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  • phoronix
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    Fedora 29 Might Finally Switch To Liberation Fonts 2

    Phoronix: Fedora 29 Might Finally Switch To Liberation Fonts 2

    Back in 2012 was feature work to upgrade Fedora from using the Liberation Fonts to Liberation Fonts 2. That change at the time for Fedora 19 was then diverted due to the updated fonts causing some fuzzy/blurred rendering. That issue has been fixed now following an update to F18 at the time and with Fedora 29 they are looking at once again trying Liberation Fonts 2 by default...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ration-Fonts-2

  • Charlie68
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    IBM Plex Sans and Liberation are the best fonts I've had on openSUSE, both are very clear and well defined, right now I'm using Liberation, I can not say if 1 or 2 is the one found in openSUSE.

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  • msami
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    The only ttf font i really used for a longer period was Terminus. With powerline mod for zsh. But still I prefer bitmap, even on 2k panels, I don't really know why. Could be the habit from long time usage of 16x2 and similar lcd's in embedded systems. Only I'd like to change in that bitmap font is 0, since it doesn't have slash line across the number.
    Just for the explanation, it's usual for me to have 9-12 (usually synchronized) tmux panes in single window for remote realtime tracking of debug logs when something wierd is happening in the system, mainly looking how logs are formed, content check is later on. Things gets more complicated onsite if I need to use KVM and VT without any X subsystem available.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by carewolf View Post

    Anything can look sharp and good on a high res screen. The problem is that it is a trade off on lower resolutions
    There's no trade-off with IBM Plex Sans. Been using it on various resolutions, from 1280x800 to 1920x1080 and I also saw it being used on 4K screens, and it's sharp and good no matter what resolution.

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  • phrix
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    On smaller resolution monitors I use Terminus or console fonts, at 2560x1440 I use Noto Mono, for me is better than Liberation Mono, Plex Mono, Fira Code...

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  • carewolf
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    Originally posted by Vistaus View Post

    IBM Plex Sans (esp. the Medium variant, but the others are fine as well) is also always sharp for me, even on a high res screen
    Anything can look sharp and good on a high res screen. The problem is that it is a trade off on lower resolutions

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by carewolf View Post

    You should try Liberation (1) Mono with full hinting... It is the single best hinted font I have ever seen, always 100% sharp.

    Buy Cousine (aka Liberation (2) Mono), only looks good with slight hinting, which is fuzzier unless you have a high res screen. I have started using Cousine with slight hinting where I have hi-dpi, but for good old 96dpi liberation mono with full hinting is still king.
    IBM Plex Sans (esp. the Medium variant, but the others are fine as well) is also always sharp for me, even on a high res screen

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  • killyou
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    I always change my fonts to Droid Sans system wide and Terminus for terminal usage. It's going to be pretty hard to change that habit.

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  • GI_Jack
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    Originally posted by msami View Post
    This reminds me on one movie line, qoute:
    "Yeah, but we have a hard date on this software, and I'm sorry, but adding pretty fonts is not gonna change that."

    I don't know about you guys, but im still on xorg bitmap fonts for any real terminal work. I just don't like the feel of TTF. For anything else, i don't care much.
    ewwww. Have you at least tried monospace TTF fonts? There are plenty like inconsolita designed specifically for terminal work.

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  • tildearrow
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    Typo in the short description:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Fedora + Liberation Fonta 2

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