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Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu

I'm switching from Fedora 8 to Ubuntu 9.04, and I can't seem to get it to get a good font anti-aliasing to work. It seems that Ubuntu's fontconfig tries to keep characters in integral pixel widths. ...
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Missing glyphs in Terminus font, how to setup a fallback font?

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus (http://sourceforge.net/projects/terminus-font/), which works wonders for me. I added ...
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Why is my system (Ubuntu) using FreeSans font for sans-serif/arial/helvetica web rendering?

Recently, I noticed that my web browsers (Chrome, Firefox) are using a strange font for all the sans-serif/helvetica/arial/etc. text. I believe it's FreeSans, after inspecting a bunch of fonts. It ...