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Old 07-11-2006, 07:57 PM   #1
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Post 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

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Old 07-11-2006, 08:02 PM   #2
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id like to see but you cant really see the fonts in the picture
 
Old 07-11-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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Sorry, I just updated
 
Old 07-11-2006, 08:17 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 07-11-2006, 10:07 PM   #5
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blugh, I like the fonts that came with KDE much better than the MS-fonts, especially in firefox.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:20 AM   #6
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I like the Bitstream Vera family so as always it's about personal taste.
 
  


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