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I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and thought to try out the Openbox session instead of the Lubuntu session which I normally use and have customized to my needs.

One problem I would like help with is the appearance of fonts. The image shows the difference of a window in the Openbox session (top) and the same window in the Lubuntu session (bottom).

Openbox versus Lubuntu

How do I make the fonts in the Openbox session look like those in the Lubuntu session?

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This is what worked for me:

I created ~/.Xresources with the following:

! Render setting for cairo -> pango -> gtk
Xft.dpi:        96
Xft.antialias:  true
Xft.hinting:    true
Xft.rgba:       rgb
Xft.hintstyle:  hintslight

I then ran xrdb -load ~/.Xresources to make the changes to ~/.Xresources take effect. I got this advice from Better Font Rendering.

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