Sunday, 26 October 2008

Fonts in Ubuntu 8.10

By default in Ubuntu 8.10 the fonts aren't great. To fix this, first install the Microsoft Truetype fonts: -

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

Then install the Segoe UI font

cd ~
mkdir .fonts
cd .fonts
unzip ../

For a great Monospace font, take a look at Inconsolata : -

cd ~/.fonts

In Gnome, the fonts are changed via "System->Preferences->Appearance" under the Fonts tab - you can then change the default to "segoe_ui", and the monospace to "Inconsolata".

Finally, change the rendering to "Subpixel Smoothing".

Everything should now look much better.

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