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#1 2004-08-09 18:47:02

hugelmopf
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Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

In my KDE 3.2.3 under Archlinux the font "Luxi Sans" looks a bit strange, with some lines wider than others etc. Nothing really bad, but annoying since I used it as my standard KDE-font and liked it. All other fonts look good, so I supposed it is not one of the general font problems, right?
Does anybody have the same problem or know how to fix it?

Thanks a lot, Frank

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#2 2004-08-09 19:18:25

Fox
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

Can you post a screenshot?

Fox

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#3 2004-08-09 21:34:14

hugelmopf
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

Here are two screenshots:

1. Archlinux, KDE 3.2.3 - strange Luxi Sans
2. Gentoo, KDE 3.2.2 - normal Luxi Sans

Thanks for any help, Frank

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#4 2004-08-09 21:40:40

dp
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

hugelmopf wrote:

seems, that you run antialised under gentoo and not under arch


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

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#5 2004-08-10 02:08:06

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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font


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#6 2004-08-10 07:56:44

hugelmopf
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

seems, that you run antialised under gentoo and not under arch

If you mean the KDE Appearance - Fonts settings: The anti aliasing is checked there under Arch as well as under Gentoo.

maybe related?

He seems to have different letter sizes, so I don't think it's related.

But I have noticed now, that there are some (few) other fonts as well, that look strange... so it seems like it is indeed a more general font problem and I'll look into the "font-problem"-threads again and check the hints there.

Thanks, Frank

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#7 2004-08-10 08:33:50

IceRAM
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

Are you using KDM?

If yes, put this at the end of /opt/kde/share/config/kdm/Xresources:

Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.hinting: 1
Xft.hintstyle: hintmedium

I've taken it from XFCE4.
Be aware that the default KDE does not have dpi set to 96, I think it has 100+something. I have it 96 because it makes all the fonts (KDE & GTK) have the same sizes. They look great everywhere.

With that setting in KDM, I don't have to enable any antialias in KDE, it seems the settings are taken from KDM.

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#8 2005-08-08 02:00:55

EmbraceThePenguin
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Re: Strange looking "Luxi Sans" font

Well, I tried to install those MS fonts and when I run fc-cache -v, I get this error:

Fontconfig error: "local.conf", line 26: not well-formed (invalid token)

On that line in my local.conf file, I have:

<edit name"dpi" mode"assign"><double>96</double></edit>

The whole block is:

<match target="pattern">
        <edit name"dpi" mode"assign"><double>96</double></edit>
     </match>


Is this something to worry about?

Thanks!!!

Joe

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