I am seeing a small difference between the font rendering in FVWM and GTK applications.
The fonts displayed in my other applications are a little bit darker and softer than in my FVWM menu. If I take a screenshot and zoom in in gimp, I can see a difference in pixel color at the borders of the characters.
I use this to set the font:
MenuStyle * Font "xft:Liberation Sans:size=10"
Is there something I can do to get the same font rendering in FVWM as in GTK applications. The difference in rendering is small, but still annoying. I have patched the XFT and cairo libs with LCD patches (see aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=16459). Could this be related to this patches?
After playing a bit with various settings, I don’t think the problem is related to how GNOME apps can use sub-pixel rendering. I have exactly the same font settings in FVWM and urxvt, but I still see a different rendering and spacing: img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spacingja6.png
Thus, the font rendering I would like to have in FVWM is not GTK or GNOME specific.
Does FVWM do something special with the xft font settings it gets? Do you know where I can find more specific information about how FVWM renders fonts?
Probably I was not clear enough with my explanation: I had already found the XFT section in the FVWM manual. I have tried several options to set the fonts. But for some reason, FVWM does not use my font settings in the same way as the other apps on my computer.
I still see different rendering between FVWM and my other applications.