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fasta 11-11-2003 03:02 AM

Font rendering (again)
I already read the whole set of posts in the forum and lurked the whole net in search for it, still I have these HORRIFYING set of fonts stomping around the monitor...
basically it looks like font rendering in my just updated (9.1) slack doesn't wanna work right.
I know I solved the prob with gnome2.2. The problem is I don't recall HOW I did... DOH.
I would really appreciate any hint about the problem.

guygriffiths 11-11-2003 04:44 AM
It tells you everything you want to know/

wolovids 11-11-2003 11:41 AM

I just copied all of my windows true type fonts into the /usr/X11/lib/fonts/TTF/ directory and executed fc-cache as root. You can also reboot if that didn't work since fc-cache is run on startup.

In Gnome, you then have to set Gnome to use the new fonts in your Desktop Preferences->Fonts.

In KDE, you might have to go into KDE Control Center as root and in the System Administration section->Font Installer to update the fonts KDE uses.

You could also update Gnome by installing which has some (not all) the Microsoft True Type Fonts. Plus you get i686 optimized versions of a whole crap load of software.

fasta 11-12-2003 03:07 AM

I'll give it a shot...
This is very weirdest whatsoever. See, I did (I think) the same thing @ home, on my personal pc, and everything works just fine, fonts included.
Here @ work, the fonts are just horrible..
I have to set my gnome -dpi to 60 and the fonts up to size 16 to have a nice smooth effect... it looks like when i set the font (any of them) size lower than 16 it starts to look funky.
What on sacre earth m I missing?
Goin nutz...

fasta 11-12-2003 10:17 AM

well well... this really threw me off...
My screen fonts started to display ok after I started KDE3.1 then went back to GNOME2.4...
Probably Gnome could'nt start the font renderer?
Opinions? This could be an interesting subject... :)

fasta 11-12-2003 11:10 AM

Here's what I see now...
I just LOVE it... !:D


Happy slackin' :D

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