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Linux Mint Font Rendering

Following on from my Terminal font post I decided to further tweak the way text is rendered on Linux Mint, especially the way it looks on a laptop LCD screen. After bleeding eyes and a lot of squinting I think I’ve got it set.

Font settings window
I selected the Ubuntu font with a size 10

Font settings window
Smooting set to "Subpixel" and Hinting to "Slight"

Finally save the following as .fonts.conf in your home directory:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
      <bool>true</bool>
    </edit>
  </match>
</fontconfig>

Finally log out and log back in and it should all look like this:

Font settings after optimisation
How it should all look...
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