Ugly Text

Jonathan Beatty jonathan.beatty at
Wed Aug 11 22:06:49 UTC 2010

There are some font packages that start with ttf (if I remember correctly) that fix this problem cleanly.

On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 17:33:47 -0400
Kwan Lowe <kwan at> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh at> wrote:
> > Text to be printed by Firefox has disastrously bad text layout, and has
> > had bad layout for years.  An example is attached.  The only way to get
> > text well laid out is to copy it into a word processor (I use Open
> > Office) and to print it out from there.
> >
> > Who else has noticed this?  Is there a known cure, say by downloading
> > fonts, or font layout tables?
> You've hit it.. It's often missing fonts that cause bad rendering.
> There are some web core font packages you can install that will
> improve it.  You can also override the web page settings.
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