How can I get nice fonts with Fluxbox?

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How can I get nice fonts with Fluxbox?

Postby panzer on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:30 am

Hello,

I have the main edition (Gnome) installed into my first laptop. I can control my fonts when I go to control center---appearance---fonts. Then I chose, subpixel (lcd), hintfull and 96 dpi.
My second laptop, I installed Helena "Fluxbox" RC 1. I dont see where I can adjust my fonts so they look like my another machine?
Thanks for your help!
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Re: How can I get nice fonts with Fluxbox?

Postby Kendall on Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:38 pm

Right click the desktop and go to "System -> Preferences -> Appearance". You'll see something to change the system font with toward the bottom left of that window.

Or open mintConfig, go to the "Desktop" tab and select "Appearance".
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Re: How can I get nice fonts with Fluxbox?

Postby shane on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:35 pm

For fine tweaking fonts to the level I think you want to do, you can manually create the fonts config file: ~/.fonts.conf In there you can define your settings to the very last detail. Here are some links that should cover everything.

http://www.fontconfig.org/fontconfig-user.html
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration

Here are the contents my ~/.fonts.conf file tweaked for my LCD laptop display. Maybe it can help you get started.

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

<!-- the cathectic LCD tweaks, from linuxquestions.org,
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?postid=1361098#post1361098 -->

<fontconfig>

<!-- Disable sub-pixel rendering. X detects it anyway, and if you set this as well, it just looks really horrible  -->
<match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
   <const>none</const>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <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>

<!-- The first part of the 'magic.' This makes the fonts start to look nice, but some of the shapes will be distorted, so hinting is
needed still -->
 <match target="font" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>

<!-- Autohinter is not turned on automatically. Only disable this if you have recompiled Freetype with the bytecode interpreter, which
is run automatically. Although to be honest, Freetype are right, there isn't much difference between the two. Note that OpenOffice is
built against the bytecode interpreter, so even if you have compiled it and override it with the autohinter, OOo will still use the
bytecode interpreter -->
 <match target="pattern" >
  <edit mode="assign" name="autohint">
   <bool>true</bool>
  </edit>
 </match>

<!-- Helvetica is a non true type font, and will look bad. This replaces it with whatever is the default sans-serif font -->
 <match target="pattern" name="family" >
  <test name="family" qual="any" >
   <string>Helvetica</string>
  </test>
  <edit mode="assign" name="family" >
   <string>sans-serif</string>
  </edit>
 </match>
 <dir>~/.fonts</dir>
</fontconfig>
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Re: How can I get nice fonts with Fluxbox?

Postby ungalee on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:30 am

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