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Dominus
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I've only recently been using Linux as a desktop and I have a couple of questions. When browsing the web with Firefox, Galeon, or Mozilla ... the fonts look terrible and aren't smooth at all. I've looked at the alternative fonts, in the preferences, and they aren't any better. Any ideas on how I can fix this so pages are readable and pleasant to the eyes?
 

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#3
A couple additional things, make sure that you have the True type fonts installed, and the bitstream-vera font set. Make sure that your font paths are included in XF86Config, and this seems to help even more, in /usr/X11R6/etc/fonts/local.conf, add these lines:

Code:
         <match target="pattern" name="family">
             <test qual="any" name="family">
                 <string>Helvetica</string>
             </test>
             <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                 <string>sans-serif</string>
             </edit>
         </match>     
         <match target="pattern" name="family">
             <test qual="any" name="family">
                 <string>Verdana</string>
             </test>
             <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                 <string>sans-serif</string>
             </edit>
         </match>     
         <match target="pattern" name="family">
             <test qual="any" name="family">
                 <string>Lucida</string>
             </test>
             <edit name="family" mode="assign">
                 <string>sans-serif</string>
             </edit>
         </match>
 

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Dominus
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#4
Now at least I can read webpages without killing my eyes. Thanks to both of you. The other fonts in Gnome seem to be fine. I just had problems with my browser fonts,
 

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