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 Why I can not see very well the dynamic fonts under Netscape(Linux certainly). If somebody uses let's say Verdana which looks very nice under Windows(IE e.g.) in Netscape under Linux is a nightmare. I have to change the font size just to see it. Any solution? Do are available font packages for Linux as are for Windows?
 
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The problem is, that a standard X server only knows about Type1 fonts, and these are rendered bad, too.

If you want to use verdana you have to install a TrueType font server for X. There is one available based on the FreeType project. Just look at www.freetype.org for projects based on FreeType, there you can find xfsft, the wonderful (IMHO) TrueType font server for X. If you have that and install Verdana, everything will work o.k.

If you need specific help with the installation, feel free to ask.

 - Erwin

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