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  1. #171
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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    deelerious,

    I did this to my xorg.conf:
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Generic Monitor"
    ...
    DisplaySize 270 203 # 1024x768 96dpi (203)
    EndSection

    and restarted X.

    then:
    >xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
    dimensions: 1024x768 pixels (491x368 millimeters)
    >xdpyinfo | grep resolution
    resolution: 53x53 dots per inch
    >

    I tried to adjust the numbers in xorg.conf but it does not affect resolution in any way.

    Under Gnome, everything's fine, but under E17, Gnome apps seems to think it is 53dpi and that hurts.

    (Fonts are set to 96dpi in Gnome.)

    Any advise?

    Thanks,
    Alex

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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    I've yet to find a Linux distro with good looking fonts out of the box, in general my Linux font's look inferior to my Windows Clear Type fonts, there is however one exception. The gOS linux distro does have good looking fonts imo, I wonder if there's a way to copy the fonts & config file from a gOS system into Ubuntu without conflicts, I don't even know what gOS is based on, or whether copying files into Ubuntu would work ?

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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by UJM View Post
    I've yet to find a Linux distro with good looking fonts out of the box, in general my Linux font's look inferior to my Windows Clear Type fonts, there is however one exception. The gOS linux distro does have good looking fonts imo, I wonder if there's a way to copy the fonts & config file from a gOS system into Ubuntu without conflicts, I don't even know what gOS is based on, or whether copying files into Ubuntu would work ?
    gos is Ubuntu + Enlightenment for window manager.

    As for fonts, sorry, can't help.

    Why not use gos directly? It is so far proving to be better UI than GNOME and GNOME apps work there

  4. #174
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    found!

    in addition to:

    Section "Monitor"
    ...
    DisplaySize 270 203 # 1024x768 96dpi
    EndSection

    it helps to have ~/.Xresources (was absent in my setup):
    Xft.dpi: 96

    for all users

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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Quote Originally Posted by n-alexander View Post
    gos is Ubuntu + Enlightenment for window manager.

    As for fonts, sorry, can't help.

    Why not use gos directly? It is so far proving to be better UI than GNOME and GNOME apps work there
    I don't like E17 ... but, I did use the guide from page1 and have to say everything looks much better for it, I imported the Tahoma font and found that the choices made in Gnome's Font rendering panel under "hinting" had the biggest effect on my LCD monitor, I'm quite happy with my fonts now so many thanks to whoever wrote the guide.

  6. #176
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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Just quickly, I was wondering if there is anything similar to Window's "standard" font smoothing? - When I say standard, it is an option from the following:

    1. None
    2. Standard
    3. Cleartype

    in display\appearence\effects (or something like that )

  7. #177
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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Hello Everyone,

    I'm using Ubuntu 8.04 x64 and this how-to is not working for me. I followed the instructions and i changed the fonts to Tahoma (System -> Preferneces -> Appearance -> Fonts; i changed everything to Tahoma) and my desktop looks worst than before. I decided to follow this howto because i have installed Firefox 3.0b5 and Firefox 32-bit 2.0.0.14. With default fonts (Dejavu Sans) my system looks perfect along with Firefox 3.0b5 but not Firefox 32-bit 2.0.0.14.

    So the question is how i can improve the antialiasing in Firefox 32-bit 2.0.0.14

    xorg.conf
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "Xinerama" "0"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "HSD Hanns.G HG281"
    HorizSync 24.0 - 80.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 75.0
    Option "USEdidDPI" "false"
    Option "DPI" "96x96"
    DisplaySize 508 318 # 1920x1200 96dpi
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "NoLogo" "True"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName "GeForce 8600 GT"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    Option "TwinView" "0"
    Option "metamodes" "1920x1200_60 +0+0; nvidia-auto-select +0+0"
    EndSection

    output from dimensions and resolution commands
    kabel@kabel-pc:~$ xdpyinfo | grep dimensions
    dimensions: 1920x1200 pixels (508x318 millimeters)
    kabel@kabel-pc:~$ xdpyinfo | grep resolution
    resolution: 96x96 dots per inch

    .font.conf
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
    <fontconfig>
    <match target="font">
    <test compare="more" name="pixelsize" qual="any">
    <double>12</double>
    </test>
    <edit name="autohint" mode="assign" >
    <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="pattern">
    <test qual="any" name="family">
    <string>Bitstream Vera Sans</string>
    </test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign">
    <string>Arial</string>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="pattern">
    <test qual="any" name="family">
    <string>Helvetica</string>
    </test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign">
    <string>Arial</string>
    </edit>
    </match>
    <match target="pattern">
    <test qual="any" name="family">
    <string>Palatino</string>
    </test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign">
    <string>Georgia</string>
    </edit>
    </match>
    </fontconfig>


    Thank you in advance
    Kabel

  8. #178
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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Silence explains everything, there is no cure.

  9. #179
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    Re: HOWTO: Hoary ClearType-like fonts

    Is there any update for this topic. (lucid lynx?)

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