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#51 2012-05-28 12:07:59

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Updated the how-to with a little addition. Forgot to make the blurry fonts system wide, e.g. when you open apps as root.

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#52 2012-06-06 19:28:35

machinebacon
#! unstable
From: China
Registered: 2009-07-02
Posts: 6,826
Website

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Y U NO BUMP?

http://crunchbanglinux.org/wiki/howto/font_rendering

Thanks ivo, that's the reward.


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#53 2012-06-06 19:46:16

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

^ Another one! big_smile

BUMPED.

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#54 2012-06-14 10:23:49

Eren
#! Die Hard
From: Black Mesa
Registered: 2009-07-27
Posts: 830

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Great howto mate. I did it and it rocks! big_smile At last my eyes are happy.

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#55 2012-06-14 10:36:15

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

^ Great!! Enjoy the new sight. big_smile

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#56 2012-06-14 10:43:42

Eren
#! Die Hard
From: Black Mesa
Registered: 2009-07-27
Posts: 830

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Here's my fonts.conf if you wanna try big_smile,

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="hinting" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
   <const>hintfull</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
   <const>rgb</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias" >
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <match target="font">
   <edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">
   <const>lcddefault</const>
   </edit>
 </match>
</fontconfig>

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#57 2012-07-05 00:17:49

chaanakya
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2010-12-30
Posts: 940

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Just a note: installing a huge number of fonts does have an impact on Inkscape startup times (as it currently does not cache the font list)


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#58 2012-07-07 19:43:09

jst_joe
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From: Here, There and After
Registered: 2012-07-03
Posts: 297

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

@Ivan
Thanks for the post...
I thought at my age it was just my eyes getting worse.


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#59 2012-11-25 16:55:43

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 3,253

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

@ivanov, I was having Iceweasel/Fireofx/Midori rendering issues where Helvetica was a web page's specified font and bitmap fonts were enabled on my system. I thought it would be worth mentioning here. The thread...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23260

The solution...
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic. … 28#p274528

Cheers mate!


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#60 2012-11-25 17:39:40

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

^Thanks for mentioning it. As I think again about it, if you enable bitmap fonts, they can screw up your font settings in some cases and then indeed you have to adjust your ~/.fonts.conf accordingly.

Last edited by ivanovnegro (2012-11-25 17:40:14)

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#61 2012-11-25 17:55:07

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
Posts: 3,253

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

^np, thanks for checking into it!


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#62 2013-05-08 14:08:17

nitrofurano
Member
Registered: 2010-12-01
Posts: 46

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

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#63 2013-05-31 22:47:07

shake6
New Member
From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-03-04
Posts: 8

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Thank you ivanovnegro (and others).  So much help for my customizing tendencies.  Cool looking clocks aside, I am now on a personal quest for those perfect editor and terminal fonts.  On that subject - thought I'd share this...   

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/300 … rogramming


Spiral out...   keep - going.

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#64 2013-06-01 00:13:03

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

^ Terminus ftw!.  ]:D  Or Fixed.

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#65 2013-06-01 04:38:24

yiannism01
Member
From: Patras, Greece
Registered: 2013-03-13
Posts: 48

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Great How To! Thank you! Everything is clear now on my screen!

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#66 2014-01-11 10:57:02

rux
New Member
Registered: 2009-03-29
Posts: 4

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Thank you very much for this post. I followed the Openbox instructions (.Xdefaults) and reconfigured fontconfig. The success is tremendous. Fonts are sharp and clear, which is what I wanted. I think the one thing that bothered me most about the font issues discussed here was that no matter what the individual glyphs looked like the whole appearance was terrible due to the seemingly random spacing between letters. This is much better now and I might still be able to improve it by trying other fonts.

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#67 2014-01-11 16:51:11

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

And now if you want to go one level higher, try this:

http://linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=815

cool

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#68 2014-03-03 13:32:47

karamelos
Member
Registered: 2014-02-14
Posts: 16

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Hi, thanx for your Guide , i followed and some of my font are ruined sad you can read what i mean in this web site

http://staticfree.info/projects/debian/ugly-fonts/

I have the same problem like first screenshot , which a lot of times appears in Linkedin and Facebook, so far i realized that Helvetica renders really ugly sad if i turn of font bitmap will the problem be fixed ?

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#69 2014-03-03 14:08:07

ivanovnegro
Ivan #000000
From: unstable madness
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,432

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Ruined. smile Then you were reading blindly. Sorry, not my fault.

Yes, you should disable bitmap fonts. And in fact there is one flaw in my how-to, because when you enable bitmap fonts like mentioned in my how-to they will be applied globally, not so sexy as you already experience. So revert that. There is a better method to use bitmap fonts but only for certain applications. Though I won't update this how-to anymore.

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#70 2014-03-03 15:01:15

karamelos
Member
Registered: 2014-02-14
Posts: 16

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

thanx for your help, i am still learning wink it takes time to learn and use Debian os.

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#71 2014-10-22 13:52:59

syntaxerror
Member
Registered: 2014-09-08
Posts: 30

Re: Black Ivan's Font Task Force

Great howto!

However, you should really mention that fc-cache -fv must be run as root if you also want to update the (otherwise non-user-writable) /var/cache/fontconfig directory. Though it will "work" both as root and as regular user, in the latter case the updating of fontconfig in /var/cache will (obviously) be skipped, making every application which reads out the system-wide cache ignore your font configuration updates.

Last edited by syntaxerror (2014-10-22 13:57:56)

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