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Old 08-27-2006, 05:12 AM   #1
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Gnome Fonts look ugly

I recently did an update with apt and now all my gnome applications have non anti-aliased (or pixel hinting) fonts that look really ugly. Such applications as Mozilla Firefox, gparted and gimp all look terrible. My KDE apps however are not affected such as open office.

Is it possible to correct this using configuration files? I currently do not have the entire gnome desktop installed so i dont think i can access the gnome control panel?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have a LCD screen and these fonts look terrible on it.

my ~/.gtkrc-2.0:
gtk-font-name = "Tahoma 12"
gtk-xft-antialias = 1
i have even exported exported antialiasing to be on:
my fonts.conf:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
Old 08-27-2006, 10:53 PM   #2
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does anyone have any ideas? Or will i have to install the whole gnome desktop just to get to the control panel to enable it?
Old 08-27-2006, 11:00 PM   #3
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Do you have the gnome-control-center application? (/opt/gnome/bin/gnome-control-center) That's all that I can think of. The GUI fonts are a bit of a mystery to me too. :-)
Old 08-27-2006, 11:22 PM   #4
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Normally, on Gnome there is a menu ... Desktop|Preferences|Font

In it is an option to select Subpixel Smoothing

That might help


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