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asked 2012-05-10 19:17:19 +0200
On my laptop, some fonts like the "DejaVu" family displays very poorly in LibreOffice 3.4.5 (OS = Windows XP Pro).
They are like "pixelized" with the "pixel" size ~ 0.5 mm. Of course the true pixels are much smaller.
I checked that the DejaVu fonts are present in C:\Windows\Fonts
On another laptop the same fonts display correctly and I cannot remember if I had done something special for this. What I can see is that the same fonts display very well in another software (Scribus).
What should I do so that all fonts display well in LibreOffice and not only the half ?
N.B. With an administrator account, I tried to remove the problematic fonts in C:\Windows\Fonts and to replace them by Copy-Paste with those from the other computer. But when I paste the TTF fonts, the OS informs that the fonts are already installed and should be desinstalled first.
answered 2012-05-11 16:07:01 +0200doremi
Thank you very much. It solved the problem. I had completely forgotten it.
For other interested: to activate ClearType, select Start -> Settings/Parameters -> Control panel -> Display -> Appearance (4th tab) -> Effects... (button) -> Check the 2nd checkbox and select "ClearType" in the droplist
The DejaVu fonts still do not display perfectly, but much better however. Then, it's also a matter of screen quality and the fonts display better on my other laptop which has an SXGA screen.
As the "DejaVu Sans Light" is very thin, I would recommand to select a relatively bold version if using afterwards Microsoft's "ClearType Tuner", which is an online tool to optimize the rendering by ClearType on your LCD screen.
answered 2012-05-11 16:09:33 +0200doremi
Thank you very much. I had forgotten it and it really improved things a lot.
DejaVu fonts still display poorly, but much better however.
It's also a matter of screen resolution and quality. Fonts display much better on my other LCD screen which is SXGA and has higher resolution.
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Asked: 2012-05-10 19:17:19 +0200
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Last updated: May 11 '12