Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Fedora 15 - How to fix the font rendering

If you are new to Linux, using the terminal is part of the experience!

1. Enable the RPM Fusion Repository

Copy this as one line.

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

2. Install the freetype-freeworld font hinting package

su -c 'yum install freetype-freeworld'

3. For a better web browsing experience, install the Microsoft Core Fonts

Here's one I compiled earlier!

su -c 'rpm -ivh http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16953763/msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm'

Now reboot your system.