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    Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Hi everyone!
    I'm linux novice and just installed fedora 20 (gnome) and configured some stuff (drivers, editors, repos etc).
    But I have a problem with fonts. I've already tried Ubuntu and Mint and they have not very bad default font configurations and fonts and I think I like it.
    My second os is win8 so I'm comparing its fonts with all other linux distros also 'cause for me win8 fonts are one of the best.
    What is your preferred configs and fonts for fedora 20?
    Do you use default configs or maybe you use reetype-freeworld or freetype-infinality?
    And what fonts did you installed?
    Please share you configs as full as possible.
    Maybe you know good links and tutorials about this topic?
    The best would be tutorial with 1,2,3.. points after which I can get good looking fonts in ff, chrome and system.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Quote Originally Posted by mario123
    What is your preferred configs and fonts for fedora 20?
    I use infinality on both my laptops. As for font, the default font on all my systems is Google Droid Sans.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    I've installed infinality too.

    1. Could you send your font settings from firefox:
    Proportional
    Serif
    Sans-serif
    Monospace

    2.Font settings from tweak tool:
    Window Titles
    Interface
    Documents
    Monospace
    Hinting
    Antialiasing

    3. Where did you download Google Droid Sans? send terminal command please.

    4. Did you add other settings in config files?

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Quote Originally Posted by mario123
    I've installed infinality too.

    1. Could you send your font settings from firefox:
    Proportional
    Serif
    Sans-serif
    Monospace
    For me those differ from computer to computer .... The current one I am on has no changes made to default.

    Quote Originally Posted by mario123
    2.Font settings from tweak tool:
    Window Titles
    Interface
    Documents
    Monospace
    Hinting
    Antialiasing
    Window titles - Droid Sans Bold (10)

    Monospace - Droid Sans Mono

    Antialiasing - enabled
    Hinting - full (RGB sub pixel)
    Antialiasing - enabled

    Quote Originally Posted by mario123
    3. Where did you download Google Droid Sans? send terminal command please.

    4. Did you add other settings in config files?
    3.

    Code:
     yum install google-droid-sans*
    4. No.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    thank you.
    It'll be very helpful if other users post their font settings.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    If you install Infinality, be sure to follow the configuration guidance provided at the forum at infinality.net.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    I have this as /etc/fonts/conf.d/98-autohinter-only.conf:
    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
      <match target="font">
        <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
          <bool>true</bool>
        </edit>
      </match>
    </fontconfig>
    And I have this in my ~/.Xresources:
    Code:
    Xft.antialias: true
    Xft.autohint: true
    Xft.hinting: true
    Xft.hintstyle: hintfull
    Xft.rgba: rgb
    Xft.dpi: 96
    Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault
    Xft.embolden: false
    Xft.render: true
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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    I've just found interesting blog post about fonts.conf

    http://www.happyassassin.net/2014/01...nto-your-hats/

    Quite helpful info

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Seems like I've found what I want
    http://www.binarytides.com/gorgeous-...-ubuntu-linux/

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    I've tried the Binary Tides fonts.conf, but didn't stay with it. It uses Droid, Noto, and Open Sans. I like all three. But, I prefer to allow a site to display in Arial, for example, if it insists on it, rather than mapping Arial to something else.

    It's also 1500+ lines long!

    If you decide to remove it, and find it's still mysteriously working after you delete it, look in ~/.config/fontconfig for a cached copy.

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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Oddly enough, for the first time in a long while, I booted this desktop into Windows 7. I brought up Firefox and checked my e-mail. The first thing I noticed (was reminded of) is how good the font looked to me. I checked to see what font I was using there. It is Tahoma.

    I booted into Fedora and installed the package msttcorefonts-2.5-1.

    PHP Code:
    wget http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/files/msttcorefonts.5-1.noarch.rpm
    rpm -Uvh msttcorefonts-2.5-1.noarch.rpm 
    I then changed the fonts in Firefox to Tahoma and will possibly change some of the system fonts to the same. Looking good ...
    Glenn
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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Quote Originally Posted by nonamedotc
    As for font, the default font on all my systems is Google Droid Sans.
    Thanks for the Droid Sans tip. Really digging this font in Firefox
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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave
    Thanks for the Droid Sans tip. Really digging this font in Firefox
    I use Droid Sans Mono as my terminal font, but not the one from the Fedora repos, since it doesn't have a slashed zero (a must for me ). There is a slashed zero version that you can get here: http://www.cosmix.org/software/
    I've been using that for several years, and I love it.
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    Re: Best font configuration for fedora 20

    I personally use Google's Roboto and Roboto Slab fonts for sans and serif, sticking with
    Droid Sans Mono for monospace except for terminals, where I use the Terminus font.
    Terminus also can be configured for the linux console.

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