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Ever since I upgraded my Mandriva system to 2008.0.0, some web sites, including this one, look bad in firefox. The main font--including the one I see as I'm typing--is not ...
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- 02-12-2008 #1
Ever since I upgraded my Mandriva system to 2008.0.0, some web sites, including this one, look bad in firefox. The main font--including the one I see as I'm typing--is not smoothed. It looks like it was printed on a dot matrix printer. (Although it looks good in Konqueror.)
I think it is Lucida or Lucida Grande. These used to look good before the upgrade, but now they look bad.
I recommend against using them.
- 02-12-2008 #2
Try this fix, it works for more than just Debian.
- 02-12-2008 #3
Very interesting. I don't have a ~/.font.conf file on either my Mandriva or Xubuntu system. That seems to have been replaced with files in the ~/.fontconfig directory.
Grepping through all these files, I see lots of entries for various Lucida fonts (Lucida, LucidaBright, LucidaTypewriter, LucidaBrightDemiBold, etc.). But there is no Lucida Grande or simiar.
strings ~/.fontconfig/* | grep -i grand
But I saved the recommended ~/.font.conf file anyway, so whenever I get a chance to exit all my browser tabs (hopefully sometime this month), I'll restart X and see if it made a difference.
- 02-13-2008 #4
I didn't have one either, so I created it and it works for me.
Let us know how it goes for you too.
- 02-17-2008 #5
OK, I copied that .font.conf file to my home directory and rebooted my system (since I was upgrading the kernel anyway). It made no difference.
The font on this page still looks like something out of the middle '90s.
- 02-17-2008 #6
look in your home directory with this command to see if maybe you have a font.conf by another name, I have .fontconfig and font.conf
cd ~ && ls -la |grep font
- 02-17-2008 #7
Is that font.conf or .font.conf?
Also, isn't .fontconfig a directory loaded with mysterious -x86.cache-2 files?
- 02-17-2008 #8
should be .font.conf and you are right, .fontconfig is a directory.
Here is a pretty good looking tutorial for Mandriva fonts.
Fonts On X