My system (Debian squeeze) uses anti-aliasing for fonts, which is fine for the most part. However, I would like to disable it for terminal fonts in xterm and rxvt, and can't get that to work.
I tried using
antialias=false, like explained e.g. in the rxvt man page (search for "antialias"), but it does not have any effect:
rxvt -fn "xft:Deja Vu Sans Mono:pixelsize=10:antialias=false"
I get exactly the same font rendering, no matter if I use
false. The font face and size I specify do have an effect, so rxvt apparently processes the option.
Same result with xterm (using
-fa), or when putting
Xft*antialias: false into my X resources (as proposed in How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?).
What am I doing wrong? Is there some other setting?
Just found out that I can disable anti-aliasing in
<match target="font"> <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"> <bool>false</bool> </edit> </match>
Still, I don't understand why
antialias=false is not respected in a font spec.