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Old 05-19-2005, 04:59 AM   #1
insurin
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font looks like its been wrote with a pen


This may sound silly. I have fedora core 3 on my laptop and my pc at home. At home I have no problems with the font on a sony 21" trinitron but on my dell laptop which has a res of 1024x768 and font sizes set to 8 and 9. The font just looks realy scruffy and blotchy. This is the same for all different font faces I try.

In Firefox as well, I just cant get a font that looks nice, this is not just my personal preference but it looks bad. Yet when I go and use IE on a windows box, fonts are never an issue
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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Insurin,

Had the same problem in Firefox under mandrake 10.1, following this advice from aerogate solved the problem for me.

Now whilst this relates to mandrake 10.1 the general idea of importing the MS fonts could set you on the right tack.


Hope this helps/gets you started

The Monkey

http://convexhull.com/mandrake_fonts.html
 
Old 06-22-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
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I would suggest you check off your aa on your fonts. Had this problem a few months back.

-=-EDIT-=-
Oh man, didn't realize Kirmonkey post. That is a really nice, descriptive page. It should definitely solve your problem.

--Abid Kazmi

Last edited by securehack; 06-22-2005 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 06:35 AM   #4
insurin
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Originally posted by Kirmonkey
Insurin,

Had the same problem in Firefox under mandrake 10.1, following this advice from aerogate solved the problem for me.

Now whilst this relates to mandrake 10.1 the general idea of importing the MS fonts could set you on the right tack.


Hope this helps/gets you started

The Monkey

http://convexhull.com/mandrake_fonts.html
thanks a lot matie, that has made my Linux desktop soooooooo much better.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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Well have fun =)

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