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Old 4th January 2011, 10:20 AM
dobbi Offline
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Smooth font settings

Hello guys,

I installed the ms core fonts however they are not optimal readable in my browser as they are pretty blurred.

I have the following font settings in Gnome.

Antialiasing: Subpixel
Hinting: Low

What else can I do to improve my fonts?
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Old 4th January 2011, 01:21 PM
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Re: Smooth font settings


Install the freetype-freeworld package from rpmfusion.

Set the hinting on full


There is no need to change the default fonts to the liberation set, that is a personal choice. After installing the freetype package and setting the hinting to full, the default sans fonts look a lot better anyway.
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Old 4th January 2011, 02:12 PM
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Re: Smooth font settings

I've found the "slight" hinting option to be more satisfactory than "full." Different strokes for different folks...
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Old 4th January 2011, 03:59 PM
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Re: Smooth font settings

website and forum devoted to lcd font rendering in linux, with fedora packages.
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Old 5th January 2011, 05:12 AM
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Re: Smooth font settings

Greatly improved my font rendering by using the custom local.conf font configuration from the blog mentioned by sonoran.

Also, if you are running compiz, right click the Fusion icon and make sure that "indirect rendering" is checked. This has also improved my font rendering (with NVIDIA graphics card).
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