Is there any way to pretty anti-aliased fonts to work on cygwin X server?

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Basically I want the vim screen on the left to look like the pretty vim screen on the right.


Ok, so I know this isn't a direct answer, but have you considered running Xming instead? With Xming you at least get TTF support, and I've used it to connect remotely with no font anti-alias issues. My experience has been, pretty much, "if it looks like that on the screen on the server, it also looks like that on my workstation".

  • The funny thing is to work around this annoyance, I ended up configuring GVim on windows and shared the dirs Im editing via samba so its all working pretty nicely now without needing an X server – Sam Saffron Aug 12 '09 at 2:46
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    This is not a valid solution: Xming (latest free) has the same problem. – sorin Mar 4 '10 at 10:38
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    I found that adding '-dpi 101' to the XMing shortcut helped a lot - for some reason with the standard dpi of 96, all the fonts seem too small in XMing. – Adam Iley Aug 24 '11 at 14:27
  • I found kybernetikos's suggestion of using -dpi 101 on XMing to be extremely helpful. – Stephan Jan 10 '14 at 1:23
  • It should be noted that -dpi 100 works for Cygwin/X as well... – DevSolar Feb 9 '16 at 12:44

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