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    Default FF3 fonts

    Is there a way to get FF3 to render font in the same way as it does in windows? because so far that is by biggest annoyance with Ubuntu...
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    what's the problem? Font too big?
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    yah :/ it makes some sites render very oddly and not how they're supposed to.
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    I'll assume you're in Ubuntu already. Try this: Preferences > Appearance > Fonts tab > Details > 96 dots per inch

    And in FF3, Fonts tab > Advanced (under Fonts & Colours) > tick "Allow pages to choose own font"
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    Already tried both of those without success...
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    Google for it. I have a similar problem and Dr Google solved it for me.
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    Default Fonts in Linux

    Fonts in Linux are terrible, especially for people who work in Vista. Fonts in Linux sucks! Period.
    But there is solution to import XP and Vista fonts and use them .
    Quote Originally Posted by chipmoney View Post
    Is there a way to get FF3 to render font in the same way as it does in windows? because so far that is by biggest annoyance with Ubuntu...
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    Fonts in Linux aren't terrible... tsk tsk tsk.. You just don't know how to configure them to show at their best.
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    I know how to configure them (bad I can't import Segoe UI in Mint), and even than Vista's fonts look better.

    This is my setup:



    And again, Vista's fonts look better.
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    Default Re: FF3 fonts

    Fonts will never look identical to the fonts in Windows, however it may be the default font in Firefox that's making it appear different.

    Go to Edit->Preferences->Content and change the default font to some other font. The default in Windows is Times New Roman. If you have access to a Windows machine, you can copy all of the Windows fonts including Times New Roman.

    Here's how i usually copy fonts
    - Open terminal
    - cd "location of fonts" (eg "cd /media/FLASHDRIVE/fonts")
    - sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/WinFonts
    - sudo cp *.TTF /usr/share/fonts/WinFonts
    - sudo cp *.ttf /usr/share/fonts/WinFonts
    - cd /usr/share/fonts/
    - sudo chmod -R 755 WinFonts/

    You can specify a different numerical permission syntax if you wish.

    This should copy all fonts over and set the permissions so you can access them.

    ~ Evan

 

 
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