smoothe fonts on Fedora 1 and mozilla
Posted 11 February 2004 - 06:57 AM
I'm sure of it! Somehow, the fonts are easier on the eyes.
I installed mozilla 1.6, the browser is wonderful, but the fonts are jagged and look like crap. What am I doing wrong?
Posted 20 September 2004 - 01:13 PM
I can only assume it's something to do with the installation directories the fedora version of mozilla uses. Bits of it are installed all over the place like /usr/lib/mozilla, usr/bin/mozilla. but if you install the tar ball from mozilla it installs everything in the same directory.
I'm starting to find this kind of thing pretty boring to be honest and I can't find any solution to it. It's one of the reasons why even tho linux is a superior platform for servers, the desktop stuff is pretty mich a "geek's toy". Maybe it just depends on the distribution and how the distributors chose to install things, but it's just so hard to get answers to this stuff - OK if you want a hobby I guess...
Posted 20 September 2004 - 02:58 PM
Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:34 AM
Sure you can, just use a package compiled with XFT support. Mozilla
even provides a yum'able repository:
If no such package was available you could also install the SRPM,
edit the spec file and add --enable-xft or whatever.
Posted 25 September 2004 - 05:57 PM
If you look in the Gnome font browser (or the KDE equivalent) you will find that some fonts render far better than others. This is almost certainly down to the question of hinting in the original fonts, which usually improves screen display but makes little difference to printed output.
The scribus web site has an interesting piece on fonts at http://docs.scribus.net/index.php?lang=en&sm=setup&page=fonts2 , which points out some of these problems. ("Also, do not be put off by the lack of a great screen preview with the URW fonts - they are excellent printer fonts. Font faces like Palladio and Utopia for example, are not really attractive on screen, but they are excellent fonts for easy to read documents.")