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Old 06-20-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Debian Lenny ugly fonts


i am using Debian Lenny and it has really ugly fonts. both in Iceweasel and in Windowmaker.

any solution ?
 
Old 06-20-2007, 04:18 AM   #2
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Install graphics card drivers. Or are you saying they are "boring".
 
Old 06-20-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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Iceweasel is Firefox, about a third of the way down the page link below is a section called "Font & Colors".
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/options
 
Old 06-20-2007, 08:47 AM   #4
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http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Font-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:23 AM   #5
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Install graphics card drivers. Or are you saying they are "boring".
do you really think i did not do that ?

i am not a newbie and hence i know what is the name of the driver of the graphics card i have and i have configured X with that driver.

on BLAG(a Fedora based distro which uses Free Softwares only), there is no problem like that.

on Arch, i solved the problem after installing "ttf-msfonts" (non-free) and on CRUX, i do not install those "ms-ttf" fonts because i do not have problem there.

do not know what is the issue with Debian.

{NOTE:I do not like non-free content on my system, hence i do not install "ttf-msfonts" on my system anymore . i do not even use, Flash, Java and mp3. i use Vorbis and Theroa"}
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:26 AM   #6
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Iceweasel is Firefox, about a third of the way down the page link below is a section called "Font & Colors".
http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/options
i knew this from last 1.5 years, since my 1st stint with Mozilla/Firefox. i always change this after installation :-)

BUT it does not solve the problem :-(
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:30 AM   #7
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hey...thanks for that, will read that. BTW, i have removed Debian because i found it an user-friendly OS. i have installed CRUX now
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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you got rid of it because it was easy to work with?
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:47 PM   #9
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{NOTE:I do not like non-free content on my system, hence i do not install "ttf-msfonts" on my system anymore . i do not even use, Flash, Java and mp3. i use Vorbis and Theroa"}
Redhat made a free replacement for those ms fonts:
https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/
 
Old 06-22-2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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I didn't find the Redhat fonts to be superior to the free combination of DejaVu and LinuxLibertine. Maybe once they have complete hinting and anti-alias components. The only MS Font I really use is Tahoma, and it doesn't come with msttcorefonts anyway.
 
Old 06-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #11
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I didn't find the Redhat fonts to be superior to the free combination of DejaVu and LinuxLibertine. Maybe once they have complete hinting and anti-alias components. The only MS Font I really use is Tahoma, and it doesn't come with msttcorefonts anyway.
Well, it's not just the looks. They're designed to work exactly the same as as the ones from MS.
Being a very crappy web developer, I like that idea (It would make things a lot easier).
I agree they're not really perfect (yet) though (but it's a start).

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:52 PM   #12
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It is ok to use Java now. It is open source.

http://www.sun.com/2006-1113/feature/
 
Old 06-22-2007, 11:56 PM   #13
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Flash too.

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pres...06Mozilla.html
 
Old 06-23-2007, 01:44 AM   #14
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It is ok to use Java now. It is open source.

http://www.sun.com/2006-1113/feature/
well, it does not look so. when i download JRE from Sun's webs-site, http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

this is what they want me to accept: http://www.java.com/en/download/license.jsp

it does not look like GPL. look at the RESTRICTIONS section, it does not even come close to BSD/MIT or any OSI approved license.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 01:50 AM   #15
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this what they offer to users: http://www.adobe.com/licensing/distribution/license/

i don't think me & OSI likes it
 
  


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