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Old 07-13-2007, 03:44 PM   #31
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thanks IsaacKuo, i think ill try and find a similar alternative without the 'MS' in the title
 
Old 07-13-2007, 04:04 PM   #32
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I agree with the others who find Bitstream Vera Sans just about the most pleasant to use font. The successor to Bitstream is Deja Vu, which has expanded from Bitstream.

For my eyes, Bitstream/Deja Vu Sans and Sans Mono particularly excel at smaller font sizes where most fonts falter.
 
Old 07-13-2007, 08:36 PM   #33
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I agree, the Deja Vu fonts are very nice.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 04:09 AM   #34
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Just wanted to note: There's sometimes a conflict of fanciness vs. readability.

A font that looks good may not necessarily be the most suitable font for large chunks of text. And vice versa.

Eg, I find the simple, mono-spaced fonts typically used by default for terminal windows like konsole or xterm and on the CLI in Linux a lot more comfortable for reading longer text on the screen than any of the super-fancy fonts used for word-processing. And, btw, I prefer a light grey or some other bright background colour instead of the high-contrast white background in OOo. Therefore I prepare text with a text editor, and use the text processing application later for formatting and structuring.

This also helps me to concentrate on the content of my text, instead of being distracted by playing around with the looks of it.

That's why I love TeX and LaTeX so much better than classic word processors, and I really appreciate that OOo has a LaTeX export function (that needs to be improved, but at least it's there).

Apart from that: When I (have to) use OOo, I usually use Bitstream fonts because I found them to look very similar on Linux and Windows, which is important when I have to exchange documents with people using more exotic desktop operating systems. ;-)

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Old 07-14-2007, 05:31 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by uselpa
I wrote a howto which only covers the noAA-bytecode case. I think that the fonts issue is a problem for newbies and that a more complete HOWTO would be a great idea.
Wow I can't thank you enough for posting this link uselpa!!

Finally my fonts look *crispy* (can't say I'm a fan of the blurry anti aliased fonts, they drive me crazy). Never thought I would be able to fix that problem
 
Old 07-15-2007, 04:53 AM   #36
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can't say I'm a fan of the blurry anti aliased fonts, they drive me crazy
You're welcome. Please note that it's easier to create freetype packages by using the official buildscripts, there are just 2 lines to change.
 
Old 06-28-2008, 08:19 PM   #37
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That so called subpixel rendering of colored pixels makes my eyes water... Its that bad. Blowing cigarette smoke in my face isn't nearly as bad.
I like my fonts with AA but no subpixel rendering.
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/148/fontsfv1.png
That's how its done.

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Old 12-02-2008, 05:09 PM   #38
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Some guy actually designed the fonts for windows and there is a way to compile your /etc/X11 fonts to make it look close to perfect on Linux.

From what I heard there is a patent copyright issue with the design of it.

Personally I do not see how MS can legally get away with the monopoly that they have with fonts..., Perhaps it creates more jobs in America.... and politico's look the other way?

But all Gates did was take an idea that was already out there, and capitalized on it.

Unix and Linux was out before Windows, Windows was easy to use because they understood what most people wanted, they want to be told what to do,how to do it (click) and not willing to learn it. Simplisity. (is this a word...?)

With that came an addiction to the internet (you name it from gaming to......?), and the ridiculous security flaws, updates, patches and anti-virus ware and spyware programs offered out there....


All that translates to $$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Still people are willing to shell it out, because they like to be told.....

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:30 PM   #39
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Unix and Linux was out before Windows, Windows was easy to use because they understood what most people wanted, they want to be told what to do,how to do it (click) and not willing to learn it. Simplisity. (is this a word...?)

It's a word, but it spelled "simplicity".

I couldn't disagree with you more. "Most people" are not young men willing to spend hours a day in front of their machine (Charlene) to learn the ins and outs (ooof, It's getting hot) of Linux.

It's just another appliance to them. They're not in love with their toasters, so why would they care about their computers? Just plug it in and lets go already. email, facebook, youtube, maybe some shopping, and goodbye.

I think you're making the mistake of thinking that people who aren't technically savvy are unintelligent or lazy.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 07:20 PM   #40
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Did I not spell it right.....?

Based on what you have written, you have stated exactly what I am saying, in another way.

The only exception is, I do not think people are not intelligent or lazy, the average American is consumed with every day life.

People are creatures of habit, in other words, they are only comfortable with what they are used to.

Some people would rather change their own oil to their car and take more ownership. Others feel its not worth their trouble.

In short it becomes a subjective opinion.

If the average person would be more willing to have an open mind, I believe they would find Linux a better operating system. That is just my subjective opinion....

But we all like different things, and drive different cars....



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It's a word, but it spelled "simplicity".

I couldn't disagree with you more. "Most people" are not young men willing to spend hours a day in front of their machine (Charlene) to learn the ins and outs (ooof, It's getting hot) of Linux.

It's just another appliance to them. They're not in love with their toasters, so why would they care about their computers? Just plug it in and lets go already. email, facebook, youtube, maybe some shopping, and goodbye.

I think you're making the mistake of thinking that people who aren't technically savvy are unintelligent or lazy.
 
  


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