Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin

clearer fonts

My Ubuntu defaulted to using FreeType's autohinter, which meant blurry fonts. If you're using Microsoft fonts or Bitstream Vera, you can get better fonts by switching to the native hinting.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
and choose "Native" instead of "Autohinter". Ahh, relief.
Tags: howto, linux, ubuntu

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