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Old 12-07-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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hey all. greets.

Has anyone got any fonts that are clean and small. Im looking for something that has sharp edges and is easy to read. Windows has many fonts but since I've move to Linux I havent found man decent ones. Also want to find if there are fonts that look like Arial and Verdana. Any help would be apprecieated.
Old 12-07-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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Hi, I am pretty new to this myself but if you check out this gude on page 7 where it says "True Type Fonts", he gives you a link to downoad some Microsoft fonts, the ones you want are in there I believe.

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Good luck!
Old 12-07-2004, 09:24 PM   #3
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if you still have a windows installation around or a freind does copy all them fonts to linux
Old 12-08-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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Thx syntaxerror64 & foo_bar_foo.
I've imported my windows fonts to mandrake. However, the fonts are not clear. Any reason why? Could it be because Im using an LCD screen rather than a regular monitor?
Old 12-09-2004, 01:01 AM   #5
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must be something strange they have done to mandrake 10 and anti aliased tt fonts support
just like redhat they use that darn font server -- totally pointless unless you are serving fonts over a network
X has it's own modular support for freetype without the server but things need to be compiled with freetype support.
i know nothing about mandrake.
i hate to tell you about ways to try to fix it since i know so nothing about what they have done
i'm assuming the tt fonts you installed are working -- look at xfontsel to verify
if not work on getting them setup and recognized first

to test if x aa font support is working try
xterm -fa arial
if it doesn't complain about "RENDER" and the arial font looks all spaced out too far then x in compiled and setup ok and your driver is setup ok.
i guess check that aa fonts are turned on if they can be in whatever desktop you are using
there is a ckeck box under fonts for kde to use anti aliasing
if you want to try to bypass the fontserver and see if x works better
in xconfig file take out the line like
FontPath "unix/:7100"
and instead put in actual paths
(this is mine don't copy it directly it's just an example)
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
	FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/webfonts/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/MS/"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
make sure under modules you have
Load "freetype"
mine says
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "speedo"
	Load  "freetype"
Old 12-09-2004, 05:10 AM   #6
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There is actually a XFree option for LCD/TFT displays.

In Debian I have chosen it when asked during the install of Xserver-xfree86... I suppose there is a tick somewhere in Mandrake Control Center where you can choose between CRT/TFT displays.

If your XFree settings are for a CRT monitor then the fonts look _awful_ in a TFT screen.


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