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Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by chipmoney, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. chipmoney

    chipmoney Notebook Evangelist

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    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...
     
  2. zephyrus17

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    what's the problem? Font too big?
     
  3. chipmoney

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    yah :/ it makes some sites render very oddly and not how they're supposed to.
     
  4. zephyrus17

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    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"
     
  5. chipmoney

    chipmoney Notebook Evangelist

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    Already tried both of those without success...
     
  6. zephyrus17

    zephyrus17 Notebook Deity

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    Google for it. I have a similar problem and Dr Google solved it for me.
     
  7. wojwoda

    wojwoda GN-003 Gundam Kyrios

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    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 :).
    http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2007/09/16/installing-vista-fonts-in-ubuntu/
    http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/09/09/installing-microsoft-fonts/

    Peace and enjoy :cool:.
     
  8. zephyrus17

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    Fonts in Linux aren't terrible... tsk tsk tsk.. You just don't know how to configure them to show at their best.
     
  9. wojwoda

    wojwoda GN-003 Gundam Kyrios

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    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:
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    And again, Vista's fonts look better.
     
  10. EneergE

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    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
     
  11. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    darn you and your shorthand! I wanted Final Fantasy 3 fonts...
     
  12. PhoenixFx

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    Install MS fonts, here is a guide I used to make OpenSuse look almost like Windows, and I guess the steps are more or less same for Ubuntu as well... Scroll down to see firefox settings, you might have to play around a little bit with anti aliasing and dpi to get it right.
     
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    Rather than use Windows fonts I think you just want better fonts that what it looks default right? I'm pretty sure I know what you mean. I've attached screenshots of how it looks before the change and how I changed them and how it looks after. This should make it look a lot better.
     
  14. zephyrus17

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    Woot! I'm famous again!
     
  15. Gintoki

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    What do you mean?
     
  16. zephyrus17

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    The screenshots have me in them. I think another screenshot a while ago had me in it as well, so it's "again" :D

    You turned on Subpixel Smoothening and Full Hinting, right?
     
  17. Gintoki

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    That seems like a useless post though...Yes, I have them turned on.
     
  18. zephyrus17

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    Just to confirm, in case I could have made my fonts bigger. :)
     
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