Just a thought

Firefox fonts in Linux

Posted by stringofthoughts on March 30, 2009

I have been using Linux for a long time now and one of the bad thing about Linux is firefox fonts. It’s really tiny and sort of ugly. It’s kind of irritating and it’s a big downside for new Linux users. They see this and they immediately wants to switch back to windows. Linux/Firefox people should do something about it.

There is a quick fix for this though 🙂 . All you nee to do is install msttcorefonts.deb (I use Ubuntu) and then change fonts in Firefox preferences. and that’ all.  To use msttcorefonts.deb you need to enable Universe component of repositories.

$ sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts       // Installs msttcorefonts

Logout and log back in and you can use new fonts or to avoid logging out use

$ sudo fc-cache -fv                           // It regenerates the font cache.

After installing Microsoft True Type Core Fonts the Firefox experience in Linux is much better. (Don’t let these small things stop you from using Linux.)

Remark :: Forget about Firefox now. There is a new browser Epiphany . Check it out. It is very awesome. It user Firefox and Safari engine. choose whatever you like.


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