After Installing 10.04, I've noticed that web browsers seem to be ignoring the font rendering settings set for the ui (System>Preferences>Appearance>Fonts).So far I've tried Firefox, Chromium and Opera, and text renders equally blurry in all of them. Changing from one rendering method to another has an effect on menu bars etc, but doesn't change how text appears inside of a browser, for better or worse.
I am trying to disable font smoothing in Firefox 3.6.10 in Ubuntu 10.10. I have disabled font smoothing in System > Preferences > Appearance > Fonts (Rendering = Monochrome) Firefox continues smoothing fonts and some other applications also continue to smooth them. I have tried restarting the system
I don't like the subpixel font smoothing (aka ClearType) in my browser window. Is there a way to switch it off? Switching off font smoothing in System > Preferences > Appearance is affecting Ubuntu itself, but not Firefox. Besides, the smoothing for Ubuntu itself is ok, but I don't want this in my browser. How can I disable it?
I'm using Arch Linux with KDE 4.6 and Firefox 5.0, and I had to install a GTK+ theme to make apps like Firefox look nicer.Now, I have another problem—Firefox doesn't use font smoothing on sites, even though KDE itself uses font smoothing. I didn't see anything related to that in settings.
Using Ubuntu 10.04.My fonts looked different today. Only slightly different. So I went into the appearance preferences to try to figure it out.In, Systems->Preferences->Appearance, click the "Fonts" tab and for "Rendering" select "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)".Then click "Details". For hinting I choose "Full". Then I close the "Font Rendering Details" dialog box. And close the "Appearance Preferences" dialog box.
My problem is that my system won't keep my "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" font Hinting setting on "Full". It keeps changing it back to "Slight". When I go back into the settings one thing I notice that you can see in the picture is that for "Rendering" they all have the minus sign. Then when I re-click on "Subpixel smoothing (LCDs)" it shows up as "slight".
I am pretty new to GNU/Linux. I use Mint but want to use Debian. The problem is, Debian has worse font smoothing. Ubuntu's smoothing is great! Is there any possibility to simply install any package on Debian stable to make Debian's font smoothing exactly as it is in Ubuntu?
I am facing problem with font display in a website on different browsers on Fedora 14. See images for different type of font display in different browsers. I checked this website on Ubuntu machine and the menu is fit in all browsers and looks same. Also tested on Windows machine in Firefox and it also fit the menu.
But in Fedora 14, only Google Chrome displays correctly. See attached images for the menu problem.
Images: Firefox: http://i51.tinypic.com/2aenkzr.jpg Google Chrome: http://i51.tinypic.com/30xiceu.jpg konqueror: http://i53.tinypic.com/219q82e.jpg opera: http://i54.tinypic.com/1shxkw.jpg
I want to look same the site in all browsers. Please guide me how to solve this problem.
I'm on a Debian Lenny system. I recently installed scim to use the Urdu language and have gotten it to work by following the instructions on this website.
Everything works except that Iceweasel and Epiphany don't display the typed Urdu fonts properly. The characters are there but sometimes they don't join properly.
This problem doesn't occur with other programs such as OpenOffice, etc.
How fonts should be displayed (eg. OpenOffice): [URL]
How fonts are displayed in Iceweasel: ہ ا ں
How do I make Iceweasel and Epiphany behave properly? The characters remain disjointed even if I select the traditional keyboard method of entering text (i.e. via the Keyboard Indicator GNOME applet [India>Urdu]).
I have the appropriate locales installed:
locale -a C en_US.utf8 hi_IN hi_IN.utf8 POSIX ur_PK ur_PK.utf8
I've noticed that even though these characters appear disjointed in Iceweasel or Epiphany, they appear normal when I look at the entered text, via Firefox in Windows. That's strange.
The Character Encoding is the same in the browsers on both OS s - UTF8. So clearly this isn't a character encoding issue I guess. There appears to be a problem with the way Urdu fonts are rendered in the Debian version of Firefox (gecko engine issue maybe?).
