Another take on font rendering

October 27, 2008

Found on the Tombuntu blog

Tom describes ways of getting hinting to work by using the fonts.conf files – I wonder how this differs from my previous post about readability where I ran:

sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Found from another blog (

Will test when I get bored… 🙂


Improve readability in Ubuntu 8.10

October 24, 2008

I was trying to read a page and saw that the font rendering was terrible and hard to read. Found a partial solution here “How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

It didn’t make the world a perfect place, but it certainly improved the readability as seen in the example below. In the first pic some letters are practically printed on each other, while in the second the spacing between characters has been notably improved.

Improve text rendering, hinting of fonts

Improve text rendering, hinting of fonts