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Old 10-13-2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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Ugly fonts in firefox :(


So I've installed Moziilla firefox and the fonts are ... really ugly .. How can I make them look like in windoze xp for example?
 
Old 10-13-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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here's a screenshot
http://themlg.net/~offroad/tmp/fonts.png
 
Old 10-13-2004, 04:57 PM   #3
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have you tried adjusting them in the Tools>Options>Fonts&Colors?

I also have a problem with firefox fonts - but the only ones of mine that are truly messed up are in windows like the one i'm typing right now - the cursor covers the last half of the letter i just typed which is really annoying. the other fonts i can live with.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:44 PM   #4
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seems like your firefox isn't properly configured/compiled to use anti-aliased fonts; this is usually a freetype/xft/... problem.

which version of firefox did you install (i recommend http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...staller.tar.gz) which works fine along with freetype here; or did you install it from your distribution cd/whatever?

infos on your distribution and if your other apps render fonts properly would help solving this problem.

best regards
 
Old 10-14-2004, 03:36 AM   #5
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I don't remember how I've installed it ... but I'll download it again from that link you've posted above and I'll recompile it agian ...hope it works ...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 03:48 AM   #6
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I don't remember how I've installed it ... but I'll download it again from that link you've posted above and I'll recompile it agian ...hope it works ...
dude

--enable-xft

the entire configure line should be something on the order of (just as an example)
Code:
export MOZILLA_OFFICIAL="1" &&
export BUILD_OFFICIAL="1" &&
export MOZ_PHOENIX="1" &&
./configure --prefix=/opt/firefox \
            --enable-default-toolkit=gtk2 \
            --with-x --with-system-zlib \
            --with-system-jpeg --with-system-png --with-system-mng \
            --enable-xft --enable-crypto \
            --disable-accessibility \
            --disable-tests --disable-debug \
            --disable-logging --enable-reorder \
            --enable-strip --disable-pedantic \
            --enable-cpp-rtti --enable-extensions=all \
            --disable-calendar --disable-mailnews
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:01 AM   #7
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What are you tryin' to say? I should compile it all of this options ..or what?
 
Old 10-14-2004, 05:23 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by sys7em
here's a screenshot
http://themlg.net/~offroad/tmp/fonts.png
Check your Fonts and colors settings..............
 
Old 10-14-2004, 07:59 AM   #9
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What distro? Slackware (my personal best friend) doesn't come with TrueType fonts - you have to leech them off of a Windows box manually. I would imagine that some other less user-friendly distros are the same way.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:36 AM   #10
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And where do I have to put them???
 
Old 10-14-2004, 10:15 AM   #11
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And where do I have to put them???
what distribution do you use? there might be an easier way as the manual install.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:03 PM   #12
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my distro is slack 10 ...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:05 PM   #13
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I'm using slackware 10 and my fonts look nothing like that...and I did nothing special when compiling firefox...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:23 PM   #14
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blast ... what am I doin' wrong? ... I guess I'll uninstall and then install it again .. I'll keep u inform of any troubles ...
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:56 PM   #15
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Check out the XFree86 Font Deuglification Howto
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/FDU/

It worked just fine for me in Slack 10, although you'll have to use xorg.conf insteaf od XFree86.conf (same thing, defferent name).

The first few pages alone will help a lot - changing your screen DPI to 100 and the fonts to match. Don't get into the TrueType and Type1 fonts, however - that info is outdated.
 
  


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