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Re: [vox-tech] My fonts suck
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Re: [vox-tech] My fonts suck

jay, when i first installed linux, i was very disheartened by the fonts as
well.  everytime i looked at netscape, it made my stomach churn.

yes, you can definitely do something about it.  for a slightly outdated


but here's the answer in a nutshell.

1. install a truetype font server.  you had a couple of options last year,
   but xfstt seems to have pulled ahead of the others.

2. install X 4.0 which has native true type font service.

3. steal (yes, steal.  they're almost all copyrighted) true type fonts.  you
   can pull them directly from your windows partition.  (i wonder if that's
   considered a copyright violation?)


On Thu 22 Feb 01, 11:00 AM, Jay Strauss said: 
> My fonts look terrible on linux.  I'm really trying to move from windows 
> to linux but, the fonts
> look so bad (and netscape is about a 1000 times worse than the 
> IE/Outlook combo).
> I have a IBM a21m laptop, 15 in screen, 1024x768 res.  I've loaded all 
> the fonts from my
> RH6.2 CD.  But if you could see what I'm looking at, you'd be shocked.  
> Now I know its not 
> a problem with the screen, because when I run vmware and win2k inside of 
> that, it looks
> great.
> My question is:  Am I even using the fonts I installed?  Do I need to do 
> some setup/configuration
> to enable the fonts.
> It seems particularly bad in netscape products (surprise surprise), but 
> it is also bad in the abiword app
> and other X apps (gnumeric).  Now I know that I can change fonts in 
> netscape, even after trying them
> all non are really satisfactory.
> Any ideas, help
> Jay
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