Horrid fonts in Feisty
marius at pov.lt
Wed May 2 15:23:46 UTC 2007
On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 04:28:25AM +0300, Ari Torhamo wrote:
> ti, 2007-05-01 kello 14:57 -0400, Rashkae kirjoitti:
> > Kirk Strauser wrote:
> > > Thanks for the tips. The only difference seems to be that I have bitmaps
> > > disabled. I'll turn them back of, if only to set a baseline of usable
> > > fonts to look at.
> > Err, the really, *really* big difference is that I'm using good, well
> > hinted fonts, Arial, Verdana, or Tohama (sp?). Any of which outdo the
> > freely available Linux fonts out of the water.
> Any chance for a screenshot? I've always thought that the default fonts
> on my Ubuntu desktop look great. Ive been suprised to hear that some
> people might prefer the way fonts are rendered in Windows.
Verdana with subpixel rendering on my Ubuntu box looked better than
whatever-the-font-was-used on Windows on the same box. That was years
ago, when I last booted into Windows. I admit it took a while paying
with gnome-font-settings and dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig to get things
Here's a screenshot:
vim and xterm use 10pt Andale Mono. The menu bar on top uses 10pt
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