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The fonts look great under Ubuntu but when I'm running kde they look terrible even with the same Ubuntu font and font smoothing turned on in KDE. Thanks.
    
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Oh my...
KDE fonts looks great,gnome's look awful and needs lots of tweakings to look nice.

ayways, you should be able to do so under "configure desktop" (personal settings)
everything you need should be there - look on the Look and feel menus, not the Font installer
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You mean fonts in GTK apps look ugly under KDE.
You do know a difference between Qt and GTK?
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Originally Posted by EduFurtado;11757075 
Oh my...
KDE fonts looks great,gnome's look awful and needs lots of tweakings to look nice.

ayways, you should be able to do so under "configure desktop" (personal settings)
everything you need should be there - look on the Look and feel menus, not the Font installer

Ehh. You may need to get your eyes checked if you think KDE fonts look better than Gnome fonts by default. But yea I've tried all the menus and all the recommendations on the Ubuntu forums. Still no good solution.
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You mean fonts in GTK apps look ugly under KDE.
You do know a difference between Qt and GTK?

Na I'm talking about native KDE apps. They all look pretty bad.
    
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I'll have to agree here. Chrome is GTK based, even when running KDE, and the fonts do look better.

It might be because by Gnome uses subpixel smoothing, while KDE has it turned off by default.

You can turn it on by going System Settings->Application Appearance->Fonts, and enable anti-aliasing, then go to Configure and check use subpixel rendering and set it to RGB. (Optional: set hinting style to full)
    
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Originally Posted by nathris;11757636 
I'll have to agree here. Chrome is GTK based, even when running KDE, and the fonts do look better.

It might be because by Gnome uses subpixel smoothing, while KDE has it turned off by default.

You can turn it on by going System Settings->Application Appearance->Fonts, and enable anti-aliasing, then go to Configure and check use subpixel rendering and set it to RGB. (Optional: set hinting style to full)

Been there done that. Check my other posts. I've already researched this on the Ubuntu forums.
    
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Maybe you should turn subpixel rendering off. That's the source of half the ugliness tongue.gif

What exactly looks bad about the fonts? "Bad" doesn't mean a lot. Hinting above Slight warps the appearance of fonts (and yet Windows always has crazy hinting), so maybe you should leave it at Slight. This is what Ubuntu uses by default.

@nathris: Chrome/Chromium is a pain. It ignores all font rendering settings and applies its own, so if you like it then that's fantastic but if don't like it then you're SOL. It also doesn't allow you to change the scroll rate but that's another rant...
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BTW there is an option in KDE System Settings > Application Appearances > Fonts to choose and adjust style and size, bold, Italic, whatever for 8 specific apps/locations as well as All Fonts. Additionally you can enable/disable anti-aliasing and select to force font DPI.
I'd be surprised if you couldn't get superior looking (even subjectively) with all that in one place.
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