Web fonts and screen fonts - not very good

michael wilson ubuntu.eeepc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 01:50:11 UTC 2008

I did a little googleing and found this extreme site on Linux fonts.  Takes
about an hour to do everything he says.




On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 5:21 PM, Matthew Clarke <mj3clark at gmail.com> wrote:

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