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Well, How can I make the Default fonts and the fonts used in OpenOffice etc to goodlooking (Microsoft) fonts? I have heard something about "emerge -av truetype" and of "emerge ...
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    Well, How can I make the Default fonts and the fonts used in OpenOffice etc to goodlooking (Microsoft) fonts?
    I have heard something about "emerge -av truetype" and of "emerge -av onetype"

    But well both dont really work.
    Any tips? Docs?

    Thanks

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    Robin-

    Those types of fonts are often a pain in gentoo. In my experience the menu fonts looking bad are caused by three different things.
    1.) DPI issue
    2.) CRT monitor
    3.) anti-aliasing
    (can be adjusted in several places. xorg, kde control center, probably somewhere in a gnome wm, etc.)

    There is a gentoo guide here which covers a lot of topics but doesn't necessarily cover exact specifics.

    Quick Tips:
    in /etc/make.conf or package specific in /etc/portage/package.use

    USE="truetype .... rest of use flags"

    then:

    emerge -pv corefonts freetype

    Hope it helps.

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    Thanks a lot..
    Well I found what the problem was in the meanwhile.
    And well dont Laugh.. I forgot to place to .ttf files in the right X11 folder (SHAME)

    Cheers,
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    I don't really have a font problem in gentoo. In fact, my fonts in gentoo look better than in my windows install.

    You may want to take a look here: HOWTO Xorg and Fonts - Gentoo Linux Wiki

    You can play around with some of the settings to make them look great.

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