How to Fix bad font display in KDE and OpenSuSE 13.1 RC 1 ?

Today Installed OpenSuSE Release Candidae 1 .

Moved from my kubuntu to learn some new stuff on the other linux distros too.

I installed KDE.

As I mounter my old home directory in /home, all my files are there safely.

But, the fonts looked so ugly and bad.

To fix that, deleted the file .fonts.conf in my home directory.

Still bad.

Then configured as below to use the font "Droid Sans" in KDE->Configure Desktop>Application Apperance->Fonts

Check the below screenshots.

After this, logged out and logged in.

Now my fonts looks AWESOME.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GpVlYuSZnoY/Ullk9W-AmeI/AAAAAAAAT6Y/Ip4stPfUEu4/w722-h575-no/suse-snapshot2.png

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uBOIWP3z_Ps/UlllKfPm4EI/AAAAAAAAT6g/drvge0m6G4k/w441-h238-no/suse-snapshot3.png

Exploring various features of OpenSuSE like YaST, Zypper, OpenBuild System, repositoies etc.

Hope this will become a good alternate to ubuntu.

5 thoughts on “How to Fix bad font display in KDE and OpenSuSE 13.1 RC 1 ?

  1. சார் நான் Kubuntu 12.04 பயன்படுத்தி பார்த்தேன். அதில் libreoffice writer -ல் ibus மூலம் தமிழ் தட்டச்சு செய்ய முடியவில்லை. தாங்கள் பயன்படுத்திய kubuntu பதிப்பு libreoffice பதிப்பு என்ன? kubuntu+libreoffice+ibus மூலமாக தமிழ் தட்டச்சு செய்வது எப்படி என விளக்கினால் பயனுள்ளதாக இருக்கும். லினக்ஸில் சில நேரங்களில் எழுத்துரு பிரச்சனை மிகவும் சிக்கலானதாகவே இருக்கிறது. ஆனால் உபுண்டுவில் அற்புதமாக(Gnome) வேலை செய்கிறது.

  2. I’m curious, tshrinivasan, how did openSUSE KDE work out for you?
    BTW the best font rendering in openSUSE KDE can be achieved by using Infinality for font rendering, that’s what they do with Ubuntu.
    Open Yast>Software Management and search for fontconfig-infinality. If already installed just choose “systemsettings” instead of “enabled” after use antialiasing: that should work the best in this case. Furthermore not every screen has the same resolution natively. KDE uses the native screenresolution by default. so UNcheck the force fonts DPI at 96. If then the fonts appear a different size, your monitor or screen must have a different resolution; just reduce the font sizes to a size you like. This should make your fonts look really snazzy!🙂

    P.S. if fontconfig-infinality is not available on yast, do a package search on the openSUSE website and use one-click install to configure it.

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