Workstation fonts experience

I have found that best font experience for me is hinting ‘none’/antialiasing LCD in gnome-tweak-tools. That makes Gnome fonts (e.g. Nautilus) look very good. Firefox is another beast. What made me happy was setting Xft resources setting also to same values as in Gnome. I also set DPI of my monitor in Xresources. I also switched Firefox display backend to Cairo Unfortuntely sites like Facebook seems to ignore Linux so I had to disable allowing sites to change font (probably it could be set in FreeType config to subsitute Facebook font also)

How are yours experience with Linux desktop ?

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Great IMHO. Hinting is set to “slight” here … works for me.

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I’ve always wondered what would be optimal. I have:

Rendering = Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)
Smoothing = Subpixel (LCDs)
Hinting = Slight
Subpixel Order = RGB

Looks good to me. If they’re not set right, eg. no Subpixel smoothing, fonts can look awful.

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I think this is what you are looking for - https://github.com/silenc3r/fedora-better-fonts

Personally I wish that this was all sorted upstream because the default fonts and settings are pretty ugly, especially if you are coming from the Mac world.

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So far, the command to check your current settings hasn’t been mentioned:

xrdb -query
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Wow. So what does a Mac UI look like? Any screenshots?
I am kinda liking my Fedora UI (eventually, you can tweak things to look the way you like)

I too prefer Fedora… but the stock fonts and their rendering are pretty ugly… once you use the fedora-better-fonts package I think Fedora looks as good as a Mac.
Fonts are a pretty key part of the experience when you look at a screen of text all day.

Are those (replacement) fonts open?

I did not look at all of them, but at least the Ubuntu font is not allowed in Fedora.

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