Saturday, August 31, 2013

Better Fonts in Fedora than in Ubuntu

By default, text in Fedora 19 looks ok but not great. There are good tips to improve fonts on
As root user here is what need to be done:
cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
ln -s /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf
ln -s /usr/share/fontconfig/conf.avail/11-lcdfilter-default.conf
yum install freetype-freeworld
Reboot, then, in gnome-tweak-tool choose hinting = slight, and antialiasing = rgba. I also choose the liberation sans and liberation mono fonts.

I am not sure which one did the trick, but it looks much better (even better than my laptop under Ubuntu, not sure why).

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