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Old 05-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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How to fix ugly fonts in web pages in gnome shell on debian wheezy?


I installed the cantrell fonts and they seem to take effect on the system but not on web pages, Here is a screenshot of reddit.com below you can see how pencil thin and ugly they are.

http://i.imgur.com/XWTnztj.png
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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Install microsoft's fonts as well, since most sites use them.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #3
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Install microsoft's fonts as well, since most sites use them.
I do, I have every font imaginable installed, I even had OSX ttf's installed lol. I go into iceweasel or chromium and try to override the system font settings and i have tried everything imaginable, It's like the fonts are being used but are not being rendered properly.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Another solution (especially for those of us don't like or want the ms fonts) is to stop webpages trying to choose their own fonts and just set the font(s) you want to use in the browsers configuration. I tend to use dejavu sans/serif in iceweasel/iceape with wheezy's default font rendering config and it looks good to me.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:21 PM   #5
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Another solution (especially for those of us don't like or want the ms fonts) is to stop webpages trying to choose their own fonts and just set the font(s) you want to use in the browsers configuration. I tend to use dejavu sans/serif in iceweasel/iceape with wheezy's default font rendering config and it looks good to me.
I tried that as well in both browsers, What happened was the fonts are being used they are just not being rendered properly and i suspect the problem is gnome because i also have xfce 4.8 installed on this system and the fonts look fine under xfce.

So this seems to be a problem with gnome.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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gnome has it's own configuration which will probably override the system font configruation. I don't use gnome so can't help much there.
 
Old 06-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
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Might help, might not.

http://www.binarytides.com/gorgeous-...-ubuntu-linux/
 
Old 06-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #8
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Have you adjusted font settings in Gnome Tweak Tool, aka Advanced Settings? For an LCD, go for Rgb, subpixel, slight hinting.

If you have an LCD with a sharpness control, adjust it and see what happens. Mine has a dramatic impact.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 01:25 AM   #9
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Also you might try:
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
At the first screen I chose the option for mostly other fonts than DejaVu or M$ and that did it for me. No M$ fonts on my system thanks.
 
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