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Old 07-23-10, 08:51 AM   #52
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Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.3 Released.

OK. I've found someone who has made some repos for better looking fonts. They use the Ubuntu patches. I think this is not in openSUSE by default and other distros because of some patent issue with the hinter, as it supposed to be a grey area in regard to Apple.

To install the procedure is as follows:-

1. Run the command:
zypper ar
2. Run this command:
zypper dup
. This will upgrade your existing cairo, freetype and fontconfig packages to the patched ones.

3. Add the following lines in /etc/X11/Xresources:-

Xft.dpi: 96
Xft.antialias: true
Xft.rgba: rgb
Xft.hinting: true
Xft.hintstyle: hintslight
Xft.lcdfilter: lcddefault

Change the line "Xft.hintstyle: hintslight" to "Xft.hintstyle: hintslight/hintmedium/hintfull" depending on what you select in your GNOME or KDE desktop font settings.

My recommendation is to set the settings to "Slight" and turn on "Subpixel Hinting" under (for GNOME only) Change Desktop Background (Right click on desktop) -> Fonts -> Details -> Subpixel & Slight.
To edit the Xresources file just hit Alt, F2 and type
gnomesu gedit /etc/X11/Xresources
and paste those lines at the bottom. Then just re-login and you should have much nicer and shaper fonts.

Link to the thread

My Screenshot Here

Updated thread with links on the first post.
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