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  1. #11
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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Quote Originally Posted by kidrich
    This may not be necessary -- A quick look at my Hoary box shows auto hinting is already enabled by default globally (for all users) in /etc/fonts/local.conf.
    Yeah, Hoary has support for this in the Desktop Preferences. For Hinting, you can choose None, Slight, Medium, and Full and it has an example of each. I'd post a screenshot, but pressing Print Screen results a message saying gnome-panel-screenshot can't be found, and a quick trip to Synaptic turns up zilch.

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Anyone who doesn't have Hoary (cuz of the screenshots dilemma) able to take and post before & after pics? I'm trying to decide if it's really necessary.

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    install imagemagick (if it's not already) and from a commandline do;
    import -window root -quality 85 ~/`date +%Y%m%d-%H%M%S`-lg.png

    or copy this and name it something ( I call it sysinfo.sh) and run it from a terminal;
    sh sysinfo.sh
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    echo !========================SYS===========================!
    cat /etc/debian_version
    cat /proc/version
    echo #
    echo !========================CPU===========================!
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "model name"
    cat /proc/cpuinfo| grep "cpu MHz"
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "bogomips"
    cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep "cache size"
    echo #
    echo !========================MEM===========================!
    cat /proc/meminfo | grep "MemTotal"
    cat /proc/meminfo | grep "MemFree"
    cat /proc/meminfo | grep "SwapTotal"
    cat /proc/meminfo | grep "SwapFree"
    echo #
    echo !========================VIDEO===========================!
    #cat /proc/pci | grep audio
    #cat /proc/pci | grep VGA
    #cat /proc/pci | grep Ethernet
    cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
    #cat ~/.fluxbox/version
    echo #
    echo !=====================SAY CHEESE=======================!
    import -window root -quality 85 ~/`date +%Y%m%d-%H%M%S`-lg.png
    hey, what's up with the space?
    ===== =====
    ?
    oh well
    Last edited by bvc; November 16th, 2004 at 04:55 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Consider that it's a screenshot and it's also compressed. Real fonts are better.

    Btw, I'm on hoary but I've copied my gnome-panel-screenshot binary and its glade file from my fedora install
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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    wow that is a great fix. i wonder if it will be turned on by default in hoary? anyways, at least i have this fix, thank you very much!
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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    OK what I was seeing before was complete placebo effect.

    This is amazing! Sometimes the fonts seem a bit too fat, but most places this is freaking amazing. You rock!

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Excellent fix, my eyes are now restrained away from the monitor...i can read them with ease
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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    What exactly does this do? My fonts seem bigger.

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Brilliant. Thanks.

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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    you can turn hinting on in the fonts menu in desktop preferences in Warty.

    go to Computer>Desktop Preferences>Fonts
    Click the "Details..." button.
    Select amount of hinting
    I chose "Full"
    Restart X "ctrl+alt+bckspc"

    Hopes this helps!
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