Horrid fonts in Feisty

Robert Spanjaard spamtrap at arumes.com
Thu May 3 07:42:24 UTC 2007

On Tue, 01 May 2007 20:13:22 +0100, Gleb Dolgich wrote:

>>> Feisty's default Sans font should be Bitstream Vera Sans.. Verify that
>>> you have it installed.  That being said, I'll stick with my
>>> recommendations from earlier.
>> I do have it installed, but I'm kind of uncomfortable with the idea that 
>> only one or two fonts out of the many that came with it actually look 
>> presentable.  I don't have a bunch of weird third-party "12,000 on a CD" 
>> fonts installed, and if Ubuntu ships with them, they should look minimally 
>> usable.
> I find that fonts on my Feisty look better than on Windows XP, but 
> that's a matter of taste. I think the way Feisty renders fonts is close 
> to the way they look on Mac OS X.
> In your font settings dialog box, try selecting "Best shapes" in "Font 
> rendering" section, then click on "Details..." and select "Grayscale" in 
> "Smoothing" section and "Slight" in "Hinting". Close the dialogs and 
> restart GDM (or just reboot), see if that helps.

There's no use in selecting "Best shapes" first. Those four selectors are
only presets. You'll see that that none of them is selected anymore once
you've made some changes in Details.

Regards, Robert                                      http://www.arumes.com

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