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Old 07-21-2004, 11:18 PM   #1
oudent
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Changing ugly fonts in aMSN


I must not have some font on my Slackware 10 install, because when I use aMSN messenger there is a problem. The Titles in the the preferences -> advanced tab are all blocky, as if my computer was reverting to 1980! That also shows up as the font for my Name in the main contact list window. I can't find any options to change this....it really is ugly.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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you may just need to dig through your font collection in Tools > Appearance

there's an option there to change aMSN's interface font and size.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 09:38 AM   #3
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i have the same problem as oudent with aMsn... I changed the font, I selected an MS TrueType font, but there is no font antialiasing. Anyone knows how to activate it?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 06:24 PM   #4
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im not sure if thats possable; amsn uses an older gui set
than most modern linux apps....

if your font is really farked up try somerthing readable like times or helvetica.

needless to say i've got Amsn and on slack10 and it rules !!!
 
Old 11-17-2004, 11:17 PM   #5
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From what I can tell, I did something wrong when installing Slack 10, because the font problem is not isolated to aMSN. It seemed worse, just because the fonts used were particularly bad, so changing the fonts to a more common font like arial helped. I've really cut back on using linux for the school year, just because of CUPS, so this is no longer a serious issue.

But thanks.
 
  


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