[CentOS] my fonts look horrible (centos5.3/xfce)

Ryan Pugatch rpug at tripadvisor.com
Sat Aug 29 01:05:42 UTC 2009

Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> I never had jagged fonts with the standard xfce in extras and normal
>> CentOS using the liberation fonts and the standard freetype from centos.
>>  I was using the same fonts I used in Gnome.
>> Maybe I am missing something, why did you need to rebuild freetype?
>> Are you using the xfce from centos 5 extras?
> Here is a list of the relevant fonts I have installed:
> bitstream-vera-fonts-1.10-7
> liberation-fonts-1.0-1.el5
> libXfont-1.2.2-1.0.3.el5_1
> libXfontcache-1.0.2-3.1
> xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-base-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-truetype-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-fonts-Type1-7.1-2.1.el5
> xorg-x11-font-utils-7.1-2
> After you make sure liberation-fonts and bitstream-vera-fonts are
> installed, try making "Bitstream Vera Sans" or "Liberation Sans" your
> application font.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes

I installed from extras.  I rebuilt freetype to enable BCI.  I'm going 
to reload the machine and then install your suggested fonts and MS core 
fonts and see how it goes.  It's easier to start fresh now since I've 
messed with so many things :)  Will follow up when I am done.



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