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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 5:25 pm 
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how come the fonts are so messed up in linux? i know fonts havent been good in the past, but surely they have done some improvements since? im using mandrake 9 which looks nice but theres always dodgy looking fonts on it.. programs like amsn suck as well, the writing is either huge or just looking dodgy.. not polished enough i spose
anyone wanna explain what the deal is? or how i can make it look nice myself?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 5:57 pm 
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You need to install some truetype fonts, and if your video card supports the xrender extension you need to use AA on the fonts. Mandrakes control center has a font installer that will install MS truetype fonts from a windows partition and there is a sourceforge page with the MS core fonts if you don't have a windows partition.

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