How To - Solve Font Problem XFCE

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at powercraft.nl
Sat Dec 23 16:25:43 GMT 2006


Nope, I added the formula to calculate your display size with a example.

Vincent wrote:
> Yeah OK, of course it is aimed at Xubuntu, but it does not matter what
> size your monitor is or something?
> 
> On 12/23/06, *Jelle de Jong* < jelledejong at powercraft.nl
> <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>> wrote:
> 
>     There is a part in it that is explicit for XFCE (Xft) part. But I had
>     this problem on dapper and edgy and this will fix it on both systems.
> 
>     Vincent wrote:
>     > OK, and your solution will work regardless of whatever system one has?
>     >
>     > On 12/23/06, *Jelle de Jong* < jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     > <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     That is one of them it also affects open office and other
>     programs,
>     >     cause is that dpi and font settings are out of sync by default
>     over the
>     >     system.
>     >
>     >     Vincent wrote:
>     >     > Is it the problem where all font sizes are too small or
>     where the
>     >     > Firefox font size is too large?
>     >     >
>     >     > On 12/23/06, *Jelle de Jong* < jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto: jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>
>     >     > <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>>> wrote:
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >     Do a search for "xfce font" on http://www.ubuntuforums.org/
>     >     >     If you have it on the web site let me now then i will
>     post a
>     >     link on the
>     >     >     ubuntu formum.
>     >     >
>     >     >     Vincent wrote:
>     >     >     > I can put it on xubuntuguide.org
>     <http://xubuntuguide.org> < http://xubuntuguide.org>
>     >     <http://xubuntuguide.org>
>     >     >     <http://xubuntuguide.org> if you can
>     >     >     > specify which problems you are talking about.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     > On 12/23/06, *Jelle de Jong* <
>     jelledejong at powercraft.nl <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto: jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>
>     >     >     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>>
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>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
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>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>
>     >     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl
>     <mailto:jelledejong at powercraft.nl>>>>> wrote:
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Hello,
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     I made a little how to for solving the font problems
>     >     under dapper
>     >     >     >     and edgy.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Is it possible someone can post it on the xubuntu web
>     >     site in
>     >     >     a how to
>     >     >     >     section and in the right template style.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     The time I had to do debugging is now passed for this
>     >     week. I
>     >     >     will see
>     >     >     >     if I can solve another problem next week.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     I attached a file with the info (if there is something
>     >     wrong
>     >     >     with it
>     >     >     >     please let me know!)
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     23-12-2006
>     >     >     >     Jelle de Jong
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     problem different font look between xfce, firefox,
>     >     openoffice.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     xdpyinfo |grep resolution
>     >     >     >             resolution:    95x96 dots per inch
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     xrdb -q |grep Xft
>     >     >     >             Xft.antialias :  1
>     >     >     >             Xft.hinting:    1
>     >     >     >             Xft.hintstyle:  hintfull
>     >     >     >             Xft.rgba :       rgb
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     --------------------------------
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     1 - Remove old config file's:
>     >     >     >     rm ~/.config/xfce4/Xft*
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     2 - Create new settings:
>     >     >     >     Menu -> Settings -> User Interface Preferences
>     >     >     >     Font Rendering:
>     >     >     >     RECHECK all checkboxen with these settings:
>     >     >     >     Use anti-aliasing for fonts
>     >     >     >     Use hinting: Full
>     >     >     >     Use sub-pixel hinting: RGB
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     3 - Go to
>     >     >     >     mousepad ~/.config/xfce4/Xft.xrdb
>     >     >     >     And paste in the last line:
>     >     >     >     Xft.dpi: 96
>     >     >     >     (always leave a emty line)
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Looks now like this:
>     >     >     >     Xft.antialias: 1
>     >     >     >     Xft.hinting: 1
>     >     >     >     Xft.hintstyle : hintfull
>     >     >     >     Xft.rgba: rgb
>     >     >     >     Xft.dpi: 100
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Save and exit the Xft.xrdb file
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     4 - Edit xorg
>     >     >     >     sudo mousepad /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>     >     >     >     And paste in under Section "Files" (if it's not there
>     >     alread):
>     >     >     >     FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
>     >     >     >     FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Looks now like this:
>     >     >     >     Section "Files"
>     >     >     >             FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
>     >     >     >            
>     FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
>     >     >     >
>     >     FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
>     >     >     >
>     >     FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
>     >     >     >             FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
>     >     >     >             FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
>     >     >     >             FontPath        "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
>     >     >     >             FontPath        "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
>     >     >     >             # path to defoma fonts
>     >     >     >
>     >     >    
>     FontPath        "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
>     >     >     >     EndSection
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     5 - Create a DisplaySize property
>     >     >     >             Go to Section "Monitor"
>     >     >     >             My resolution is 1440x900
>     >     >     >             width = 1440
>     >     >     >             heigth = 900
>     >     >     >             formula = pixelwidth/dpi*25.4 and
>     >     pixelheight/dpi*25.4
>     >     >     >             1440/96*25.4 and 900/96*25.4 =
>     >     >     >             DisplaySize     381 238.125
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Looks now like this:
>     >     >     >     Section "Monitor"
>     >     >     >             Identifier      "Generic Monitor"
>     >     >     >             Option          "DPMS"
>     >     >     >             Modeline        "1440x900" 106.50 1440
>     1520 1672
>     >     1904 900
>     >     >     >     903 909 934 -Hsync +Vsync
>     >     >     >             DisplaySize     381 238.125
>     >     >     >             HorizSync       30-81
>     >     >     >             VertRefresh     56-75
>     >     >     >     EndSection
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Save and exit the xorg.conf file
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Restart the system.
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >     Tips:
>     >     >     >     1 - You can also test to use 100 dpi everywere
>     >     >     >     2 - If openoffice gives you a hard time remove
>     (removes
>     >     al you
>     >     >     >     openoffice settings)
>     >     >     >             rm ~/.openoffice.org2
>     >     >     >     3- Use these commands to see your settings
>     >     >     >             xdpyinfo |grep resolution
>     >     >     >             xrdb -q |grep Xft
>     >     >     >
>     >     >     >
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