Ubuntu Experiences Database

Improved subpixel font rendering packages

Posted by maximillan on December 5, 2006

if you want ‘windows-like’ font rendering in ubuntu, just follow the steps.

before > after

open up System -> Administration -> Software Sources from the menu

click on the Third Party tab and click
the Add button.

Copy the following info and click Add Sources.

deb http://www.elisanet.fi/mlind/ubuntu edgy fonts
deb-src http://www.elisanet.fi/mlind/ubuntu edgy fonts

now open Terminal window enter these:

gpg –recv-keys 937215FF
gpg –export –armor 937215FF | sudo apt-key add –

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

and lastly :

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config

Be sure to set subpixel rendering to “always” on the second screen (and bitmap fonts to “No”). The amount of hinting applied can be adjusted in the Gnome Font Settings dialog.

also consider : commandline way to install this packages (easier)

good luck (:

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