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    Default Issues with arial font

    Hi all,

    I am facing an unusual issue with fonts on my desktop. That is whenever I try to install microsoft font arial, the system font display gets impacted i.e. becomes smaller and difficult to read in few places. I tried installing this font from Yast->software Manager->FetchMSTTFonts, Configure Desktop->Font Management and finally copying the font to folder /usr/share/fonts using sudo. All three ways gave me the same result. i found no other font from the fetchmsttfonts package causing this issue.

    Further I tried increasing the DPI at Configure Desktop->Application Appearance->Fonts->Force fonts DPI to a higher range. This improved the situation slightly, but the font display does not look neat.

    Is anyone else facing this issue? Any pointers to fix this?

    I use OpenSuSE 13.1 AMD64 KDE desktop. Have a NVidia card GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i and 4 GB DDR2 RAM.

    Regards
    Ganesh

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    Default Re: Issues with arial font

    I no longer use ms fonts at all. They have absolutely no benefit, in fact quite the opposite I find.
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    Default Re: Issues with arial font

    On 2013-12-15 05:06, caf4926 wrote:
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    > I no longer use ms fonts at all. They have absolutely no benefit, in
    > fact quite the opposite I find.


    I have them installed and I have no issue at all. I do not use them, but
    some of my correspondents do. Having them available avoids problems.

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    Default Re: Issues with arial font

    Code:
    /var/adm/update-scripts/fetchmsttfonts-11.4-15.1.4-fetchmsttfonts.sh.txt
    is simply a bash script. You should be able to run it in konsole and watch the error messages, if any.

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    Default Re: Issues with arial font

    Quote Originally Posted by ganeshmallyap View Post
    Hi all,

    I am facing an unusual issue with fonts on my desktop. That is whenever I try to install microsoft font arial, the system font display gets impacted i.e. becomes smaller and difficult to read in few places. I tried installing this font from Yast->software Manager->FetchMSTTFonts, Configure Desktop->Font Management and finally copying the font to folder /usr/share/fonts using sudo. All three ways gave me the same result. i found no other font from the fetchmsttfonts package causing this issue.

    Further I tried increasing the DPI at Configure Desktop->Application Appearance->Fonts->Force fonts DPI to a higher range. This improved the situation slightly, but the font display does not look neat.

    Is anyone else facing this issue? Any pointers to fix this?

    I use OpenSuSE 13.1 AMD64 KDE desktop. Have a NVidia card GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i and 4 GB DDR2 RAM.

    Regards
    Ganesh
    save yourself the hassle of using the ms fonts.
    I have found in the past that they do have a negative impact on the look of other fonts installed.

    If you want a font that looks like Arial just use Liberation Sans - it is almost identical.
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