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What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by rado84 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:57 pm

I suppose everyone has different taste, hence everyone use different fonts in Linux. Show me yours. :)
Mine is Noto Sans - this seems to be the only font close enough to Calibri.

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by jimallyn » Wed May 09, 2018 1:47 pm

I don't know, whatever the default is, I suppose. Probably Liberation something.
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by Flemur » Wed May 09, 2018 1:53 pm

"Arial", "Liberation sans" or "FreeSans", all bold, for GUIs.
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by KBD47 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:56 pm

On Firefox browser I like the Deja Vu fonts. For word processing I use the MS fonts Times & Arial. I think my system fonts are all Sans.
Like Flemur I use bold GUI fonts. Called getting old I guess :)

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by absque fenestris » Wed May 09, 2018 2:07 pm

I'm a great aficionado of Mrs. Carol Twombly's fonts. In addition to the fruit system, these fonts are installed on all available devices - from smartphone and tablet to the Linux notebook...
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by rado84 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:58 am

Flemur wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 1:53 pm
"Arial", "Liberation sans" or "FreeSans", all bold, for GUIs.
I like bold too but on Linux Arial Bold doesn't always look good and sometimes it becomes unreadable, no matter what size I set.

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by BenTrabetere » Thu May 10, 2018 3:05 am

I use Noto Sans Bold for GUI and system fonts. For word processing I primarily use URW Palladio (serif), but I sometimes use URW Gothic (sans serif). Spreadsheets are almost always URW Gothic, but I sometimes use URW Bookman (serif).

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by lsemmens » Thu May 10, 2018 9:17 am

Liberation Mono. Mainly because I keep my chord charts for guitar in a Writer document and a monospaced font ensures the changes remain in the same location.
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by Portreve » Thu May 10, 2018 3:28 pm

I don't use fonts.



Ok, yes I do.

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by ding501 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:37 am

My 68 year old eyes do not like the system default or document fonts.
As I need to display Thai characters on my system I stumbled upon Tahoma fonts. I have now been using them as my default for several years.

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default tahoma regular 11
desktop noto sans regular 11
document tahoma regular 11
monospace monospace regular 11
window title noto sans bold 10

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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by Portreve » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:33 am

There are a number of fonts Microsoft bundles with Windows Vista and later, and with Office 2007 and later, which if you install them on any other OS do not render correctly. Many of the Asian fonts fall under this heading.

I fixed the copies I had using Font Forge. It's been a while since I did this, but if anyone is interested, I can revisit what I did and then post instructions here so you can fix your own copies. Basically, you use Font Forge to produce new TTFs and TTCs with only outline data and no bitmaps.

EDIT: All of the fonts in question are Truetype Collections, or TTCs. The fonts I'm referring to specifically are:
  • Batang
  • Calibri
  • Cambria
  • Courier New
  • Gulim
  • MS Gothic
  • MS Mincho.
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by lmuserx4849 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:43 pm

Family: DejaVu or Bitstream

One of the first things I change is the system fonts & konsole font.
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by kenetics » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:38 pm

The font that came with Mint 19 Cinnamon is OK if they're increased 2 points larger!
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Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

Post by Tomgin5 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 pm

System Schoolbook or Textbook Bold 12.
Correction!!! Century Schoolbook Bold 12

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