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Fonts in Mint KDE 10

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:38 am
by rezz
I updated to Linux Mint 11, and after installing KDE I noticed the fonts are ugly. Might just be that I was running 10 for so long I got use to the fonts? Anyone running 10 could you let me know what font settings are?

Re: Fonts in Mint KDE 10

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:04 am
by smsmith
By default in KDE, font smoothing is turned off. Go to System Settings, Application Appearance, Fonts. Turn on the font smoothing settings. I use Slight smoothing on my LCD screens. You'll need to restart any open applications for the settings to take effect.

Re: Fonts in Mint KDE 10

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:12 am
by manny
rezz wrote:I updated to Linux Mint 11, and after installing KDE I noticed the fonts are ugly. Might just be that I was running 10 for so long I got use to the fonts? Anyone running 10 could you let me know what font settings are?
Welcome to the KDE world, you are right, the fonts default settings renders a horrible fonts, but that has an easy fix. Do the following:
go to "System Settings","Application Appearance", "Fonts", on "use anti-aliasing" select "enable", select "configure" mark "use sub-pixel rendering" select "RGB" and "hinting Style" select "Slight", "OK". You will get now wonderful fonts with this selection.

If you moved to Kubuntu there are few extras thinks you can do to make Kubuntu 11.10 a better user experience.

Cheers!

Re: Fonts in Mint KDE 10

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:18 am
by pbanerjee
Even I had this problem when I installed KDE on Lisa. Had to spend an hour looking to correct default font rendering.
KDE is such a wonderful desktop environment, but for these obvious tweaks become daunting for noobs like me.. Gnome has more user base because of these reasons, not purely on merits. Both Gnome and KDE have own merits though. I can recall in Gnome, my anti-aliasing was "slight" by default.
I hope KDE implementations/default packaging become more out-of-the-box friendly.
I came to taste KDE (and loving it) because I felt my hands tied behind (and mouth tapped) in Gnome 3.x which they may improve in future but why my work and fun should wait for "them" ?


Cheers.