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Old 11-26-2002, 09:57 PM   #1
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Help with font issues etc...


Hello everybody.
I am totally new to Linux,i bought the SuSe Linux 8.1 Distribution in the store today.
The reason was i really wanted to see what it is all about.

Just on a sidenote, the installation went incredibly easy, im still stunned to be honest.

So here is my very first question

Why are all fonts looking so ugly? This to me does not seem normal, im using the KDE. I had a look at the font options, and if i understood correctly, i will have to get some decent fonts to get this solved.

After searching this forum for quite a time, i found a message where someone suggested to get fonts here
http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/ .

Now, it looks like an awfull lengthy process to get this done, and frankly, i have no clue how to do this.
I would appreciate if someone could get me started (i really hope it is not going to be such a pain to install whatever comes to mind).

Thanks a lot in advance for your time and help.

Best regards from Vienna,
datune
 
Old 11-26-2002, 10:51 PM   #2
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The fonts are most probably looking ugly because you haven't activated antialising, this can be activated via the KDE control center in the fonts section...

#Garry

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Old 11-26-2002, 11:29 PM   #3
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Actually i activated antialising, as a matter of fact, it doesn't really make them look better at all.

Sofar my experience with Linux is radically dropping, through i sort of new this beforehand. Guess i will try to take the somewhat longer learning curve and hope it makes up for it.

As of right now, i can't figure out why make and make install is not recognized as a command.
Im getting this error : bash: make: command not found

Im giving up for today, sort of makes me a bit say if i think i have just wasted three or more hours trying to figure out why the fonts (are still) looking like crap, and alongside trying to get this http://www.kyz.uklinux.net/cabextract.php3 to somehow work. To be honest, it's all somewhat of a pain in the ***.
 
Old 11-27-2002, 04:34 AM   #4
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Try this link if you haven't got a windo$e partition to copy fonts from
http://www.pclinuxonline.com/modules...ticle&sid=3922

You can then select different fonts in your apps if you need to.

HTH

Dutch
 
Old 11-27-2002, 05:00 AM   #5
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datune:
Make sure your screen DPI is set up correctly.

Cheers,
Andre
 
Old 11-27-2002, 02:47 PM   #6
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Well, i just took the .ttf fonts from my windows installation on my other HDD.
it is better now, but still by no means as good looking as on windows. I don't know why, i guess it is prolly my fault.
Any ideas would be appreciated
 
Old 11-27-2002, 02:54 PM   #7
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Linux still isn't quite as good with fonts, unfortunately, but with the ttf fonts you can now select better fonts in Konqueror, Mozilla, etc.

Probably the best bet is to do a Google search on fonts and look at some of the linux sites - their search engines will help. For a start, look at www.pythonzero.org - it has a tip for Mozilla fonts.

Dutch
 
  


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