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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:17

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I'm quite sure it has nothing to do with my antialiasing settings. Other websites render fine:

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Could we improve it? Thank You! :)

Best Answer ViperAFK , 23 May 2013 - 22:44

They look great if you use the infinality freetype/fontconfig packages:



I wrote a guide on installing them in debian: http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1 Go to the full post



#2 VincentM

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:21

This is a sign that one might be spending too much time on computers and might need to step outdoors once in awhile imo.. seriously, it's font..

#3 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:26

This is a sign that one might be spending too much time on computers and might need to step outdoors once in awhile imo.. seriously, it's font..


Buddy, you joined 7 days ago and you're already trolling. I don't like my fonts jagged and fused together, thank you.

#4 Freelancer1111

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:29

I don't know if you can install Firefox Addons into Iceweasel, but you could try to get https://addons.mozil.../addon/stylish/
and change the Font CSS to something better looking.

#5 ViperAFK

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 22:44   Best Answer

They look great if you use the infinality freetype/fontconfig packages:

Screenshot from 2013-05-23 18:42:38.png

I wrote a guide on installing them in debian: http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1

#6 Growled

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:35

I am on Chrome in Xubuntu right now and my fonts look nothing like that. So it's not all Linux.

#7 n_K

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:40

It depends entirely upon the fonts you have installed and setup for usage.
Same as on windows, if you empty your fonts folders, websites will suddenly stop looking quite so nice.

#8 The_Decryptor

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:43

I'm guessing your font config is setup to use embedded bitmaps in the font used on the site (most likely Segoe UI), if you disable them (via an XML tweak) it should look better.

#9 68k

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:21

What fonts are used on Neowin?

If they're Microsoft ones, you'll need to install msttcorefonts (Microsoft TrueType core fonts).

#10 Steven P.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:30

We don't use Microsoft truetype fonts, pretty sure it's helvetica, tahoma, arial etc (uses the first one you have on your system and ignores others) I also see the OP is blocking ads :(

Edit: Just checked, we use these: 'Segoe UI', Segoe, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif

Thing is, Arial looks great on Mac, (possibly Linux too?) but not in Windows which is why we use Segoe UI

#11 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 13:27

We don't use Microsoft truetype fonts, pretty sure it's helvetica, tahoma, arial etc (uses the first one you have on your system and ignores others) I also see the OP is blocking ads :(

Edit: Just checked, we use these: 'Segoe UI', Segoe, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, FreeSans, sans-serif

Thing is, Arial looks great on Mac, (possibly Linux too?) but not in Windows which is why we use Segoe UI


Yeah I apologize about that. Adblock Plus is baked into Iceweasel and I haven't had the chance to tweak it yet--I just reinstalled Debian yesterday on a Raid 0. I will edit my rules when I get home. :) Thanks for double checking those fonts for me. I'll try copying those fonts over from my Windows rig and see if that helps. Viper's fonts also look really nice so might give that a go. Thanks again! :)

They look great if you use the infinality freetype/fontconfig packages. I wrote a guide on installing them in debian: http://www.neowin.ne...__fromsearch__1


Thanks! I'll give it a try.

#12 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 19:54

Looks great now! I followed Viper's guide and I copied over the Segoe fonts from Windows.

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#13 Steven P.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:35

Great! :)

#14 Matthew_Thepc

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:55

Great! :)


Any chance you guys could CSS3 @font-face those fonts in, so they look good for everyone?