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

    Cheers man my fonts are now up to windows standard, (sorry but true)
    HACK THE PLANET!!! sorry

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

    Thanks for this. My fonts look really clear and smooth now!!

    Nice one

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fashions
    try
    $ cp fonts.txt .fonts.conf

    that should do it for you. it copies file "fonts.txt" that was downloaded to your home directory then names the copy ".fonts.conf"
    then
    $ ls -a
    will let you see it - its a hiden file
    $ cat .fonts.conf
    will let you view it
    Not sure why but just dropping fonts.txt to home dir and renaming it to .fonts.conf didn't seem to work, but doing it via command line (like above) worked perfectly. This is simply abso-freakin'-lutely-awesome!!!
    Kudos to zenwhen - this neat fonts rendering is yet another factor for other distros to blush with jealousy - and windoze with fear. Hey, I can see windoze cracking...

    Why not submit it to ubuntu folks to make it a default reality with fonts?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dex
    Not sure why but just dropping fonts.txt to home dir and renaming it to .fonts.conf didn't seem to work, but doing it via command line (like above) worked perfectly. This is simply abso-freakin'-lutely-awesome!!!
    Kudos to zenwhen - this neat fonts rendering is yet another factor for other distros to blush with jealousy - and windoze with fear. Hey, I can see windoze cracking...

    Why not submit it to ubuntu folks to make it a default reality with fonts?
    does this work on hoary too ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vassalle
    does this work on hoary too ?
    The easiest way to switch on autohinting in Hoary is

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
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    Re: HOWTO: Make your fonts smooth enough to drool over.

    Quote Originally Posted by desdinova
    The easiest way to switch on autohinting in Hoary is

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
    When I do this I get:

    ┤ Configuring fontconfig ├─────────────────────────┐
    │ │
    │ By default, only outline fonts are used by applications which support
    │ fontconfig. Outline fonts are fonts which scale well to various sizes.
    │ In contrast, bitmapped fonts are often lower quality. Enabling this
    │ option will affect the systemwide default; this and many other
    │ fontconfig options may be enabled or disabled on a per-user basis.

    │ Enable bitmapped fonts by default?

    │ <Yes> <No>


    Can you confirm that I'm supposed to just choose "yes" here? I'm just being cautious, as it noted that bitmapped fonts are often of lower quality.

    Second question: is this just another way of getting the same result as putting the font.txt file noted at the beginning of this thread in your home at font.conf. Or, is this something in addition to that trick?

    Thanks,
    Rory

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rory
    When I do this I get:

    ┤ Configuring fontconfig ├─────────────────────────┐
    │ │
    │ By default, only outline fonts are used by applications which support
    │ fontconfig. Outline fonts are fonts which scale well to various sizes.
    │ In contrast, bitmapped fonts are often lower quality. Enabling this
    │ option will affect the systemwide default; this and many other
    │ fontconfig options may be enabled or disabled on a per-user basis.

    │ Enable bitmapped fonts by default?

    │ <Yes> <No>


    Can you confirm that I'm supposed to just choose "yes" here? I'm just being cautious, as it noted that bitmapped fonts are often of lower quality.

    Second question: is this just another way of getting the same result as putting the font.txt file noted at the beginning of this thread in your home at font.conf. Or, is this something in addition to that trick?

    Thanks,
    Rory
    1) Yes you can - it doesn't really aftect you use on the desktop - as bitmapped fonts these days tend to be only used for legacy purposes...

    2) Not really - its an addon - fonts.conf allows for VERY fine tuning on font display



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

    Quote Originally Posted by zenwhen
    Drop this file in your home directory renamed to ".fonts.conf" and log out and in again. It turns on auto hinting and makes your fonts sexy smooth.
    Thanks for the great tip, zenwhen
    someone pls sticky this..

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

    FYI, I pointed the maintainer of the ubuntuguide.org toward this thread, as I found the tip posted here so useful.
    He immediately added it to the Unofficial Ubuntu Guide with a slight change. That's even better than putting a sticky on this thread. Hopefully more will will take advantage of this great tip.

    http://ubuntuguide.org/#extrafonts

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

    Quote Originally Posted by desdinova
    The easiest way to switch on autohinting in Hoary is

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
    Thanks desdinova,

    I found this a much better way to turn on autohinting than the manual edit for each user, as the effect is system wide.

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