[plt-scheme] DrScheme font smoothing

From: Ryan Culpepper (ryanc at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri Jan 29 01:57:26 EST 2010

John Clements wrote:
> I'm running DrScheme on a remote X server using vnc, and
> drscheme--unlike other apps--isn't doing any font smoothing. This is
> 4.2.3 compiled from source, and both Xft and cairo are installed and
> detected by configure.
> In fact, the font problems are much more severe than that.  The menu
> shows 15 or 30 entries, but most of them have no effect; that is,
> choosing the new font doesn't change the face at all.  Some of
> them--generally, the ones that begin with a hyphen--do seem to have
> an effect, but it's generally not a nice one.
> Also, the icons in the image below look pretty yucky.
> This is on a super-bare-bones debian lenny installation, and there's
> probably something REALLY OBVIOUS that needs to be installed or
> fixed.

I had font troubles recently on a fresh Ubuntu install. In my case I 
think the problem was that I was missing a fontconfig dev package. Does 
your menu show TrueType fonts at all? If not, that might be your problem.


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