Re: [dev] OT: fonts in screenshot #2?

From: John Stewart <>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 07:05:25 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Anselm. That was my suspicion. It seems that the ubuntu people have applied ClearType patches (to libcairo perhaps?) that, imo, drastically improve the appearance of fonts on LCDs. I'm using dwm on a customized Debian stable setup, and I cannot get GTK apps to look good, whatever I do.

Seems like the solution is to start with a Ubuntu base.


From: Anselm R Garbe <>
To: dev mail list <>
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 3:40:02 AM
Subject: Re: [dev] OT: fonts in screenshot #2?

2009/8/10 John Stewart <>:
> The fonts in screenshot #2 at look
> terrific. Could whoever set up the system depicted there help us idiots out
> here improve the appearance of our displays?

Do you mean the firefox fonts or the terminal font? terminal font is
terminus, the firefox font is from ubuntu.

Kind regards,
Received on Mon Aug 10 2009 - 14:05:25 UTC

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