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    Why Linux Fonts are Not Smooth?!!


    Hi there,

    Why Linux fonts are not as smooth as those in windows even if i use smoothing for the fonts in Linux, they are still not as smooth as those in windows or mac?!!!


    Thank you,

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    Linux Guru techieMoe's Avatar
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    I believe our resident ghost has a possible solution for that.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...ts-debian.html

    Read through the whole thing. There are corrections toward the bottom.
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    thank you for replying

    but I didn't find my font-config file in my home!!!

    I am using ubuntu 8.04

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    That's strange... my fonts under Linux always look far better than they do in Windows.

    If you happen to be running an LCD monitor, be sure to use sub-pixel rendering with full hinting.
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    its .font.conf file in Ubuntu. Replace its contents with font config posted here and restart X Server.
    Code:
    gedit ~/.font.conf
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    Mine are just as smooth as the fonts on my Windows installation. The trick I use is to recompile fontconfig2 with subpixel support (its disabled by default on most distros due to patent issues).

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    Quote Originally Posted by daark.child View Post
    Mine are just as smooth as the fonts on my Windows installation. The trick I use is to recompile fontconfig2 with subpixel support (its disabled by default on most distros due to patent issues).
    how do I recompile fontconfig with sbupixel?!!!

    I have LCD Screen and I use sub-pixel rendering with full hinting but I still have same problem especially with small fonts and it is so difficult to read the text on the browser

    how do I recompile fontconfig with sbupixel so I can solve the problem?!!!

    thank you,

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    What distribution are you using? Rebuilding packages depends on the distro you are using.

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    I am using ubuntu 8.04

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    I don't know anything about rebuilding Debian packages, so unfortunately I can't be of much help there. Have you tried the suggestions mentioned above?

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