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MY Fonts SUCK!

Discussion in 'General Linux Discussion' started by Daniel~, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Where can I get better ones and how do I install them!!

    Many thanks to our first responders...

    Yes my fonts look that bad.!
  2. Gizmo

    Gizmo Chief Site Administrator Staff Member

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    Dunno if this will help, but here:

    sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer

    That should install some of the MS true-type fonts, which a lot of applications seem to want.
  3. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks, they installed successfully! Not sure if I do anything else?
    Faded letters seem not in evidence...":O}
  4. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Mint fonts go here:
    /home/daniel/.fonts

    That is where the user fonts go for programs.
    I don't know how to change the system fonts for Cinnamon, but there should be a way to do it.
    I would have to look it up...
  5. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    We have: font settings" in "system settings."

    Not to happy with any of them. MS font didn't show up there though.
    So I'm at a loss as to how to move forward.
  6. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    did you try downloading some fonts and putting them in the .fonts directory?
    also, try downloading a theme or two. maybe they have new fonts installed so you can change them.
  7. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Basically all I've done is follow
    gizmo's lead by downloading with terminal.
  8. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    oh I see....
    You could try downloading some fonts you like from here:
    1001freefonts.com

    I recommend simple fonts for Linux
    • Click download
    • Righ-click the Zip
    • Click "Extract Here"
    • Move the font to your .fonts folder
    Then see if that font is available in your Linux settings or not.
    If not, try rebooting then looking again.
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Daniel, you have to configure the fonts and update the cache after installation. This is how I do it on Debian-esen:

    Code:
    fc-list
    will show you all the installed fonts.

    You can reconfigure the font rendering with [one at a time, as root]:
    Code:
    dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
    
    dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
    Then, update the font cache with [as root]:
    Code:
    fc-cache -fv 
    You may also need to logoff/logon as well.

    This is a link to some info from the Mint forum, it might be helpful:
    https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/29
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Nice tip! Thanks ThunderRd
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Many thanks TR and friends":O}

    Seemed to go well, carried out your instructions then followed your link and through in the MS Fonts instructions given at the end. Still have some faint letters that look like a old typewriter whose key isn't being hit hard enough.
    Do I select MS fonts in The "Fonts" section of "System Settings"?

    /root/.fontconfig: not cleaning non-existent cache directory
    fc-cache: succeeded
    daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid daniel # sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer is already the newest version (3.4+nmu1ubuntu2).
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 99 not upgraded.
    daniel-Sabertooth-Mint-18-DaVoid daniel #
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    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    I think anything further you would do through the system settings, yes.
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    Ah, I think I know what's going on here.

    Dan, in your Fonts settings, there should be an option titled 'antialiasing'. Make sure that is set to 'Rbga'
  14. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    My settings as I found them:

    (I'll check and see if MS fonts have been added to my font options.)

    MS fonts still not present in my font settings folder...sigh

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    Sorry that you're having font problems, Daniel~.
    Not helpful, apologies. If the floppies still work (which is nearly a moot point. How the heck can you read floppies nowadays?) I had some outrageously cool fonts that looked like ?Hindi and Tibetan script, but in English. They were MS compatible but I don't think they were from MS. Miss 'em.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2016
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    Thank you ThunderRd, this is a quite helpful post!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Sorry I haven't been around the last few days! Lots more pain than I'm use to, so lots more pain relievers, so lots less posting as the pain relievers are not all that effective at times.
    feeling a bit better today though!! ":O}

    I ran a search of home and of "all files" nothing turned up...sigh...
    I'll look into the Article/guide when I'm feeling a bit more up to it. Many thanks one and all!! ":O}
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    Hope you are feeling better Daniel!
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    It's kinda on and off.I'm working om it. ":O}

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