Whenever I set some font settings in these two web browsers, and apply them; they revert back to other fonts. The reason for this behavior is not known to me. How to set the required fonts and not allow these two browsers to change them on their own.
I just bought a new monitor, Acer H243HX 24" 1920x1080. I have Ubuntu 10.04 and subpixel smoothing enabled with slight hinting and RGB-order (monitor has same RGB-order). The problem is that fonts seems to have "too heavy" smoothing: fonts doesn't look black but colourful. Text has almost unnoticeable but very irritating colour glow. I have tried grayscale smoothing but with it fonts don't look as nice as with subpixel smoothing.
I have been wondering whether problem is associated with software or hardware. Could problem be caused by the fairly large pixel pitch (pixel size) of my monitor (0.276 mm)? I have used two other monitors with Ubuntu 10.04 and same smoothing settings. They had pixel pitch of 0.26 mm. I haven't noticed any colour glow in these monitors even though I have tried to see it.
Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus [URL]..., which works wonders for me. I added XTerm*faceName : Terminus in my ~/.Xdefaults, and I do get the Terminus font. Unfortunately, a lot of Unicode glyphs are missing (mathematical symbols, greek and hebrew letters), displaying as little square blocks instead.
If I remove the faceName entry, the default configuration seems able to display most of the glyphs (including math, greek, hebrew, runic, and whatever else), but the default font is much harder to read.
A google search hints that it should be possible to use Terminus as the default font, and fallback to (an)other one(s) for missing glyphs, but provides no further explanation. I've seen documentation that recommends Bitstream Vera Sans as a fallback, but it lacks the glyphs I need too; I don't know how to identify the default font used by xterm either, I had a look at /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, but all I can find are generic references to old pre-fontconfig font names.
Using Gentoo Linux, fontconfig and xterm are up to date, USEs trutype and unicode enabled, X.Org server 1.6.
Edit: I alternate between Ratpoison, Awesome and XMonad, without a desktop environment.
Actually I want to log a bug but I don't really know what package to log it against. The problem is that by default Pango is choosing the AR PL UMing CN as the font to render Japanese text when the current font doesn't have Japanese glyphs. But AR PL UMing CN is a Chinese font, so Chinese glyphs for kanji characters (e.g., 覚) are displayed. This is jarring and confusing for Japanese readers.
This situation mostly arises when you have mixed English and Japanese text. Some applications (for instance Firefox) will allow you to select a font for Asian text. Thus if the text contains only Asian characters it will use the font you select, rather than what Pango would have selected. But if it is a mix of English and Japanese, you end up with the wrong glyphs.
Other environments (like gnome-terminal, or a gedit) have difficulties as well. Since the primary interface requires mono spaced roman characters you run into difficulty selecting fonts. Most Japanese fonts only have proportional roman characters. This means that if use a nice roman font and use Japanese text (for instance file names), you end up with Chinese glyphs. What I want is a mechanism that will work across all of Gnome for selecting the font I want to use for Chinese characters. That way I can choose either Japanese or Chinese glyphs.
I realize this is low priority. It only bugs me a little, but many of my Japanese colleagues are put off from using Ubuntu because they are confused by the Chinese glyphs that pop up on my screen from time to time. As I said, I'd like to file a bug, but I'm not sure against what package...
In all previous versions of KDE I had Console8x16 set as KDE font for all cases (Settings->Appearance->Fonts). After tonight upgrade, this (only!) font is not working. I can see it in font manager, I can set it in ...Appearance->Fonts, but actually remains default font. Two of about 30 attempts somehow (can not reproduce) succeeded to set "console 12" font, but it disappeared after restart.
1. What can be the problem in 4.4? 2. In /usr/share/fonts tere are 3 files named console8x16.pcf, console8x8.pcf and console9x15.pcf, but in the font list in Appearance->Fonts I can see only 2 - one named "Console" (seems to be 8x16 and "console" (8x8). File 9x15 does not appear at all. Why?
