Web fonts and screen fonts - not very good

Matthew Clarke mj3clark at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 23:21:42 UTC 2008

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 7:08 PM, michael wilson <ubuntu.eeepc at gmail.com>

> Fonts, with clearType enabled, look great on my laptop with an LCD
> monitor.  I have tried ubuntu 8.04 and Kubuntu 8.04 and noticed that fonts
> in firefox and on websites look pretty bad.  The kerning is off, they are
> not sharp and do not look like the words line up.
> Any ideas why the web fonts and the fonts in firefox look so bad?

I usually install the package "restricted-extras" package that includes the
MS Core Fonts for the web, along with lots of other useful things. This
makes sites look considerably better.

The package can be installed alone from the Add/Remove Applications dialog.
Just search on "fonts" and it will come up as long as you have "Show: All
available applications" selected.

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