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Old 11-07-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Improving font readability in Firefox and Opera in KDE


I'm currently using Mandriva 2007.0 and the fonts look terrible in Firefox, Opera and Konqueror. I've installed MS true type fonts but the fonts are still too blurry and small while surfing--I always have to use ctrl+ to make them bigger and a little more readable--I've enabled anti-aliasing but don't notice a real improvement. I've noticed this problem in every distro that uses the KDE--for some reason, fonts look a little clearer and sharper in Gnome, IMHO.

Is there anyway to make the browsing experience more comfortable in KDE??? I've heard that installing webcore fonts and changing the dpi setting might help--if so, what is the optimal setting? I really want to use Linux full-time but don't want to go blind in the process!

Thx for any suggestions or ideas that you might have!
 
Old 11-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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I'm currently using Mandriva 2007.0 and the fonts look terrible in Firefox, Opera and Konqueror. I've installed MS true type fonts but the fonts are still too blurry and small while surfing--I always have to use ctrl+ to make them bigger and a little more readable--I've enabled anti-aliasing but don't notice a real improvement. I've noticed this problem in every distro that uses the KDE--for some reason, fonts look a little clearer and sharper in Gnome, IMHO.

Is there anyway to make the browsing experience more comfortable in KDE??? I've heard that installing webcore fonts and changing the dpi setting might help--if so, what is the optimal setting? I really want to use Linux full-time but don't want to go blind in the process!

Thx for any suggestions or ideas that you might have!

Yes, there is. In kde fonts use the kde settings, so fonts in Konqueror browser will look superb.
However if you use firefox, gimp or any non kde application then these fonts will not be rendered by kde. The solution is to download
gtk-engine-qt (I dont know its package name in mandrake or mandriva) but after downloading you will see a new icon in kde control centre. The link below has a screenshot and a download link

http://gtk-qt.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

With gtk applications the fonts are rendered using the qt widget set and will look much better than windows.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 06:06 PM   #3
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Thx for you help but I have a few more questions. Will GTK Styles and Fonts replace the MS True Type Fonts that I installed earlier? Should anti-aliasing be enabled with them? Do I need to make any changes within FF and Opera before using them? Will these fonts also appear in Open Office?

In your opinion, does Gnome render fonts more smoothly and clearly than KDE--fonts in the current "Gutsy" version of Ubuntu seem more readable than distros using KDE.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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I've been doing a lot of research on the Net on ways to improve font readability in Linux and make the browsing experience more pleasant on the eyes. My browsing experience hasn't been very enjoyable using Firefox on KDE distros, so I've been determined to look for a way to surf the Net without damaging my eyesight.

I came across two articles which focus on Gnome and Ubuntu, but I'd like to know whether anyone has tried it on KDE. The first describes how to obtain sharp fonts using Gnome, whereas the second outlines how to install MS TT corefonts, so that the browser will render websites correctly.

Here are the links: http://www.howtoforge.com/sharp_fonts_gnome

http://www.warrenguy.com/docs/ubuntu...ing-fonts.html
 
Old 08-26-2009, 04:20 PM   #5
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Yes, there is. In kde fonts use the kde settings, so fonts in Konqueror browser will look superb.
However if you use firefox, gimp or any non kde application then these fonts will not be rendered by kde. The solution is to download
gtk-engine-qt (I dont know its package name in mandrake or mandriva) but after downloading you will see a new icon in kde control centre. The link below has a screenshot and a download link

gtk-qt.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

With gtk applications the fonts are rendered using the qt widget set and will look much better than windows.
I couldn't set up gtk tool.. It requires some additional programs before runnning.
 
  


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