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#1 2010-04-05 19:43:17

Mad Fish
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[SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

I'm already using ubuntu font packages, and using the same options (/etc/fonts/conf.d looks 99% same), but fonts in Ubuntu look more sharp.
I can't figure out where is the difference in configuration.

Here is comparsion:
fontscomparsion.th.png

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#2 2010-04-05 21:25:00

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

Is your DPI set the same?

Rightclick desktop>change wallpaper>fonts

First check that the settings under there are the same then click the details button and make sure it's the same (should be 96).


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#3 2010-04-05 21:34:57

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

DPI is set to 96, hinting = slight, lcdfilter = default in both environments.

Also, is there a way to extract all font configuration that is used at the moment?

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#4 2010-04-05 21:44:32

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

The DPI setting is dependent on the monitor you have.  To find out what your DPI is goto: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xor … ze_and_DPI

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#5 2010-04-05 21:47:44

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

Ubuntu uses specially patched fonts.  http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … d_packages  They are available in the AUR.

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#6 2010-04-05 21:53:14

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

DPI is definitely not the problem. It is certainly 96 in both cases. If the DPI is different, then font sizes would be different, but the size is the same.

The "sharpness" of the fonts are different, not the size. I'm looking for options that are responsible for that.

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#7 2010-04-05 21:54:20

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

gogi-goji wrote:

Ubuntu uses specially patched fonts.  http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … d_packages  They are available in the AUR.

Have you read OP post? I've cleanly stated that I'm already using them...

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#8 2010-04-05 22:01:18

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

I read it, but I managed to glimpse over that opening statement and focus on the picture.  My bad, sorry.


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#9 2010-04-05 22:50:18

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

Looks like the difference between lcdlight and lcdlegacy, to me.

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#10 2010-04-06 05:12:30

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

brebs wrote:

Looks like the difference between lcdlight and lcdlegacy, to me.

Me too.

Mad Fish wrote:

DPI is set to 96, hinting = slight, lcdfilter = default in both environments.

Also, is there a way to extract all font configuration that is used at the moment?

All font configuration for Ubuntu is done in /etc/fonts/conf.d and should be the same if you're using the Ubuntu-patched packages.


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#11 2010-04-06 13:54:09

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

Setting lcdfilter to lcdlegacy does the trick. Thanks!

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#12 2010-06-28 17:35:48

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

Mad Fish wrote:
gogi-goji wrote:

Ubuntu uses specially patched fonts.  http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … d_packages  They are available in the AUR.

Have you read OP post? I've cleanly stated that I'm already using them...

Sweet jesus are you kidding me? What kind of attitude is that? gogi-goji was trying to help you.... roll

Back on topic, thanks for this thread and the submitted screenshot, that fontconfig looks bitching!!! cool


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#13 2010-09-15 07:11:32

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Re: [SOLVED] How to get fonts in Arch like they are in Ubuntu now?

I'm following this instruction http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … d_packages
so I remove those packages: libxft, cairo, fontconfig, freetype2 and I install those from aur: freetype2-ubuntu, fontconfig-ubuntu, libxft-ubuntu, cairo-ubuntu, but fonts look the same

-- mod edit: read the Forum Etiquette and only post thumbs: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/For … s_and_Code --

They are still shattered and I don't know why.

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