[Bug 999623] [NEW] Default fonts on Kubuntu desktop are much lesser quality than default Ubuntu desktop

Reuben Firmin launchpad at flavor8.com
Tue May 15 11:21:52 UTC 2012

Public bug reported:

This is a bug, not a wishlist. The default fonts on kubuntu are
objectively more jagged and less clear than the setup in ubuntu-desktop.

Further, the fonts in various applications such as chromium, as well as
general GTK apps, are particularly bad.

I would suggest:
* set liberation fonts as defaults across the system
* turn anti aliasing and sub hinting on by default (if it is not already)
* fix freetype config so that chromium displays properly

As a general question, does Kubuntu have a policy on default theming?
Having been forced off Unity by a serious bug in the way it interacts
with nvidia, I've been forced to spend some time customizing Kubuntu. I
suggest that the default install contain more customization that it
currently does to make the first impression of casual installers much
better. I am willing to participate in this effort if useful.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: kubuntu-desktop 1.254
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.37-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue May 15 07:12:54 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: kubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-27 (17 days ago)

** Affects: kubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug precise

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