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Old 11-20-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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How to Have Sharp Fonts the Windows Way


I built a more "official" tutorial on how to tweak fontconfig to have sharp fonts like Windows XP's default configuration. It's basically a set of XML files with the Microsoft fonts: http://www.sharpfonts.com/
Please don't screem at me if you dislike Microsoft and its fonts :P
 
Old 11-20-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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I actually install the msttcorefonts package as one of the first things I do on a new install- the tutorial is much appreciated (I do own several unused MS licenses ).
I wonder of anyone has done a tutorial on setting up the newish Red Hat fonts- or done a side by side comparison.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #3
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You don't need a MS Windows license to use the MS fonts, but you need to agree the EULA prior to using them.

That would be nice to see the RedHat fonts indeed. They were supposed to be adding hints to their fonts by the end of the year.

These are fonts that I like in Linux: Luxi family, DejaVu family, and to some extend, Nimbus family.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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I didn't know that about the license- my eyes glaze over when reading legalese like that
I am of the opinion that the biggest contribution that Microsoft has made in the past decade is the Comic Sans MS font
 
  


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