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            Configuring Xft2 and fontconfig for MagicPoint

                     Jun 5, 2003

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From 1.10a, mgp supports Xft2 and fontconfig libraries.
Using these libraries will bring mgp the following benefits.

 a) type1 font support
 b) better anti-aliasing algorithm
 c) closest matching font selection algorithm
 d) M17N functions

To use these functions, you need to install them. 

If you have XFree86 4.2 or higher, probably Xft2 is already installed. But you
might have to install fontconfig.  

If you're using recent Linux distributions, they may be already installed 
and configured.

If you have the "fc-list" command which is part of the fontconfig package 
and if it shows names of the fonts on your system, both libraries have been
successfully installed.   use %xfont directive to specify which font to use.

If you don't have these libraries, the following URL will be useful.

* http://www.fontconfig.org
	you can get the most recent version of the fontconfig package and 
        configuration documents	for setting up.

* http://www.xfree86.org
	you can get the most recent version of XFree86.