HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

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HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby GeneC on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:27 pm

There are several old topics on this subject but no solutions there.

I just found this most excellent fix by'googling' :P
Just had to share..

http://www.techlw.com/2012/05/install-g ... fonts.html

NOTE:
I installed the Google Earth package, and ttf-mscorefonts-installer from Synaptic, not the download in the article.!!

Worked perfectly in Maya FXCE 13.
Fonts were barely readable before.

NOW:
(Sorry.. The screenshot is a little blurry, but I assure you the fonts are great.)

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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby GeneC on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:52 pm

To make this less confusing to newer users, a little tutorial.

Disclaimer
There is a warning in the article to do this at your own risk.
Worked well for me, but there is always the chance you could break something.

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1. Open Synaptic and download
  • googleearth (6.1.0.4857-r0)
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer (3.4ubuntu3)

2. check to see if
  • p7zip-full
is installed (It should be in Mint 13), if not install it.

3. Download Google-fix aka replacement.7z to your 'Download" folder.
from
http://www.techlw.com/2012/05/install-g ... fonts.html
(just click on the link about half way through the article).

4. Open a terminal

5. Copy, paste, and run each of these commands, one at a time.

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cd ~/Downloads/
(this puts you in Downloads folder)
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7z x replacement.7z
(this unzips the package in Downloads folder)
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cd replacement
(this puts you in the newly unzipped replacements folder)
and, last
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sudo cp -r * /opt/google/earth/free/


Restart Google Earth and see you new fonts... :P
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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby Adelante on Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:33 pm

Thank you, GeneC. I've tried it twice before, but you never know. It made no difference for me, even the third time, but it's nice it worked for you. :D
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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby GeneC on Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Surprised it didn't work for you. :?:
Worked like magic here.
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Are you sure the ttf-mscorefonts-installer
installed correctly?

run this command
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apt-cache policy ttf-mscorefonts-installer


It should have this output.

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apt-cache policy ttf-mscorefonts-installer
ttf-mscorefonts-installer:
  Installed: 3.4ubuntu3
  Candidate: 3.4ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 3.4ubuntu3 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby helterskelter on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:31 pm

The link takes me here (in italian !).

https://accounts.google.com........etc

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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:13 pm

Thanks GeneC, that even got rid of that ugly win95 theme, now it's themed like the rest of my system.

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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby GeneC on Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:17 pm

wyrdoak,

Nice theme.

Its nice to use a fix that actually works... I just stumbled across that one with a google search... :D
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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby Garvan on Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:30 pm

GeneC wrote:To make this less confusing to newer users, a little tutorial.

3. Download Google-fix aka replacement.7z to your 'Download" folder.
from
http://www.techlw.com/2012/05/install-g ... fonts.html
(just click on the link about half way through the article).


I installed the replacement files and they worked nicely (thanks), but I wondered if you knew the origin of these replacement libraries in replacement.7z?

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Re: HOW TO: Fix bad font rendering in Google Earth

Postby GeneC on Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:56 am

Garvan

Sorry, no.
I assume the author of the article constructed it.
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