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    Default openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    Please see below 2 images showing same page in same machine, 1st one for openSUSE, 2nd one for linuxmint 15
    View image: open SUSE bbc china
    View image: linux mint bbc china

    I am impressed by openSUSE KDE but the (chinese) font displayed would keep me in linuxmint at the moment.

    Have tried within the live cd environment installing via 1-click in software.opensuse.org
    - ubuntu-fonts
    - ubuntu-font-family
    - fetchmsttfonts
    Have changed the font setup (anti-aliasing enabled, hinting medium) in system settings.

    Note that there is also some repos mentioned (e.g. infinality, muzlocker) but haven't tried that in live cd env.

    There is no change in the page (bbc china) displayed . Is there any guaranteed ways achieving the linuxmint display? Have been researching but there seems to be no easy answer.
    Looking for help. Screens would be much appreciated. tks.

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    On 06/11/2013 12:06 PM, andy0023 wrote:
    > Please see below 2 images showing same page in same machine, 1st one for
    > openSUSE, 2nd one for linuxmint 15
    > 'View image: open SUSE bbc china' (http://postimg.org/image/8sf6i7il5/)
    > 'View image: linux mint bbc china'
    > (http://postimg.org/image/3shqa9cyh/)


    are you sure you marked those correctly? because to my eye (which
    admittedly knows zero about Chinese characters) the example you have
    labeled as openSUSE is _much_ clearer, detailed and readable than the
    mint image (on *my* machine/monitor)

    NOTE: i really messed up my system once fiddling with dpi, so read my
    sig caveat _prior_ to messing with the knobs because of what i'm
    about to write:

    i _guess_ you may need to see what dpi setting the best of those two
    is using, and try setting the same in the other..

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    AFAIK linux mint has anti-aliassing on by default in KDE. To set it, go Systemsettings - Program appearance - fonts. Turn on anti-aliassing, play around with the settings until you're satisfied.

    BTW. I agree with DenverD., the openSUSE image looks much sharper, more readable to me, but I cannot even read a single character, so that's up to your preferences.

    BT2ndW: We have chinese subforums, you may find better support for chinese fonts with the users overthere.
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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    no, did not make any mistake, 1st one for openSUSE, 2nd one for linuxmint 15

    is there anyway to test it out in live CD?

    e.g. I have a dual boot. Could i copy my win7 fonts to /usr/share/fonts of live env (i.e. the usb). run SUSEconfig. logout and login. Does it require a reboot updating the fonts cache?

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    Quote Originally Posted by andy0023 View Post
    no, did not make any mistake, 1st one for openSUSE, 2nd one for linuxmint 15

    is there anyway to test it out in live CD?

    e.g. I have a dual boot. Could i copy my win7 fonts to /usr/share/fonts of live env (i.e. the usb). run SUSEconfig. logout and login. Does it require a reboot updating the fonts cache?
    SuSEconfig is deprecated. But KDE has a font manager, which allows you to add fonts and does all the settings and config for you. Just type "font" in the launcher and it should show up.

    AFAIK the LiveCD supports the KDE systemsettings re. fonts.
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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    Looks like both Oses are using different fonts
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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    You can probably just fix this up in Firefox.

    In the mint screenshot you are using a gothic font (sans serif). In the openSUSE example you are using a mincho font (serif).

    Try going into Firefox font settings and set

    Chinese (of some sort) > proportional font > sans serif

    and make sure you have a good gothic chinese font selected for sans serif.

    (sorry - I use Japanese font description which are called gothic and mincho for sans serif and serif - not sure if Chinese uses the same description but you should get the idea)

    edit: btw - for this to take effect on specific pages you will need to work out what character encoding pages are using. The BBC page appears to be using UTF8 so you would need to repeat the above steps for utfa instead of Chinese (of some sort).

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    this is how the page looks for me with a gothic (sans serif) font

    SUSE Paste

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    oh. . . . and one other thing.
    In your openSUSE screenshot you either do not have anti-aliasing enabled or the font you are using does not support it.
    If your problem with fonts is only in firefox then simply changing the select font in firefox should help otherwise you will need to install a better Chinese font. There are a number in the OS repository.
    ubuntu fonts and msttfonts will not help you.

    I'm not a chinese user though.
    If you want to find out what other Chinese openSUSE users are using as far as fonts go you might be better asking here

    https://forums.opensuse.org/aeae-chinese/

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    Default Re: openSUSE 12.3 KDE font in webpage

    a little google suggests the default Chinese fonts for openSUSE should be WenQuanYi (also the same default Chinese fonts for most distros)

    these are in the OS repo so ensure you have them installed. There are three sets

    wqy-bitmap-fonts
    wqy-microhei-fonts
    wqy-zenhei-fonts

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