Comparing Windows and Fedora Core Font Rendering
Jonathan B. Horen
horen at horen.org.il
Sat Dec 25 04:35:01 UTC 2004
> Having done so, I made a series of screen captures under both Windows
> 2000 and Fedora Core 2 (fully updated), on my dual-booting Inspiron
> 5000e laptop. Here are the results:
> When comparing, please disregard the headings that wound up being
> anti-aliased on Win2K but not on FC2.
> As you can see, the results are not identical, and, I think, look
> poorer on Fedora.
I think they both look terrible. I'm running Firefox-1.0 on FC/3, with
my font setting for Proportional set to San-Serif 14pt, San-Serif set to
Arial, and "Always use my fonts" checked (selected) -- it looks
terrible; however, changing San-Serif to san-serif, Bitstream Vera Sans,
Luxi Sans, Nimbus Sans L, or Tahoma makes www.slashdot.org look terrific!
Try losing the Arial and using a different proportional font. Note: I
installed the msttcorefonts-1.3-3 RPM package.
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