Last results of attempts: cannot use console font in part of areas, while part works OK. For example: kdevelop editor, kmail message body text works OK. But kmail other parts - does not. The most interesting is that although setting the kmail body message text to console displays the message body text correctly (with console font), but the example message in "Configure kmail" dialogue "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog" is displayed in the default font, as if there is no console font!
I am seeing a weird error in a font display. I see a small question mark next to a font that I am using as a simple graphic. Does this mean that some function call in xlib is being passed an invalid paramter?
I have carmic installed in dell laptop with 2.7 ghz celeron processor. CPU usage after startup is between 20-30 %. After I start ANY web browser (firefox,chrome,opera,midori,galeon) CPU is used above 90%. It's the same on any web site,without flash player. Browsers are using at least 60% CPU. Everything else is ok. It was the same case with 9.04 installed in past.
Everything looked great until I installed and then uninstalled Kubuntu desktop. Now the fonts in Chrome and Firefox look, imho, "bad". I installed the msttcorefonts but there is no difference. I've attached a screenshot, which illustrates the problem. It looks to me like the bold is too bold and the normal type is too thin and not spaced correctly.
i've got an annoying problem. on a regular basis my browsers keep crashing out on various websites. videos, newgrounds, etc. one moment i'm doing something, the next thing, it just froze. firefox 4, opera 11.10 and chrome 11. each crash is different, but they crash never the less. firefox freezes and when i try to close it, the whole screen turns to a blank light blue. after a moment a message pops up to allow it to be forcefully terminated. opera is similar. chrome is different. you just cannot shut it down for quite some time. i'm guessing it has something to do with flash, but i'm already running the latest version with the help of flash-aid.
I am still in progress of testing 11.04 on my HP probook 6550b. This is basically rather current and standard intel based notebook with M520/2.4ghz and intel HD graphic i5. 11.04 runs on it either with unity or classic, but regardless of which gui I use, browsers do crash all the time. Tried firefox with default extensions, then seamonkey and then chromium. Nothing works really. I am not able to run any search in this forum for example, this will make any of the browsers crash. The kernels I tried are standard 32bit as well as -pae variety. Everything seemed to be more stable on real 64bit ubuntu, but number of software does not work here, so not real alternative. Any experience with browsers permanently crashing on 11.04? Example of crash readout of the firefox:
So I have no sound in my browsers. Firefox 5.0, Chromium 12 and Chrome 12.
Originally I was thinking it was just in Flash player. So I found lots of articles, and tried their suggestions and none of them did anything (things like linking (ln) plugins from one to another, reconfiguring flash, running browsers in sudo, etc).
Then I thought I'd check if html5 sites gave me sound. And they don't. I can't get sound in any way in my browsers.
I have perfect sound in other programs though, notifications, music, etc all work fine.
I have no idea how to diagnose this any further. I've already tried half a dozen "fixes" others have put up out there, and nothing is working.
I am using Ubuntu 8.10. All the java programs run perfectly fine in Geany. But when I try to run java applets in web browsers it did not run. I have tried running it in Opera and FireFox. I have written a simple program which display "hello world" in browsers. When I refresh the page it displays the text for about 2 or 3 seconds and after that it disappears.
upgraded to 10.4 on many web pages, when I click on a button, nothing happens. If I hover over the button, the cursor turns to a pointing hand but that's it.
I've tried firefox, cromium, epiphany and arora, they're all the same. I think it's just on flash content, some things work, some don't and I cant tell the difference between them. Tried install flash again and tried gnash which I couldnt get to appear in the pluggins list.
I've been using ubuntu on my PC for a few months now. Really love it, so decided to install it on my wife's PC too (she, also, loves it!). Only problem is that (and I've tried reinstalling it twice now) the browsers on her PC keep going "back a page" after a few seconds of bringing up any web page. We used the WUBI installer to install the OS. Weird thing is that this happens in both firefox and chromium (I thought it was a firefox bug at first but as it's happening in both browsers I'm thinking it's something else). I am a total Ubuntu newbie myself too, but I love the OS and really want to find a way to work on this other PC.