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Old 07-13-2008, 03:00 AM   #76
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Here are some more font SlackBuilds:

Mac FontsLucida Grande, Apple Garamond, etc. Sets the Sans, sans-serif and Serif aliases to the appropriate Mac fonts. If you have the Monaco font (not included) then it will use that for the Monospace alias.

Microsoft's Core Fonts for the WebThe SlackBuild is all you need (it downloads the font archive).

I haven't tested these very extensively, so feel free to report problems.

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:49 AM   #77
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If I might add another tip, if you want really crystal clear fonts, besides doing the above, if you have an LCD screen make sure to run at native resolution, that way the fonts are not blurred.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 10:17 PM   #78
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I've implemented your solution for better font rendering on my Slackware 12.0 computer. There is an amazing difference in the quality of the fonts. This has been a worthwhile upgrade. I did run into one issue. When I logged into Hotmail I noticed that right after login Hotmail tells me to upgrade my browser (eg. IE 7, Firefox, etc.). I temporarily got around this by installing the UserAgent Switcher extension and changed my UserAgent settings. But I later noticed that there was a patch that is applied to the slackbuild script and this adds "Bluewhite64 12/1 " to the UserAgent string. I was able to change this without recompiling firefox by deleting that string from firefox.js located in "/usr/lib/firefox-3.0.1/defaults/pref/". The location may be different on your computer. Otherwise, this has been one of the most useful threads I've used.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 04:33 PM   #79
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[QUOTE=dugan;3204590]I read, on the Arch Linux forums, about people taking Ubuntu's font patches and using them on Arch. I tried them on Slackware and the results are good! Are they better than the LCD patches that Daedra ported for us? I don't know. They're both good and the choice is tough:

Dugan these packages are superb,the best fonts have looked on my slackware installation ever well done.

Just a small tip my fonts didn`t see much of a chnage until i completely rebooted my system just restarting x didn`t make much of a change

thanks again

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Old 07-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #80
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I just found this thread, and did everything in 12. Amazing. I love the way everything looks now. Thank you Daedra.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 08:17 PM   #81
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[QUOTE=todders;3220152]
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I read, on the Arch Linux forums, about people taking Ubuntu's font patches and using them on Arch. I tried them on Slackware and the results are good! Are they better than the LCD patches that Daedra ported for us? I don't know. They're both good and the choice is tough:

Dugan these packages are superb,the best fonts have looked on my slackware installation ever well done.

Just a small tip my fonts didn`t see much of a chnage until i completely rebooted my system just restarting x didn`t make much of a change

thanks again

todders

I am starting to wonder if when I tested the dugan ubuntu patches I did something wrong, could you post a screenshot so I can make a comparison.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 11:52 PM   #82
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Strange things...

Installing that macfonts package created with slackbuild seems to have broken the new font rendering completely. The fonts look awful now Strange...
 
Old 07-20-2008, 12:13 AM   #83
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Remove /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-macfonts.conf, run fc-cache -f -v, and restart X. That will get your Sans, Serif and Monospace aliases back the way they were, and you'll still have the Mac fonts available.

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Old 07-20-2008, 12:32 AM   #84
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Remove /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-macfonts.conf, run fc-cache -f -v, and restart X. That will get your Sans, Serif and Monospace aliases back the way they were, and you'll still have the Mac fonts available.
No help there, but it is indeed fc-cache that destroys the rendering. I tried uninstalling the macfonts (and in the process the /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-macfonts.conf got removed too, but the fonts are still ugly. I got the pretty fonts back by temporarily reverting to default libXft, cairo and freetype and running fc-cache. After that I re-installed the modifies packages from this thread, and the fonts were perfect until the next fc-cache run.
 
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Then the Mac fonts weren't at fault, were they?

Sounds like you just don't like the way the new font rendering looks . Just stick with the default Slackware packages then.

If you want to continue investigating, then you need a) mention which set of font packages you're using, b) post the contents of your fontconfig config file (.fonts.conf or local.conf), and c) post a screenshot of the "broken" font rendering. That will help us understand what your situation is.

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Old 07-20-2008, 01:01 AM   #86
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Then the Mac fonts weren't at fault, were they?

Sounds like you just don't like the way the new font rendering looks . Just stick with the default Slackware packages then.
Nope I _do_ like the way the new font rendering looks, it's beautiful. However, running fc-cache seems to mess it up for some odd reason. You are right about the fact that the problem is not with mac fonts. It just appeared after installing them because fc-cache got run when I installed them. The problem seems to be somehow related to the files in /etc/fonts/conf.d. I'll try to have a look at them when I have time. For now I just disabled fc-cache from the startup scripts as I'm not planning to install any new fonts.
 
Old 07-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #87
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If you're using the Ubuntu packages then try deleting 30-metric-aliases.conf from /etc/fonts/conf.d. I'm not an expert at reading Fontconfig files, but this one appears to override font choices. I would consider that a bad thing.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 01:08 AM   #88
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Here's a screenshot of what my desktop currently looks like.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 05:32 AM   #89
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hello here is also a screen shot of my current desktop..

http://www.esnips.com/doc/aaabb763-7...d7df/slackware

regards

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Todders,

I can only view the little thumbnail on that website. If I click
on Large or Original Size, the small image disappears and some
obnoxious flash add pops up.
 
  


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