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Old 07-23-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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Font scaling issues


Ok, Slack developers didn't do a very good job when it came to fonts by the sounds of it. I've been reaind about all types of font problems...but I haven't really heard of any decent solutions.

My problem is that my fonts look like they are from the early 1970's and maybe farther back then that even (I wouldn't know since I wasn't born yet )

First of all, fonts are very limited. Secondly, so fonts look good.

The rest of the fonts are stretched and blocky. By stretched I mean some parts of the font are super fat, and other parts are normal. Antialiasing does nothing!

Its very annoying, and I don't think this should have been released like this...its just not professional....though I'm betting it is my fault...I probably didn't install something right?

Please help
 
Old 07-23-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Install more truetype fonts (TTF) then... Grab some from your nearest Windows partition, or some sources on the net.

After that, take a look at this thread.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 11:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I was still having problems with programs using the original slackware fonts, until I changed them to Windows fonts...after I followed the instructions on installing new fonts.

So there is something wrong with Slackware fonts.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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Question that's odd!

that sounds odd?

here's a look at my system

perhaps you have a poor or poorly configured video card / monitor, the fonts that came with my slackware 10.0 (and mandrake 9.1 and redhat 9.0) all worked beautifully, no real need to actually use windows fonts....

and the image i've referred to you has been scaled down, so the image doesn't even do it justice to what i'm actually seeing...

check out the KDE/Gnome control centers for font settings as well as your various browers, make sure to select "Use these fonts", provided you selected nice looking fonts...

cheers

- perry
 
Old 07-24-2004, 09:47 PM   #5
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I should clarify that not all applications had problems....but the majority of fonts that were installed were very blocky to begin with.

The application I used to confirm fonts were working well was amsn, in the Advanced Tab.
I had nice looking fonts as long as there was no scaling. I am thinking that I must have not installed a font package during installation of Slack10.

Anyways, with windows fonts, things are looking like they should. Maybe there is something I could have done, and I'm still interested in find out if there is because I reinstall Linux on a fairly regular basis (almost like a hobby).....so the next time I install Slack 10 I would like to have it look nice from the start.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 12:30 AM   #6
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here's a fellow that you might look at for advice

jetblackz & simply linux

now also check out his "Installing Slackware 10" section where he mentions to skip over installing "custom fonts". you might want to know what all thats about before you go to reinstall Linux

and that being said, i know all about having to reinstall, it's a pain sometimes, but other times I do it out of badness.... which explains how i'm using slack 10 as we speak...

and that being said i gotta say i'm just so appreciative of the whole Linux community.... so much freedom now! freedom to do what we want without having that anti-christ dictating autrocious so-called "operating systems" at us (speaking of that most undeserving idiot, bill gates)....

he was just an asshole that happened to be in the right place at the right time and was damned lucky in dealing with ibm....

nevertheless, that hypocrit would be the first one to praise linux if he were in high school today and he knows it....

- perry
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:51 AM   #7
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I had exactly the same problem. Some distros seemed to have more "corrupted" fonts than others. In slack 10 most fonts worked fine but not all.I have no idea to be honest what's causing it. There is a lot of discussion about this in the arch linux forums.

Anyway, I fixed the problem by installing microsofts fonts. Now everything looks great (I'm using times new roman or arial fonts for everything)
http://corefonts.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-25-2004, 02:07 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link. A lot of good info from what I can tell.
 
  


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