Top things need to do after installing openSUSE 13.2

Dec 11 2014 Published by under Study

1. Install Microsoft Core Fonts (such as Arial, Times New Roman)

sudo zypper install fetchmsttfonts

 

2. Install Infinality font rendering.
Some people believe OpenSUSE’s default font rendering is good enough, but I perfer the “Infinality font rendering”. The following is how to enable Infinality in OpenSUSE 13.2.

  • Add the official namtrac:subpixel Infinality repository for openSUSE 13.2 to your system. This is the one maintained by the actual Infinality developer(s):

    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/namtrac:/subpixel/openSUSE_13.2/

  • Switch system packages to the versions in the namtrac:subpixel repository, and mark for installation any other packages in namtrac:subpixel that aren’t yet installed.
  • If you don’t know how to do above step, Check this link: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_change_update#Using_YaST_2
  • Make sure your desktop environment’s font configuration for subpixel hinting is set to “Use system settings” or something similar. Only if that option does not exist, set it to RGB order with slight hinting.
  • (Optional) Set all desktop fonts to your prefer.
  • Log out and log back in to your desktop.

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Top things need to do after installing openSUSE 13.1

Nov 25 2013 Published by under Study

1. Install Microsoft Core Fonts (such as Arial, Times New Roman)

sudo zypper install fetchmsttfonts

 

2. Install Infinality font rendering.
Although opensuse 13.1’s release notes said they have a “new font engine in Freetype 2.5”, but the font rendering still much worse than Ubuntu. That’s why we need Infinality font rendering.

  • Add the official namtrac:subpixel Infinality repository for openSUSE 13.1. This is the one maintained by the actual Infinality developer(s):

    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/namtrac:/subpixel/openSUSE_13.1/

  • Switch system packages to the versions in the namtrac:subpixel repository, and mark for installation any other packages in namtrac:subpixel that aren’t yet installed.
  • If you don’t know how to do above step, Check this link: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_change_update#Using_YaST_2
  • From the main openSUSE official repository, install the fontconfig-infinality
  • Make sure your desktop environment’s font configuration for subpixel hinting is set to “Use system settings” or something similar. Only if that option does not exist, set it to RGB order with slight hinting.
  • (Optional) Set all desktop fonts to your prefer.
  • Log out and log back in to your desktop.

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