How to Achieve Nice Font Rendering in Ubuntu Hardy

If you have always feel that the font in Ubuntu looks strange and ugly, it is because the font smoothing option is not turned on by default.

To get a nice smooth font in your Ubuntu Hardy, do the following:

In the terminal, type:

sudo ln -sf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Once it is done, log out and log in again. You should see a noticeable change in the font.

The font before smoothing
The font before smoothing
The font after smoothing
The font after smoothing

[via Ubuntu forum]


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