Monday, 12 January 2009

Ubuntu terminal monochrome font

In Ubuntu (>= 8.07) sometimes you have to do trick to disable font hinting in terminal. (Because in tft I prefer monochrome fonts without hints and antialias.) The process works me everytime is the follows:

sudo -i
<type your password>
tar -cvvf font_links.tar /etc/fonts/conf.d/
rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-no-sub-pixel.conf
rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-antialias.conf
rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-hinting-medium.conf
rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-hinting.conf

And restart all terminals. The more elegant way might be dpkg reconfigure, but i like the barbarian way sometimes.

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