New Linux user. Firefox 3 displays awful fonts
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:00 PM
Firefox displays horrible fonts in the 3 systems. I have Firefox with the default fonts. I have tried to change them manually and didn't get better. I have FreeType installed plus adjusted my Mandriva for the best font quality display in the Font Manager. I have all the Windows fonts too, a total of 100 fomnts installed.
Firefox looks absolutely horrible. The fonts not only look ugly but the sizes are absurd. Usually too small, unreadable many times, but the size of a same site changes every day...
Any idea to improve this?
[moved from Software by spinynorman]
Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:05 PM
Have you tried creating a new user and starting Firefox as that user, to make sure it's not something in your Firefox config?
It could also be a X windows dpi setting problem, do a:
grep -i dpi /var/log/Xorg.0.log
and post the output you get.
Maybe also post a screenshot of firefox with the horrible fonts, to show us what you mean.
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Posted 10 December 2008 - 08:01 AM
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