I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering.
Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session
xmonad with Gnome, fonts are smoothed also. In addition, if I run
gnome-settings-daemon while in xmonad, the fonts become smoothed also.
But is there a way to have nice looking fonts without resorting to Gnome?