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Better fonts for Fedora

fontconfig-font-replacements provides free substitutions for popular proprietary fonts from Microsoft and Apple operating systems.

It makes your web browsing more aesthetically pleasing - you won't be seeing DejaVu Sans font on every damn webpage.

Subpixel (rgb) antialiasing

Default for Fedora are slight hinting and grayscale antialiasing.
Some people find subpixel antialiasing to look better - others can't stand color fringing caused by it. If you want to try it for yourself install fontconfig-enhanced-defaults package. You can also enable it manually in Gnome Tweaks or by running following command in terminal:

dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/antialiasing "'rgba'"

to change back to grayscale (default) antialiasing:

dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/xsettings/antialiasing "'grayscale'"

COPR repository: https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/dawid/better_fonts/

Installation instructons

  1. Enable COPR repository:
    sudo dnf copr enable dawid/better_fonts -y
  2. Install packages:
    sudo dnf install fontconfig-font-replacements -y
  3. (Optional) Enable subpixel (rgb) antialiasing:
    sudo dnf install fontconfig-enhanced-defaults -y
  4. Log out and log in again or restart computer to see the effect

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(probably outdated)

Before After
Default fonts before Default fonts after
Facebook before Facebook after
Flask before Flask after
LWN.net before LWN.net after
NY Times before NY Times after
Reddit before Reddit after
Wikipedia before Wikipedia after

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