I'm trying to add fonts and get them to look good in OOo writer. Right now most of the fonts except the Bitstream group look really bad; and I can't get Bitstream Vera Serif to go italics.
All of my documents (from a previous distro) are in Century Schoolbook L, but that's not on my system: I have a very bad looking New Century Schoolbook. How can I get missing fonts, or at least get them to look better?
I looked through the wiki on this, but to be honest it's a bit over my head linux-wise.
If you can find the fonts on the net or on another computer, just put them in a folder in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ and run 'fc-cache' on the command line.
You can also get some fonts from arch: 'pacman -S artwiz-fonts ttf-cheapskate ttf-ms-fonts'.
If you are usiung kde, you can set anti-aliasing in control centre-> Appearance and themes -> fonts.
You can also try putting your monitors physical dimension into /etc/X11/xorg.conf (maybe XF86Config for you). Under: Section "Monitor" add a line:
DisplaySize 360 270
...adjust for your horizontal an vertical size in mm. There is an X11 dpi setting too, but I forget where off of the top of my head.
look at ttf-cheapskate's .install file there you find the answers how to install fonts correctly