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Old 08-05-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
Anmol
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KDE- Konsole Fonts


I installed debian recently and my konsole fonts are too ugly. I have
anti-aliasing enabled on my system. Strangely, there are only
3-4 fonts to select from in Konsole and even they do not look good.
Font config in Kontrol Panel has many fonts. On the other hand,
I was using Fedora Core and it has beautiful console/Konsole fonts.
It uses Monospace by default and it was damm good. I tried using
Monospace on my machine and it looks ugly. Any help/suggestions for this ?

Anmol
 
Old 08-05-2005, 05:43 AM   #2
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Try installing the "xfonts-terminus" package -- these fonts should look good in terminals.

Also check out that you've got the general font settings OK. Do (as root) "dpkg-reconfigure libpango1.0-common" and entrust font management to defoma. If you've got msttcorefonts installed, you need to have the following line in the "Files" section of your Xserver config file:
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"

You can also do (as root) "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig" and select the "Autohinter" option (and subpixel rendering if you've got a LCD display). You can also do (as root) "fc-cache -fv" to make sure that all the installed fonts have been registered.

There may be some additional things you need to do in KDE but I don't use KDE, so I wouldn't know anything about that.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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RE: Konsole Fonts

I tried what you said in your reply. But it stays the same. No more fonts were added to choose in konsole fonts. Is something else that I can do to make konsole fonts better.

Anmol
 
Old 08-07-2005, 02:15 AM   #4
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Did you enable bitmapped fonts in "dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig"? My KDE skills are a bit rusty, so I cannot tell right off the bat what you need to do to make more fonts available in Konsole. In the meanwhile, I'd suggest that you could try a different terminal application -- xfce4-terminal is nice, for example.
 
  


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