Smooth font is one the sleek things I like in graphics, even in my IDEs. Without them; there’s nothing I admire in a view. Moved to Fedora some time last week and I had to reinstall KDE – my favourite desktop, I lost my configurations because I needed a new and fresh install.
I found out that this method doesn’t work anymore, not sure if it’s related to Debian. Now lets smooth up our GTK fonts! We need to configure our Anti-aliasing and install some font rendering engines.
What is Anti-Aliasing?
It’s a technique used to add greater realism to a digital image by smoothing jagged edges on curved lines and diagonals.
Setting Font Anti-Aliasing in Plasma
- Open up your System Settings, navigate to Fonts.
- Enable Use anti-aliasing and click on Configure.
- A new dialog show up. Set as below image
This is how to set antialiasing in Plasma
Installing Font Rendering Engine
The one that worked for me was
freetype-freeworldwhich you can install with:
$ sudo dnf install freetype-freeworld
Restart or relogin to your Linux and find your smooth GTK fonts in KDE.