Archive for November, 2009

Ugly ugly CJK fonts on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

November 13, 2009

I’ve been on a hiatus for a while.. I’ve been learning so many tricks with Unix and Perl at work and not blogging about them, because there’s so many.

I upgraded my work machine from 9.04-desktop-i386 to 9.10-desktop-i386 using ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386 and I noticed that the CJK font in some apps (like Firefox) got way uglier. If you remove the ttf-wqy-zenhei package, it will return itself to the old font. I hear that it’s because it won’t let you modify the fontconfig and assign preferences to fonts.. =P

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