Ugly fonts

Ugly fonts

Post by Juan » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 00:20:55


I spend the last two days trying to get decent fonts in X. I've installed
freetype and I'm using the windows tt fonts. I'm still unable to get the
crystal clear fonts of Windows XP in Gnome or KDE. Can the same level of
quality archieved or must I assume that migrating to linux means losing the
font clarity ?

Thanks in advance,

- Juan

Ugly fonts

Post by GVK » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 02:24:51

Instead of using `Windows' fonts here, why don't you try KDE and GNOME
fonts(the defaults)? I've never heard anyone complain about fonts in KDE
and GNOME. So, try the defaults once. I bet you'll like them. And no,
migrating to GNU/Linux doesn't mean you lose the clarity, in fact,
migrating means you get the best of everything...stuff micro$oft can't
host for another 10 years and above all, it's free(as in free speech,
not free beer).
There is one theme for KDE called "KDE-XP" which mimicks XP. Hope it helps.


Happy Hacking!!!


Ugly fonts

Post by J.O. Ah » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 02:28:46

See to have XFree86 4.3.0 or later, use the xfs (mozilla need to be compliled
with the option --with-xft) and see to enable anti-alias and you have the same
look on the fonts.

KDE has a Anti-Alias option which needs to be enabled, Gnome needs a gtk+ that
is patched to use anti-alias or install gdkxft and use the capplet to set
how/what will be antialiased, not everything will be in Gnome. If you use
Gnome2, then there is an variable that may need to be set.


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Post by Peter Klma » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 02:53:36

It is just an idiot troll.

Windows was created to keep stupid people away from UNIX."

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Post by Palanti » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 05:42:11

I have the definitive solution: recompile freetype-2 with bytecode enabled.
It is disabled by default due to copyright reasons, but it really makes the
difference! To enable it, you need to uncomment one of the lines in one of
the configuration headers - just search which.


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Post by Vicious Vo » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 05:03:47

Let the man choose his kwin ...

Vicious Vogon - Experienced in dealing with human trash in any form and country.