cache (from fontconfig's bin) as root for all the font
directories, including the /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/* ...
Make sure ~/.qt/qtrc has:
Alternatively, you may change that from Control Center.
Try running Qt/KDE applications :-)
 Check http://trolls.troll.no/lars/fonts/qt-fonts-HOWTO.html, it has
excellent information about finding fonts, configuring them and so
on. Of particular interest is the bit about cabextract and
ttmkfontdir (not on my solaris box). I used ttmkfdir from a Linux
box on the network to process my font directories.