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-====== Typeface tuning (Ubuntu) ====== 
-Fonts are an important part of your GUI. On Ubuntu, you got many possibilities to influence the font-rendering behavior and therefore how text is displayed. But you need to know some things about it, otherwise your resulting typeface may gets unergonomic and bad-looking. ​ 
  
-Go to "​System->​Preferences->​Appearance->​Fonts"​ to change the most important settings. 
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-===== Terms ===== 
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-==== (Font) Hinting === 
-See Wikipedia: [[wp>​Font_hinting|Font hinting]]. 
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-==== (Font) Rasterization (or smoothing) === 
-See Wikipedia: [[wp>​Font_rasterization|Font rasterization]]. 
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-===== Install Microsoft fonts ===== 
-=== 9.04 Jaunty and above === 
-Many websites and documents are using proprietary Microsoft fonts like Arial. Without the needed fonts, some of them are looking really bad. But fortunately,​ the most important fonts were provided by Microsoft "in the interest of cross-platform compatibility"​ but under strict rules. The [[http://​corefonts.sourceforge.net/​|corefonts-project]] targets an easy installation of them, in a way which "​do(es) not distribute Microsoft'​s fonts in a prohibited way". 
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-Simply [[:​os:​ubuntu:​package-management:​package-management-cli|install]] the following package(s): 
-  * ''​[[apt>​ttf-mscorefonts-installer]]''​ //​(multiverse)//​ 
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-To use the new fonts directly on your desktop, go to "​System->​Preferences->​Appearance->​Fonts"​. 
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-If you are getting errors like "''​Error while parsing proxy url »http://:​8080/​«:​ Invalid hostname.''"​ during installation and your are not behind a [[wp>​Proxy_server|proxy server]], there is a solution:​((found at [[uuwiki>​Schriften#​Windowsschriftarten|wiki.ubuntuusers.de]] :lang_de:)) 
-  - Open ''/​var/​lib/​dpkg/​info/​msttcorefonts.postinst''​ 
-  - Search for the following lines: <​code>​db_get msttcorefonts/​http_proxy 
-http_proxy=$RET</​code>​ 
-  - The pound sign # is used to comment something out. Use it to make the installer ignoring the wrong proxy settings: <​code>#​ db_get msttcorefonts/​http_proxy 
-# http_proxy=$RET</​code>​ 
-  - Run the following to complete the installation:​ <​code>​sudo dpkg --configure -a</​code>​ 
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-===== Install Mac fonts ===== 
-See [[http://​www.ubuntu-inside.me/​2009/​02/​installing-mac-fonts-on-ubuntu.html|Installing MAC Fonts on Ubuntu]]. 
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-===== See also ===== 
-  * [[.:fonts]] 
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-===== Weblinks ===== 
-  * [[uuwiki>​Schriftbild_verbessern|Schriftbild verbessern]] :lang_de: -- Very good article about influencing your font rendering. 
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-{{tag>​ubuntu linux font typeface howto}} 
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