Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Font configuration in Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

This is the font configuration that has worked extremely well for me in my Dell Inspiron laptop:

1. Font size of 9 across the board

2. Entries in ~/.fonts.conf file, based on the recommendations from the following post -

<match target="font">
<edit mode="assign" name="antialias">
<edit mode="assign" name="hinting">
<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle">
<edit mode="assign" name="lcdfilter">
<edit mode="assign" name="rgba">

3. The fonts within firefox looked extremely tiny at the end of this exercise. This was improved by installing Microsoft Core fonts :
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts gsfonts-x11