I've noticed that the fonts that the default font on emacs is a lot smoother and easier on the eye than the font inside the terminal.
Although they are both supposedly monospace 12 fonts, I was wondering if could somehow make the terminal font similar to the one used by emacs by default.
- using gnome-terminal with bash
- Fedora 18 with Gnome3
Screen shots from http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/84623/terminal-font-is-not-smooth May give you a better idea of what I'm saying. Only I'm not on a Mac.