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calande 07-11-2006 08:57 PM

How to have fonts as nice as in MS Windows?
 
I tweaked the fontconfig XML files so that fonts look like on Windows. This code is borrowed from PC-BSD. You first need to install the Microsoft fonts. Then download the xml files and extract the file into /etc/fonts/ as root:

Code:

sudo tar -xvjpf nicefonts.tbz -C /etc/fonts/
Log out from Linux and relog in. Here's how your desktop will look like:

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/8812/opera0hx.png
http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ubuntu5ui.png

It's a lot more complex than disabling antialiasing at small font sizes :)
For those of us who like the Windows fonts :rolleyes:

nadroj 07-11-2006 09:02 PM

id like to see but you cant really see the fonts in the picture

calande 07-11-2006 09:12 PM

Sorry, I just updated ;)

nadroj 07-11-2006 09:17 PM

hmm i dont see a huge difference.. or maybe mine are installed by default. ive never looked into configuring them, oh well.

thanks for updating it so i could check it out

ErrorBound 07-11-2006 11:07 PM

blugh, I like the fonts that came with KDE much better than the MS-fonts, especially in firefox.

cs-cam 07-12-2006 02:20 AM

I like the Bitstream Vera family so as always it's about personal taste.


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