Linux: ‘Why do my fonts look so bad?!’ Here is a fix!

By | 2013/11/25

Microsoft holds patents on particular font rendering technology for LCDs. Most distros remove any patent protected fonts and as a result fonts look bad on LCDs. But there is a fix!

These two reddit threads came out about the same time with some discussion:

For openSUSE 13.1 users, there is a repo to add to yast that will provide better fonts:

For Fedora users, check out this repo:

Ubuntu users may want to check out this post:

And Debian:

For more on the patent, has a FAQ-type of page here: