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Old 03-01-2003, 04:15 PM   #1
ZamIam
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Fonts/Display issues


I currently have redhat 7.2 installed (using KDE), have installed all fonts available on the CD's and they still look like crap.

My intentions for a linux box is mainly to test web pages and to see what linux has to offer.

My first impression was "dam, these fonts look like crap"

I tried to install Mandrake 9 to see if had better font display, but no go, mandrake doesn't like my machine.

My question is, is there any distributions out there that I could just install (without having to add font servers or the like) that has good font support?

Also, it may be that I missed something in the redhat install? It seems to me that if the fonts don't display well, linux is not going to gain more users (in the home user market), so what am I missing?

I have heard of TTF font support but its not included yet, true?

Anyhows, besides the font issue I can see myself using Linux, but without good font display its pointless for me.

All comments appreciated,
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Old 03-01-2003, 04:28 PM   #2
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Add the Windows fonts then. Most websites use those.

Where Are My True Type Fonts?

Last edited by fancypiper; 03-01-2003 at 04:31 PM.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 04:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link, I may give it a shot, but my main question was;

My question is, is there any distributions out there that I could just install (without having to add font servers or the like) that has good font support?

I dont care if their TTF, OpenType or any linux type that may exist. It appears then that linux relies on windows fonts for clean displays? It would seem to be in Linuxs favor to include a base font collection that displays well.
 
  


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