I installed the droid serif font from Ubuntu package with options RGB smoothing and full hinting. This is hell. Your recommendations?
Screenshot here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3397808/%D0%B7%D0%BD%D1%96%D0%BC%D0%BE%D0%BA1.png
Filip Chabik [ Moderator ]
Well, the thing is, that libcairo2 in Debian isn’t patched as the one in Ubuntu. You can use for example David Turner’s patch (or even ready package from my PPA ;)) or patches from Ubuntu. The second way needs some additional information:
1. You will have to patch libcairo2 AND libxft2 packages.
2. You will have to copy content of /etc/fonts/conf.d and /etc/fonts/fonts.conf from Ubuntu.
In both cases you need to set RGB smoothing, but not full!, slight hinting. Remember that DPI is also very important. Depending on your resolution, you need to set proper value. You can use for example this DPI Calculator.
As for fonts, I really like Droid and recently released, new default Ubuntu font.