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Is there a port of gnome-terminal, or a way to compile it, or some other program that is typographically comparable, under Lion?

There is a typographic difference, and I can't duplicate it in Terminal; I can't even get Terminal to serve up anti-aliased text.

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howdy principally yes: you can even install complete DE running on top osx. But i would not recommend this for a production machine since it has major stability lags. Did you already take a look into Macs own X11 xterm ? BTW: Your accept rate is quite low, thats not quite a motivation for writing answers. –  bloodworks Jul 5 '12 at 12:47
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In Terminal, open its Preferences, check Antialias text in the Text tab of Settings. –  lhf Jul 5 '12 at 14:14
    
Also, be sure to use a font in Terminal that can be anti-aliased. Alternatively, try iTerm2. –  kccricket Jul 5 '12 at 18:28
    
@bloodworks, thank you for the gentle reminder. –  JonathanHayward Jul 6 '12 at 18:49
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Note that gnome-terminal most likely uses underlying fontrendering which means that the difference you see is caused by lower libraries or perhaps even baked into the operating system. In other words I think you need to look elsewhere for the cause of your typographic differences. –  Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Oct 14 '12 at 21:30

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The easiest way to install Gnome Terminal would be to use MacPorts. Once MacPorts is installed, run sudo port install gnome-terminal.

HomeBrew is a newer alternative to MacPorts that is growing in popularity, but Gnome Terminal isn't available in the base repository yet.

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MacPorts seems to be working and is pulling in hours' worth of goods to compile. Earlier I tried a port install and, to no one's surprise, MacPorts crashed. –  JonathanHayward Jul 6 '12 at 19:18
    
I tried again and it took over an hour of compiling before crashing. –  JonathanHayward Jul 6 '12 at 20:03

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