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.
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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?
Installation into Linux Mint:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:no1wantdthisname/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fontconfig-infinality
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:
sudo bash /etc/fonts/infinality/infctl.sh setstyle
It is recommended to choose the type "Linux". If you choose "Windows" or "OSX", keep in mind that you will need to install the fonts from the respective OS.
2. Open the file
sudo gedit /etc/profile.d/infinality-settings.sh
and find the line "USE_STYLE="DEFAULT". Change it accordingly DEFAULT on UBUNTU. Save, exit.
3. In order for our system rebooted normally, you need to move the config file:
sudo mv /etc/profile.d/infinality-settings.sh /etc/infinality-settings.sh sudo chmod a+rx /etc/infinality-settings.sh
4. Create in your home folder with this file name .bashrc, open it and add the line
# INFINALITY FONT RENDERING CONFIG . /etc/infinality-settings.sh
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:
sudo apt-get purge fontconfig-infinality sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:no1wantdthisname/ppa
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.
sudo apt-get install fonts-cantarell lmodern ttf-aenigma ttf-georgewilliams ttf-bitstream-vera ttf-sjfonts ttf-tuffy tv-fonts
This sets a very impressive set of fonts. But if you want more, then you can install all the available fonts in just one command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-font-meta
May the Force be with you,