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Old 08-23-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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Question Making Linux Look good


I am not a linux newbie, but this question is kind of a noob thing.

How do you make Linux applications look good? Specfically fonts. I use mozilla and Knoquerer amount other apps, but the fonts are hard on the eyes, and blurry, and just SO MUCH LESS nice than IE/Windows/Mac normal fonts and such. Is there some magic tool I need to turn on, or some font package I should install? I don't think this is just a SuSE thing, but I haven't used RedHat in a couple weeks.

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MIKE
 
Old 08-23-2003, 07:20 PM   #2
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You could just Install new fonts.

Nimbus Sams is fine for me but you could download others if you prefer.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 10:14 PM   #3
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You can install the M$ fonts from Corefonts.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 08:42 AM   #4
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If the fonts are too blurrry, you probably have antialiasing switched on. The majority of people find this effect pleasing to the eye, however to some people it just makes the fonts look out of focus.

At least in Red Hat 9, you can switch off font AA from the fonts control panel applet, and install new fonts by dragging them into fonts:/// in nautilus.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:46 PM   #5
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I second SexyPenguin's suggestion to install the MS Truetype core fonts. If you are running KDE (isn't that SuSE's standard?) there is a font installing tool on the Control Centre (under System Admin) if you have trouble getting them recognised.

I have antialiasing turned on (Control Centre->Appearance->Fonts) and also sub-pixel hinting. Results are the best I've ever seen on any OS, especially in KDE apps.

I'm also running XFree 4.3.0. Not sure if that makes a difference.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 11:43 PM   #6
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I'll try out those fonts when I am back at that workstation. Thanks for your help.
 
  


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