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Old 06-04-2011
This forum's font looks bad on my new installation

Some forums, including this one, look bad in FireFox on my new installation of Arch. Or more specifically, the main font looks bad.

I had the exact same problem on Fedora a few years ago when I did a new installation. I thought I rememberered that the solution there was to install some Lucida font. But running the command "xlsfonts | grep lucida" gives me the same results on my Fedora and Arch systems.

I installed several font packages which improved other things but not this.

Any ideas? Is anyone similarly afflicted?

---------- Post updated at 12:45 PM ---------- Previous update was at 12:07 PM ----------

Never mind.

Someone suggested I remove these bitmap font packages: xorg-fonts-75dpi xorg-fonts-100dpi

I did and now everything looks beautiful!

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mdbFontSize(5)							 The m17n Library						    mdbFontSize(5)

NAME
mdbFontSize - Font Size DESCRIPTION
In some case, a font contains incorrect information about its size (typically in the case of a hacked TrueType font), which results in a bad text layout when such a font is used in combination with the other fonts. To overcome this problem, the m17n library loads information about font-size adjustment from the m17n database by the tags <font, resize>. The data is loaded as a plist of this format. FONT-SIZE-ADJUSTMENT ::= PER-FONT * PER-FONT ::= '(' FONT-SPEC ADJUST-RATIO ')' FONT-SPEC ::= '(' [ FOUNDRY FAMILY [ WEIGHT [ STYLE [ STRETCH [ ADSTYLE ]]]]] REGISTRY ')' ADJUST-RATIO ::= INTEGER FONT-SPEC is to specify properties of a font. FOUNDRY to REGISTRY are symbols corresponding to Mfoundry to Mregistry property of a font. See m17nFont for the meaning of each property. ADJUST-RATIO is an integer number specifying by percentage how much the font-size must be adjusted. For instance, this PER-FONT: ((devanagari-cdac) 150) instructs the font handler of the m17n library to open a font of 1.5 times bigger than a requested size on opening a font whose registry is 'devanagari-cdac'. COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2001 Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA) Copyright (C) 2001-2011 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/fdl.html>. Version 1.6.2 12 Jan 2011 mdbFontSize(5)

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