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<h1>antialias font in Firefox under Ubuntu</h1>
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<p>How to stop using bad Microsoft© font under Ubuntu Linux in order to user nice anti aliased font under Firefox.</p>
<p>Just modify the <code>/etc/fonts/local.conf</code> with the following code:</p>
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<div class="sourceCode" id="cb1"><pre class="sourceCode xml"><code class="sourceCode xml"><a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-1" title="1"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-2" title="2"><span class="kw">&lt;?xml</span> version=&quot;1.0&quot;<span class="kw">?&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-3" title="3"><span class="dt">&lt;!DOCTYPE </span>fontconfig SYSTEM &quot;fonts.dtd&quot;<span class="dt">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-4" title="4"><span class="kw">&lt;fontconfig&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-5" title="5"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-6" title="6"><span class="co">&lt;!-- Miscellaneous settings --&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-7" title="7"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-8" title="8"><span class="kw">&lt;include</span><span class="ot"> ignore_missing=</span><span class="st">&quot;yes&quot;</span><span class="kw">&gt;</span>misc.conf<span class="kw">&lt;/include&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-9" title="9"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-10" title="10"><span class="co">&lt;!-- Define alias --&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-11" title="11"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-12" title="12"><span class="kw">&lt;include</span><span class="ot"> ignore_missing=</span><span class="st">&quot;yes&quot;</span><span class="kw">&gt;</span>alias.conf<span class="kw">&lt;/include&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-13" title="13"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-14" title="14"><span class="co">&lt;!-- Rules for Microsoft fonts --&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-15" title="15"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-16" title="16"><span class="kw">&lt;include</span><span class="ot"> ignore_missing=</span><span class="st">&quot;yes&quot;</span><span class="kw">&gt;</span>msfonts-rules.conf<span class="kw">&lt;/include&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-17" title="17"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-18" title="18"> <span class="kw">&lt;match</span><span class="ot"> target=</span><span class="st">&quot;pattern&quot;</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-19" title="19"> <span class="kw">&lt;test</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span><span class="ot"> qual=</span><span class="st">&quot;any&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-20" title="20"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Tahoma<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-21" title="21"> <span class="kw">&lt;/test&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-22" title="22"> <span class="kw">&lt;edit</span><span class="ot"> mode=</span><span class="st">&quot;assign&quot;</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-23" title="23"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Verdana<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-24" title="24"> <span class="kw">&lt;/edit&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-25" title="25"> <span class="kw">&lt;/match&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-26" title="26"> <span class="kw">&lt;selectfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-27" title="27"> <span class="kw">&lt;acceptfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-28" title="28"> <span class="kw">&lt;pattern&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-29" title="29"> <span class="kw">&lt;patelt</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span><span class="kw">&gt;</span> </a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-30" title="30"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Lucida Grande<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span> </a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-31" title="31"> <span class="kw">&lt;/patelt&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-32" title="32"> <span class="kw">&lt;/pattern&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-33" title="33"> <span class="kw">&lt;/acceptfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-34" title="34"> <span class="kw">&lt;/selectfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-35" title="35"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-36" title="36"> <span class="kw">&lt;match</span><span class="ot"> target=</span><span class="st">&quot;pattern&quot;</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-37" title="37"> <span class="kw">&lt;test</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span><span class="ot"> qual=</span><span class="st">&quot;any&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-38" title="38"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Georgia<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-39" title="39"> <span class="kw">&lt;/test&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-40" title="40"> <span class="kw">&lt;edit</span><span class="ot"> mode=</span><span class="st">&quot;assign&quot;</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span> <span class="kw">&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-41" title="41"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Georgia<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-42" title="42"> <span class="kw">&lt;/edit&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-43" title="43"> <span class="kw">&lt;/match&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-44" title="44"> <span class="kw">&lt;selectfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-45" title="45"> <span class="kw">&lt;acceptfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-46" title="46"> <span class="kw">&lt;pattern&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-47" title="47"> <span class="kw">&lt;patelt</span><span class="ot"> name=</span><span class="st">&quot;family&quot;</span><span class="kw">&gt;</span> </a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-48" title="48"> <span class="kw">&lt;string&gt;</span>Century Schoolbook L<span class="kw">&lt;/string&gt;</span> </a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-49" title="49"> <span class="kw">&lt;/patelt&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-50" title="50"> <span class="kw">&lt;/pattern&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-51" title="51"> <span class="kw">&lt;/acceptfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-52" title="52"> <span class="kw">&lt;/selectfont&gt;</span></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-53" title="53"></a>
<a class="sourceLine" id="cb1-54" title="54"><span class="kw">&lt;/fontconfig&gt;</span></a></code></pre></div>
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<p>Hope it helped someone who like me had his eyes crying in face of such ugly fonts.</p>
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