Get smooth and beautiful fonts on Ubuntu

By | May 9, 2020

To get beautiful and smooth fonts on Ubuntu :

1. Install ttf-mscorefonts-installer from synaptic

This will provide the fonts like microsoft arial , tahoma , verdana , courier etc.

2. Get the xml file by Obi Bok from

The above xml file provides special finetuned settings for antialiasing and hinting parameters for various fonts like Arial , Tahoma , Freesans etc. It will make fonts on various websites resemble that of windows , and in a much better way.

3. Replace the contents of ~/.fonts.conf file with the xml.

Now fonts should be antialiased and look smooth and neat.

Download Droid fonts from :

Use them. They should look nice, specially on KDE.

Firefox with droid fonts could look like this :

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