Sunday, August 09, 2015

How To Make Linux Fonts Look Like Windows Fonts

I like to see my Ubuntu Desktop fonts sharp like one appears on Windows. This brief tutorial will guide you how to make such appearance. For other distribution you might use, the step is almost similar.

For this purpose, I set font configuration with following simple steps:

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
$ wget
$ sudo cp 39-clearfonts.conf /etc/fonts/conf.avail/
$ sudo ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/39-clearfonts.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d

To make this change applied, please relogin your current session. 

Then you may use unity-tweak-tool to customize appearance of the desktop. If not installed, then do this command line:
$ sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
$ unity-tweak-tool

Make a selection to [Appearance] - [Fonts], then adjust your font to match Windows Look a Like ……. 

See the result: