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Post subject: Improve font rendering  PostPosted: 27.10.2010, 13:24



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Hi,

I’m quite new to aptosid and I was looking for a tutorial explaining how to improve font rendering. I know that a few patches need to be installed, but a step-by-step tutorial would be appreciated.

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Post subject: RE: Improve font rendering  PostPosted: 27.10.2010, 14:15
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Nothing needs to be patched, the bytecode interpreter is enabled by default.

As root:
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dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
Play with the settings.

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Post subject: RE: Improve font rendering  PostPosted: 29.10.2010, 12:53



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Thanks! It worked.

I just had another question. If I want to install aptosid on my other pc and my home directory is formatted with the btrfs, is it possible to install it whithout having to convert back my partition to ext4 ? If so, how ?

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Post subject: RE: Improve font rendering  PostPosted: 29.10.2010, 13:30



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We don't support btrfs at this stage (which doesn't mean it can't be made working) and strongly recommend against it for now.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 20:44



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      Code:
dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config


I improved considerably the font rendering with the above command, except that the fonts in Iceweasel don't look as great as in all my other applications.

Here's how they look in Iceweasel:
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8903/cran1.png

And here's how they look in Konqueror:
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8880/cran2.png

Any idea ?

PS Don't tell me to use Konqueror if I want nicer fonts . Wink
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 13.11.2010, 21:28
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Perhaps the same font and size would help give you a more accurate comparison?

Here is what bitstream_vera_sans looks like in iceweasel:

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8593/iceweaselbitstream.jpg
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You're right HeSaid. With bitstream_vera_sans, it looks much more better.

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Hi Bunkmil

You are right. Looks cool.

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Post subject:   PostPosted: 28.06.2011, 14:48



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The Droid fonts work well too, as there's a package in Sid: ttf-droid
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 29.06.2011, 03:23
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      DeepDayze wrote:
The Droid fonts work well too, as there's a package in Sid: ttf-droid


+1

Thats the font I use also, before that was freesans bold
 
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The Droid fonts work well too, as there's a package in Sid: ttf-droid


+1

A clear and "no nonsense" typeface and it prints well too.
 
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      clubex wrote:
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The Droid fonts work well too, as there's a package in Sid: ttf-droid


+1

A clear and "no nonsense" typeface and it prints well too.


This font looks nice and sharp on my old Thinkpad's LCD and on my desktop's wide LCD Smile
 
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