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gentian
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:21 am    Post subject: Ubuntu font rendering on Gentoo Reply with quote

Is this possible? I would really like to improve my xfce and I would love to see the xubuntu font settings aesthetic on my gentoo xfce basic desktop. Could someone please outline the steps that this could be achieved?

http://noz3001.wordpress.com/2011/07/01/ubuntu-font-rendering-on-debian-wheezy/

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-emerge the fonts you want. for example, there's this:

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* media-fonts/ubuntu-font-family
     Available versions:  0.71.2 (~)0.71.2-r1 (~)0.80 {{X}}
     Homepage:            http://font.ubuntu.com/
     Description:         A set of matching libre/open fonts funded by Canonical

-make sure 'cairo' is in your global USE, if indeed you want to use cairo
-tick off the fonts you want via 'eselect fontconfig'
-emerging lxappearance aint a bad idea for graphically setting the default font for apps that use its requisite settings

Within the DE itself you should have graphical tools for fiddling with fonts once the above are taken care of.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See huge fonts thread.

Infinality's rendering is better than Ubuntu's, and more configurable.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulBredbury wrote:
See huge fonts thread.

Infinality's rendering is better than Ubuntu's, and more configurable.

I wouldn't really like wasting time on fonts atm. I just need something that looks good out of the box. I don't really need just the ubuntu fonts, In fact, I would rather have the droid fonts which are used on Xubuntu by default and they are configured quite awesomely imo. I had a look on Archwiki and it seems that there is some sort of patching required in order for the fonts to have the same effect on other distros?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Font_Configuration#Patched_packages
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try lcd-filtering overlay. Thats the easy and recommanded gentoo way to apply infinilty.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recommend to add the infinality overlay and install the packages in there. Infinality has some good default sets, so it doesn't need much configuration to set up. Tho you can configure it in much detail if you want to.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helmering wrote:
Try lcd-filtering overlay. Thats the easy and recommanded gentoo way to apply infinilty.

Could you elaborate a little bit on that please? Is this what I need to do?

http://gitorious.org/lcd-filtering/pages/Install
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yngwin wrote:
I recommend to add the infinality overlay and install the packages in there. Infinality has some good default sets, so it doesn't need much configuration to set up. Tho you can configure it in much detail if you want to.

I tried Infinality in the past and I wasn't very pleased with the results. I simply want to achieve the same results as you get on Xubuntu 11.10..
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inifinality overlay includes an Ubuntu-like setting you can select with "source /usr/lib64/ft-settings.sh ubuntu".
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentian wrote:
Helmering wrote:
Try lcd-filtering overlay. Thats the easy and recommanded gentoo way to apply infinilty.

Could you elaborate a little bit on that please? Is this what I need to do?

http://gitorious.org/lcd-filtering/pages/Install


Yes, follow the WIKI, change ~x86 to your needs and have a deeper look into the fontconfig and freetype section of the wiki.
P.S: lcd-filtering overlay applies the infinalty patches.

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