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Old 04-18-2006, 12:48 PM   #1
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Smile Fonts look messed up in Arch Linux + Screen Shot

I am using Arch linux, Gnome desktop and I have this problem with my fonts that they look blurry a bit, I tried to set the font bigger so it will look better, but since the font size has to be 16(looks too big) to look better I decided to change it back to 10 and work with blurry fonts which is not fine.

So I would like to know is there anything I can do to make it look better?.
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did you try change the resolution? or try and install different fonts...
Old 04-18-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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tried already to change fonts nothing works,
but how do i change the resolution, the Gnome gave me just
1028x786 and lower.
Old 04-18-2006, 08:05 PM   #4
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Wtf coolb, does you sig need to be bigger than the whole thread?!?

Irad: Try looking here for some info. I've been using Arch for a fair while and I've seen a lot of people whinging that fonts look crappy under it but I guess I've been lucky, never experienced the problem myself. Search their forums and the wiki though, there is miles of documentation regarding the issue that should give you a start in the right direction
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Solved - Blurry Fonts (Arch Linux and GNOME)

I couldn't find a straight answer on how to solve this anywhere.

I just installed Arch Linux earlier today and got GNOME up and running, but had the same problem you did. The solution is simple, but nobody seems to know it - in the GNOME desktop session go to System -> Preferences -> Appearance, and click on the Fonts tab. There are four settings for fonts. Pick the one that is easiest on your eyes.

I don't think people realize what a problem slightly blurry fonts are - my eyes constantly try to focus them and get fatigued within an hour. Can't have that when you're working on homework now can we?
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Anytime I install Arch I download and install freetype2-ubuntu, fontconfig-ubuntu, libxft-ubuntu, cairo-ubuntu, ttf-dejavu, ttf-liberation, ttf-linux-libertine, ttf-ms-fonts, ttf-vista-fonts, ttf-tahoma and ttf-google-webfonts.

Then I go to XFCE font settings and enable anti-aliasing, turn on hinting to full, set my display as RGB and set my DPI to 96. I also (personally) set the Ubuntu font to be the system-wide default font.

IMHO, my fonts always look beautiful. YMMV.


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