Saturday, June 16, 2007

Perfect fonts in Ubuntu

I followed this how-to to install freetype and cairo libraries. Now my fonts are better anti-aliased, thus look very cute :). And for anyone who wants to have better fonts and don't want to worry any details, here's how to do it, in a brief way;

Just open gnome-terminal (or any other of your choice) and type these in order.

1. sudo echo "deb feisty fonts" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
2. sudo echo "deb-src feisty fonts" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
3. wget -O- | sudo apt-key add -
4. sudo aptitude update
5. sudo aptitude install libfreetype6 libcairo2 libxft2

and installing is complete. Restart the X server ( Ctrl + Alt + Backspace), and you are done :)
Edit : Installing MS fonts first would give better results. I guess you can do it easily using Automatix which is a GUI tool for easy installation of many additional applications in Ubuntu.

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