Fonts in Linux look noticeably worse than in Windows because everyone’s favorite Microsoft has managed to patent some obvious optimise font rendering on LCD screens. Without violating these patents to achieve high-quality display of fonts is impossible.
How then in other operating systems — for example, in Mac OS X — manages to provide a wonderful drawing text? The fact that Apple and Microsoft signed a cross-licensing agreement allowing the companies free to use patents to each other. With Linux developers, of course, no such agreement is not going to sign, and therefore have to be content with what we have. Do Linux users are doomed forever spoil the view?
How to improve the quality of font rendering in Linux? This will help us project Infinality.
Installation into Linux Mint:
Now, let’s customize our fonts:
1. Now you need to reboot and you are ready to configure. Then run the following file and choose the type of rendering:
It is recommended
to choose the type
“Windows” or “OSX“, keep in mind that
you will need
from the respective
2. Open the file
find the line “USE_STYLE=”DEFAULT“. Change
DEFAULT on UBUNTU. Save, exit.
3. In order for
rebooted normally, you need to move
the config file:
I followed the advice and made the necessary manipulations. The fonts have become smoother, convenient readability text has increased significantly. I recommend to use.
Before the manipulations do not forget to take a screenshot, so it would be easier to detect changes. This will help when choosing the type of rendering.
If you don’t like it, then you can always roll back the changes:
What else to do to improve the quality of font rendering in Linux Mint?
We have just considered a way to improve font rendering. However, it is equally important to install the fonts and preferably high quality. In Linux Mint you can easily install hundreds of additional fonts just one team.
a very impressive set of fonts. But
want more, then
you can install
all the available fonts
If you don’t need a hundred, and —as a true linuxoid — need only free fonts offers a repository of The Open Font Library.
May the Force be with you,