I use KDE3. I’ve enabled subpixel hinting and it works perfectly for KDE3/Qt3 apps. But every Gnome/Gtk apps looks ugly. They don’t accept my setting stored in ~/.fonts.conf. I’ve even tried use gnome-appearance-properties but still no positive results.
Any ideas, how to enable subpixel hinting for Gnome/Gtk apps using KDE3?
From what I understand, the GTK libaries use the cairo libraries to render fonts…and KDE takes the Xft libaries. In my experience, one would need to patch both of these to enable subpixel hinting.
I was able to get the GTK apps rendered very well on the GNOME variant using some extra rpms from the Fedora forum (which worked great in Mandriva and Suse)…with a notable exception of FF3. I have been using KDE3 since then and have subpixel hinting through the opensuse-community.org rpms.
There is a comment on /dev/loki, by me which directs to a post on the Mandriva forums (and also a screenshot) on how to enable subpixel hinting. You could give it a shot and make it work for your GTK apps on KDE3.