HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read this

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby jcoleman on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:13 pm

Update - the script helped things look better in general but after using LibreOffice Write my eyes were going goofy on the thin characters (getting the bleed around l's and i's etc - looked red on my monitor - can't remember the technical term)

Played with "appearance preference" settings and in "font rendering details" ended up with
"smoothing - grayscale" "hinting - slight" "subpixel order - VBGR"

I have an LCD - Acer V223w, 22", @ 1680 x 1050 (low end)

It's not perfect but it made it much better

seems like someone previously mentioned the "grayscale and slight" but for my LCD the subpixel order made it better also
jcoleman
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:10 pm
Location: Dove Creeek, CO

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby barryp on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:37 pm

Thanks Ikey!

FF fonts were really mucky after the last upgrade but this fixed it. A few things disappeared but shutting down & booting up again solved that. Appearance of many things much improved. :D
User avatar
barryp
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 55
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:14 am

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby bwat47 on Mon May 02, 2011 11:12 pm

After using this I can't seem to change my font sizes anymore. i.e. changing font size from 10 to 11 in appearence or in gconf does nothing at all. changing hinting settings and such does though. anyway to fix this?
bwat47
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 1:31 am

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby bwat47 on Mon May 02, 2011 11:37 pm

nevermind it seems to be a problem with the mintx theme :/
bwat47
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 63
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 1:31 am

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby toketin on Tue May 03, 2011 3:55 am

bwat47 wrote:nevermind it seems to be a problem with the mintx theme :/

Yes I confirm it is a problem with Mint 's theme, does anyone know why using Gdm i obtain a perfect rendering of fonts, instead if i use Slim for example i don't?
toketin
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 7:51 am

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby hal9000jw on Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:35 pm

I have tried some of the solutions that are mentioned in this thread. Ultimately, the information in the link below worked for me. I am using LMDE 201204 Xfce 32-bit...

http://livelinux.altervista.org/Guida_LMDE/EN_tips.html#aggiustare_font
hal9000jw
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:31 pm

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby terdon on Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:41 pm

I must be missing something obvious but I cannot find the actual HOWTO this thread seems to be in answer to. Where is the wonderful script you are all referring to? The first page of this thread, for me, is:

gotjazz wrote:uhm I'm not sure if and how that can be related but since I ran this script I cannot open the appearance settings tool anymore. Trying to do so only opens a blank window with invisible (but existing) borders that - judging how long I dragged it to one side - seems to have unlimited width
User avatar
terdon
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 276
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:52 pm
Location: Marseille

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby KBD47 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:44 pm

Best font fix I've found for Debian:
Ubuntu fonts in Debian:
http://noz3001.wordpress.com/2011/07/01 ... an-wheezy/
KBD47
Level 6
Level 6
 
Posts: 1028
Joined: Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:03 am

Re: HOWTO: Improve Font Rendering in LMDE

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:09 pm

terdon wrote:I must be missing something obvious but I cannot find the actual HOWTO this thread seems to be in answer to. Where is the wonderful script you are all referring to? The first page of this thread, for me, is:

gotjazz wrote:uhm I'm not sure if and how that can be related but since I ran this script I cannot open the appearance settings tool anymore. Trying to do so only opens a blank window with invisible (but existing) borders that - judging how long I dragged it to one side - seems to have unlimited width


The user who created this tutorial is no longer on the forums and his posts are also gone. As such the thread does not make logical sense. Because of this, I am locking the topic.

If somebody has a copy of the original script, please feel free to start a new tutorial with it included.
User avatar
proxima_centauri
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3976
Joined: Tue Dec 25, 2007 3:24 pm
Location: NB, Canada

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 
Previous

Return to Newbie Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 5 guests