Linux : Font smooting on Ubuntu Hardy

This page last changed on Jul 25, 2008 by Kees de Kooter


Because of legal issues and fears of violating patents by default the subpixel hinting for aLCD panels is turned off in Ubuntu. Although the fonts look pretty good to my eye I still decided to try to improve it. With great success! My fonts look really smooth now. Below are the methods I found that help achive this.

Worked for me

sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config Choose Autohinter / Always / No

Other solution - not verified

Yet another solution - not verified