On Thursday 12 July 2007, greg wm wrote:
> i take it back, my other X screen was at 92dpi. (b) does in fact
> make thunderbird display identically, thank you. but unfortunately
> gnucash apparently still needs a different solution.
Okay. Well, thunderbird is definitely new enough to use "new style"
client-side font handling (Xft), so the client program (i.e.
thunderbird) handles fonts.
But gnucash on my system (Debian/unstable) is definitely a gtk2 app that
uses new font handling too though - just maybe centos4's is gtk1 or
some other toolkit? I dunno the history of gnucash's gui, but if
something is using "old style" server-side font handling, you'll
probably be able to tell because it would likely look fugly and
unantialiased (though not absolutely necessarily, there were
a few hacks before the Xft revolution).
Anyway, if your gnucash is using "old" font handling - i.e. server side
font handling, then the servers' ideas about font paths would have to
match to have a decent chance of getting the same fonts.
** So - does "xset q" on the two centos4 X11 displays yield
identical "Font Path" lines?
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