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I've tried this several times, and I get the same result. After a fresh install of Etch, Firefox has ragged nasty fonts. On a machine that I upgraded from Sarge the fonts are just fine. If someone has a solution I'd love to hear it. I simply do not understand fonts. My next thing to try, I guess is to check the font directories between the two machines to see what's different. Surely someone knows what's happening?
The problem is that I simply cannot figure out what the difference is between the two machines. I have spent a lot of "quality" time with the synaptic package manager with no joy. The only way I can get them to have the same firefox fonts is if I clone the root drive. The FF configuration panel does not give me the same end result. It's driving me mad.
"get the msttcorefonts from apt-get. I think thats what i did to fix it on mine."
Well, I can't say that it doesn't look better. But, that's after turning off the ability for the pages to load their own fonts (which I had tried before msttcorefonts). I dunno. I never thought fonts mattered at all, until my eyes got old.
It's a funny thing, my problem turned out to be some kind of borked up FF config of the monospace font. Now that I touched it on the machine I liked, it's gone there, as well, probably never to return. I literally looked at every font available to me, and it ain't none of them. I don't know what happened, but at least your pointer motivated me to start banging on it with a big enough hammer to get some understanding and control of the situation. Thanks!
Then it gives you three screens with different settigns you can enable and dissable. Play around with this. I cannot remember what settings I changed to get my fonts to look smooth, but play around anabled and disabling until you find a settings thats right.
I was having a similar problem when using kde and this did the trick.
The bitmap fonts seem to cause fonts to look very jagged in firefox, even after installing microsoft fonts. The solution is to run the following command as root and turn off bitmap fonts when you're given the option: