font quality / gamma correction

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Chad, May 10, 2007.

  1. Chad

    Chad New Member

    I need help to get the BEST, sharpest, most crisp font quality (including proper size) in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, to match Windows as much as possible (Vista). I've tried so much, no matter what I've done I cannot get the fonts as crisp as Windows at all.

    I installed 32bit Ubuntu Feisty Fawn and by default, the resolution was properly set to 1280x800 (widescreen) on 60Hz refresh. Do I need to install/enable 915resolution?

    I'm struggling to get the best font quality possible

    What I've done
    - msttcorefonts
    - freetype
    - copy over all segoe*, calabra* and tahoma* fonts from Windows
    - cloned firefox 2 font settings of Windows into here in Ubuntu
    - I have gtk2-engines-pixbuf enabled by Ubuntu's default (double checked via synaptic)
  2. Chad

    Chad New Member






    Notice text is getting bolded too much and somehow larger in linux? Why?

    Also, Vista is nice and bright. Linux is somewhat "flat" in contrast. Not horrible, but just not as nicely bright for some reason. How would I corrrect this?

    Keep in mind I'm new to linux!

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    Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    15.4" Widescreen (1280x800)
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