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#1 2011-11-01 14:21:27

elysisone
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Registered: 2011-10-25
Posts: 11

Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

Hello my friends, though i am happy with Arch and my fonts looks great, in firefox 7 those pages that use helvetica looks kind of strange.

This is how it looks in Chromium
helveticachromium.jpg

This is how it looks in Firefox
helveticafirefox.jpg

I've installed w7-fonts,  and the next code in the .fonts.conf

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
       <match target="font" >
              <edit mode="assign" name="rgba" >
                     <const>rgb</const>
              </edit>
       </match>
       <match target="font" >
              <edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
                     <bool>true</bool>
              </edit>
       </match>
       <match target="font" >
               <edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
               <const>hintslight</const>
               </edit>
       </match>       
</fontconfig>

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#2 2011-11-01 14:28:36

frabjous
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Registered: 2010-07-13
Posts: 334

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

That's not Helvetica in the second image. Looks more like Bera sans or Deja Vu Sans.

What do you have in Firefox under Preferences > Content > Fonts & Colors > Advanced > Sans Serif?

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#3 2011-11-01 14:39:54

elysisone
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Registered: 2011-10-25
Posts: 11

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

No, i have trebuchet ms. Should i change it? tongue

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#4 2011-11-01 14:45:37

frabjous
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Registered: 2010-07-13
Posts: 334

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

It's worth a try. You can always change it back.

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#5 2011-11-01 14:57:54

elysisone
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Registered: 2011-10-25
Posts: 11

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

No, it didnt work. I guess it'srelated to something else.

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#6 2011-11-01 15:29:46

hadrons123
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Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

delete your local firefox profile.start it again!


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#7 2011-11-01 15:55:04

axel668
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 168

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

Unfortunately many Websites are defined to use Windows fonts ... to make them look nicer, you can install ttf-ms-fonts and ttf-vista-fonts from the AUR repositories


"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
(Mitch Ratcliffe)

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#8 2011-11-02 15:22:01

elysisone
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Registered: 2011-10-25
Posts: 11

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

That was the first thing i did. Though i have installed W7 fonts which are better.
Looking better, that font is Helvetica neue... so, any clues? big_smile

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#9 2011-11-02 16:43:21

brebs
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Registered: 2007-04-03
Posts: 3,742

Re: Helvetica fonts in Firefox looks ugly

I use in ~/.fonts.conf

    <match target="pattern" name="family">
        <test name="family" qual="any">
            <string>Helvetica</string>
        </test>
        <edit binding="strong" mode="prepend" name="family">
            <string>Arial</string>
        </edit>
    </match>

$ fc-match helvetica
arial.ttf: "Arial" "Normal"

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