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Having installed Fedora 17, the fonts still not feel smooth enough...

I've tried this, and they improved a lot, still I don't get Windows like smoothness.

Using a Java IDE, called intellij so font rendering is very important.

Any ideas on how to get them better? Using 24" display, 1920 x 1200 res

It's basically this question updated for Fedora 17 (procedure there did not make much change)

Here is a sample:

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Here is a Consolas font (In Windows) (is different, I don't have the same font in Linux)

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On the lack of Consolas.ttf... the TTF fonts from Windows can be used. Copy them to ~/.fonts/ or type fonts:/// in a Nautilus address bar to drag and drop. – Christopher Jan 29 '13 at 22:35
Did that... tried to remove hinting with FontForge but could not do it :( Validation error, Fedora does not recognize it. – jacktrades Jan 29 '13 at 22:37
Your second image showing the Consolas font looks terrible. The first image is much better. Perhaps one is a low quality JPEG? – Michael Hampton Jan 29 '13 at 23:36
Don't know why, but the second snapshot actually looks great... – jacktrades Jan 30 '13 at 0:42
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Check this instruction on how to change fedoras font-rendering and achieve an ubuntu-like result.

However, there is a specific issue with Java and Linux, or rather with Swing: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8402797/swing-font-rendering

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Thx, here was the actual answer – jacktrades Jan 29 '13 at 22:15
Unfortunately, the link broke in the interim. – Shadur Oct 15 '13 at 9:52
The link to a blog post broke. Someone proposed an alternative (is it the same post hosted on a different site?), but this illustrates why we don't like answers that consist exclusively of a link. Please summarize the important points so that your answer is useful even without the link. – Gilles Oct 15 '13 at 10:05

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