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Old 08-29-2006, 11:31 AM   #1
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MS fonts problem


I have installed the msttcorefonts package on my Ubunutu dapper. I have a problem with some letters. For example there is a screenshot here for it. "k" letter really looks bad. I wonder whether anyone -or everyone maybe- seeing the k letter like this?

http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?im...enshot1wx0.png
 
Old 08-29-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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I have installed the msttcorefonts package on my Ubunutu dapper. I have a problem with some letters. For example there is a screenshot here for it. "k" letter really looks bad. I wonder whether anyone -or everyone maybe- seeing the k letter like this?

http://img87.imageshack.us/my.php?im...enshot1wx0.png
Is this happening in any other program or just your browser? Sometimes, the issue is with improperly designed websites - Linux renders screen fonts a little larger than Windows, and often foolish web designers will create areas for their text that constrains it to too small a space.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 10:47 PM   #3
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Is this happening in any other program or just your browser? Sometimes, the issue is with improperly designed websites - Linux renders screen fonts a little larger than Windows, and often foolish web designers will create areas for their text that constrains it to too small a space.
it happens only in browser. and you are right in only some websites.

is there an alternative for ubuntu default fonts and msttcorefonts. i mean can i use kde fonts with ubuntu. it is a shame i dont know such a thing but i am really ignorant
 
Old 08-30-2006, 03:21 AM   #4
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it happens only in browser. and you are right in only some websites.

is there an alternative for ubuntu default fonts and msttcorefonts. i mean can i use kde fonts with ubuntu. it is a shame i dont know such a thing but i am really ignorant
Any .ttf font will work in Ubuntu. The issue is that they render slightly different (compare Times New Roman 16 in Windows and Ubuntu, for example). I believe that setting Firefox to Times New Roman, 16pt for its default font will get you what you're looking for. Your mileage may vary...

Good luck!
 
Old 08-31-2006, 04:51 PM   #5
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Any .ttf font will work in Ubuntu. The issue is that they render slightly different (compare Times New Roman 16 in Windows and Ubuntu, for example). I believe that setting Firefox to Times New Roman, 16pt for its default font will get you what you're looking for. Your mileage may vary...

Good luck!
Thanks for your kindness
 
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No problem. You'll get a lot of that around here. ;]
 
  


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