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On Pixel Smoothened and Bitmap Fonts

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Having gotten used to pixel-smoothed fonts on the Gnome terminal for quite a while now, I opened up an xterm for some reason and ran an htop in it. This different look of the fonts (bitmap fonts?) made me pause for a moment there and say to myself, “wow”.Pixel smoothened vs. Bitmap fonts.

Written by Naresh

September 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm

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  1. I do not change my fonts anymore. I think newer distributions have learnt somethings in this area.


    September 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

  2. I used to really relish having pixelated fonts like they have in Xterm and [U/m/r]rxvt because they made me nostalgic for my DOS days! These days though Mac OS X has spoilt me and now I need font smoothing on my FreeBSD and Debian machines. The Gnome and Xfce terminals do a pretty good job.


    September 17, 2009 at 6:27 pm

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