Recently I installed Fedora 17. Font rendering in Fedora is somewhat unoptimized, thanks to many patent clad algorithms for rendering fonts. But you if you want the best, follow the steps below
- Enable RPM Fusion Repos
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
- Install freetype-freeworld package
yum install freetype-freeworld
- Install gnome tweak tool
yum install gnome-tweak-tool
- Tweak font rendering
Open gnome-tweak-tool by typing “advanced settings”. Then set
Hinting = Slight
Antialiasing = Rgba
- Configure ~/.fonts.conf
Please save the attached file as .fonts.conf in your home folder ( ie. /home/michael/.fonts.conf ). Note the file name is .fonts.conf with a period in the begining.
Above will render fonts in the best possible way (Font Rendering is matter of preference – tweak around for yourself). Now any application, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc will render fonts in the same manner.