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Install a .deb to enable sharp fonts in Ubuntu

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Whilst the majority of users find the default look of ‘hinted’ fonts in Ubuntu pretty swish there are others who prefer the ‘sharp’ look Windows traditionally uses to display fonts in.

No clue about what I’m jabbering on about? Here’s a quicko comparison courtesy of –

Enabling this ‘effect’ in Ubuntu used to require manually editing font config files and the such but now, thanks to a project called ‘ClearFonts‘ you need only install a .deb file and you’re done.

You will need to set your respective desktop fonts to those of Microsoft in-order to benefit.