fonts rendering look bad in KDE

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  1. moontan

    moontan Registered Member

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    it looks like i'm not the only one, if you search Google...

    the fonts in KDE looks fuzzy and frayed.
    i tried all the tips i read from the web and it still looks bad.

    anybody else here has noticed?
    anyone has found a solution?
     
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    moontan Registered Member

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    here's what i found worked best for me, after lots of trials and errors.

    in the Fonts settings:

    all use Ubuntu fonts size 10, Regular, except the following:
    * Fixed width: Ubuntu Mono 12
    * Small: Ubuntu 9
    * Windows title: Ubuntu 10 BOLD

    Anti-aliasing: Enabled
    uncheck "Exclude range"
    check "sub-pixel rendering", set to RGB
    Hinting style: Slight

    that take cares of the fonts in KDE
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    for surfing the internet, you have to keep in mind that most websites are designed with Windows fonts.
    for best looking results you will need to install the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts.
    it needs to be installed with the Terminal.
    in Synaptics and other package managers you don't see the user agreement, which you need to agree to for the thing to install.

    the command is "sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer"
    reboot or log-out after the install.
    make sure your browser allows websites to choose their own fonts.

    experiment, those are not hard rules but a good starting point, i think, if you have fonts problems in KDE.
     
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    another setting to check out is in the "GTK+ Appearance" section.

    you might want to use/try "Use my KDE fonts in GTK+ applications".
     
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    That's pretty much what I have as well. For Window title I like DejaVu Serif 10.

    :thumb:
     
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    it's much better like this!:thumb:

    the default settings just produce ugly looking fonts.
    literally an eyesore.

    i hope the KDE team tidy this up a little.
     
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