Horrid fonts in Feisty

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Tue May 1 14:35:29 UTC 2007

I noticed that most fonts on my newly-updated Kubuntu/Feisty system look 
pretty awful, as though they were both subpixel- and greyscale-antialiased 
at the same time.  I ran "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config" to make sure 
nothing too wild was set up, and eventually removed my ~/.fonts.conf file 
to remove any possible conflicts there.  The end results were absolutely 


I remember the pre-antialiasing days all too well, but I also know that 
fonts didn't look *that* bad even then.  Is there anything I should look at 
to make my system look less awful, with the hope that re-enabling 
antialiasing after the glitches are worked out will make it look really 
good once again?
Kirk Strauser

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