Can someone enlighten me on the way font appearance (hinting, antialiasing) works? As far as I understand,
- There is .fonts.conf
- There are individual font settings for Gnome, XFCE and KDE (or do they just modify .fonts.conf; or else where do they keep their font configurations?) For XFCE, it is in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xsettings.xml for example.
- Then there are .Xresources and libXFT.
- Then there is some info regarding BCI which is not enabled by default, however this seems rather obsolete as far as I understand.
- Finally, there is the issue of a DPI setting, which I can specify in Xorg, or in each WM.
I am confused as to which setting is used when. To add more confusion, some terminal programs have an option to antialias fonts.
It seems that .fonts.conf is the best of these options; but still with a .fonts.conf the appearance seems to differ under different WMs.
I am running Debian and Ubuntu btw.