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fatsheep
October 25th, 2006, 01:04 AM
I've been using Verdana Bold for window headings and Ae_Nice for just about everything else. I'm pretty happy with both but I'm sure there are plenty of other good fonts out there... What fonts do you use? And yes my altermotive for this thread is finding some better fonts. ;)

jdong
October 25th, 2006, 01:08 AM
I've been happy with the defaults in Kubuntu and Ubuntu... basically DejaVu.... Is there something wrong with me? :D

louistan3
October 25th, 2006, 01:15 AM
i use verdana on everything.. :D it looks great.. especially with font hinting.. :P

.t.
October 25th, 2006, 01:31 AM
Bitstream Vera Sans

BWF89
October 25th, 2006, 01:31 AM
The default Times New Roman

justaguynpc
October 25th, 2006, 01:36 AM
FreeSans, try it, it surprised me.

Camden
October 25th, 2006, 02:07 AM
Got to agree I like Free Sans too.

chaosgeisterchen
October 25th, 2006, 06:33 AM
I will try it out FreeSans. At the moment I only use Bitstream Vera Sans with Font Smoothing, looks quite good.

midwinter
October 25th, 2006, 07:05 AM
I use DejaVu Sans Condensed for everything, after trying out many alternatives.

fatsheep
October 25th, 2006, 09:00 PM
I use DejaVu Sans Condensed for everything, after trying out many alternatives.

I just switched to DejaVu, and I'm liking it. :)

Rackerz
October 25th, 2006, 09:02 PM
Bitstream Vera Sans

I second this, Bitstream completely agrees with me.

Sam
October 25th, 2006, 09:32 PM
I second this, Bitstream completely agrees with me.

+1

chaosgeisterchen
October 25th, 2006, 09:58 PM
Is anyone of you using a certain method to render fonts in a smoother way?

Rackerz
October 25th, 2006, 10:03 PM
Well I've got an LCD flat panel so 'Subpixel Smoothing', I think thats what its called.

Gargamella
October 25th, 2006, 10:07 PM
I've been happy with the defaults in Kubuntu and Ubuntu... basically DejaVu.... Is there something wrong with me? :D

me too ;D

i like to use strange fonts on gimp,but i don't like to see other fonts in applications ;)

bruce89
October 25th, 2006, 10:25 PM
Mabye it's just me, but doesn't Verdana look like a copy of {DejaVu/Bitstream Vera} Sans?

(DejaVu/Bitstream Vera are the same thing, DejaVu has more glyphs though).

NoTiG
October 25th, 2006, 11:52 PM
ive been using gentium and i think its great. I also like bitstream vera

chavo
October 25th, 2006, 11:54 PM
Mabye it's just me, but doesn't Verdana look like a copy of {DejaVu/Bitstream Vera} Sans?

(DejaVu/Bitstream Vera are the same thing, DejaVu has more glyphs though).
No it's the other way around. Bitstream Vera Sans is a clone of Verdana.

chaosgeisterchen
October 25th, 2006, 11:56 PM
In former times I had a great file which contained the font Lucida Grande. I used it @ 7 pt under SuSE 10.0 and it looked awesome. Never ever found an equivalent to it.

notarikon
October 26th, 2006, 01:30 AM
Used to use Lucida Grande, but now use Lucida Sans Unicode (easier to read). Back on Windows, I used Segoe UI (the new Vista font) but it looks too thick the way it's rendered within Ubuntu.

fuscia
October 26th, 2006, 03:48 AM
astron boy

Lux Perpetua
October 26th, 2006, 06:05 AM
Luxi Sans 10 regular (application, desktop, document)
Luxi Sans 10 bold (window title)
Luxi Mono 8.5 regular (fixed width)

Long Live Luxi

Roger Mudd
October 27th, 2006, 06:43 AM
I've been experimenting with this myself lately and have settled on Mukti Narrow for now. I find it to be a bit crisper than FreeSans.

Christmas
October 27th, 2006, 10:07 AM
The default fonts in Kubuntu and if I have to choose at various applications the font I go first is Bitstream Vera Sans.

MedivhX
October 27th, 2006, 10:21 AM
I use Ubuntu defaults... Once I used that Ubuntu font.

Rackerz
October 27th, 2006, 11:09 AM
I've gotta say I use a mixture of fonts sometimes, but my favourites are Bitstream.

Infiltraitor
December 1st, 2006, 09:42 PM
How do I install windows fonts?

matthew
December 1st, 2006, 10:05 PM
This is a font I found on a font pack cd I bought back in the mid 1990's called Dyname Light SSi.

matthew
December 1st, 2006, 10:08 PM
How do I install windows fonts?If you don't already have them then you can just

sudo apt-get install mstcorefonts


If you have the ttf files and just want Ubuntu to find/recognize/use them then create a .fonts directory in /home (eg. /home/matt/.fonts) and put the fonts in it.

chaosgeisterchen
December 1st, 2006, 10:14 PM
Could you guys please document your font choices with a screenshot showing how it looks like on your machine?

dca
December 1st, 2006, 10:44 PM
DejaVu Sans = 8, 8, 8, 8 BOLD, and 9 for Mono

It's on a laptop, so I like to keep things small.

BOBSONATOR
December 20th, 2006, 04:53 AM
Luxi Sans 10 regular (application, desktop, document)
Luxi Sans 10 bold (window title)
Luxi Mono 8.5 regular (fixed width)

Long Live Luxi

I am searching high and low for luxi sans, can you please send me a link to it??

angrykeyboarder
December 20th, 2006, 04:55 AM
I am searching high and low for luxi sans, can you please send me a link to it??


$ sudo apt-get install ttf-xfree86-nonfree

dbbolton
December 20th, 2006, 05:30 AM
sans, nimbus roman, andale mono.

angrykeyboarder
December 20th, 2006, 06:12 AM
Application font: Tahoma
Document font: Trebuchet MS
Desktop font: Trebushet MS
Window title font: Lucida Grande
Fixed width font: DejaVu Sans Mono

BTW, has anyone noticed that the majority of formatting options for posts in this forum are with Microsoft Fonts?

I'm surprised there's not been a "purist outcry" (personally I don't care myself). ;-)

yopnono
December 20th, 2006, 10:56 AM
I use the default font in ubuntu (sans) but together with ms font fix so I get sharp fonts.
Sorry to say, but I think that the default font rendering is blurry in linux based systems.

hotbrainz
December 20th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I use the default fonts except for the window headings where i use - Radio stars

Arathorn
July 19th, 2007, 11:14 AM
I apologise for digging up this thread, but I was about to start a topic with the same question, and recycling is better for the environment as you all know.:wink:
I'm looking for free fonts and the problem is that on every font website there are thousands of fonts, of which 99% percent are butt-ugly. I'm looking for a serif font for use in text (so it has to be readable on screen and printed) and to make things extra difficult, I only want fonts that have lower-case numbers (for en example, see this Wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garamond) on the right). I have been using a pirated version of the DTL Elzevir (http://www.dutchtypelibrary.nl/ElzevirRegular.html) font, but that doesn't work well with OpenOffice.org (kerning seems of and diacritics are not rendered correctly when exporting to pdf) and isn't free. Does anyone have good suggestions?

mangar
July 19th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Frutiger Linotype

bonzodog
July 19th, 2007, 11:38 AM
My advice is to get the Liberation font set that Redhat came up with - they are amazingly clear - there is a sans, serif, and mono font.

I now use Liberation for everything -- they are amazing.