Improve The Font Rendering Of Your Ubuntu, Debian Or Derivative System, Via Infinality

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Infinality contains a bunch of patches for Freetype, providing better font rendering and enabling the users to emulate OSX, Windows, Linux or Infinality styles.

Due to the fact that Ubuntu has already a good rendering, there will not be visible differences between the default fonts and infinality, but on other systems the change may be noticeable.

The latest version available is Infinality 20130104, getting support for Ubuntu 14.04.

In this article I will show you how to install Infinality on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pepprmint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie and Debian Wheezy.

For Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS and other Ubuntu derivatives, Infinality is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the fontconfig-infinality package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:no1wantdthisname/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fontconfig-infinality

To install Infinality on Debian Wheezy and Debian Jessie, we can use the Launchpad PPA as a normal repository (add it to /etc/apt/sources/list.d/infinality.list, add the repo’s key, update the local repository index and install the fontconfig-infinality package). Like this:

$ echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/no1wantdthisname/ppa/ubuntu precise main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/infinality.list
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E985B27B
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install fontconfig-infinality

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