Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Xft Goodness

I currently use an imac at work, and will have to say the fonts and rendering on OSx are absolutely stunning. I simply cannot work on my Linux box after a long days work staring at a Mac screen. I had to do something about this, and so when i updated to Ubunty Hardy Heron i Googled around to see if i could get Xft support for Emacs. The awesome EmacsWiki page for Xft told me that if i had Hardy emacs came with Xft support inbuilt. So it was just a matter of
 sudo apt-get install emacs-snapshot-gtk 
 echo "Emacs.font: Monospace-10" > .Xresources 

Presto!! Emacs with all the Xft goodness.

Below is a screenshot of my current system with Emacs and urxvt also with Xft enabled.

Update 1/12/2008:
My imac has crashed..switched to Ubuntu Hardy on an IBM R60..sigh!!

My first post

Hello there, this is my second first post!! My second attempt at blogging. The blog template has been modified since i didnt like the one that Google provided and the free ones available were just not to my liking..