I downloaded and installed Google Earth 6 64-bit from its website. And then like many users, I also encountered the ugly fonts on starting the app. I've tried installing lsb-core and ttf-mscorefonts-installer, but I found that both are already installed. Could someone help me fix this?
I've just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my 64-bit machine, and downloaded and installed the 64-bit .deb package for Google earth 6.2, and had the same problem with the awful font.
I followed the instructions on page http://omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/01/how-to-make-google-earth-look-native-in-ubuntu, and they solved the problem. To paraphrase:
- First, close Google Earth if it's running.
- In a terminal emulator, give the following commands:
sudo rm libcurl.so.4 libGLU.so.1 libnss_mdns4_minimal.so.2 libQtCore.so.4 libQtGui.so.4 libQtNetwork.so.4 libQtWebKit.so.4
- Use any editor to edit file
/opt/google/earth/googleearth-- but you have to do it as a root, so for instance, the following command from a terminal emulator would work:
sudo nano /opt/google/earth/googleearth
- Now add the line
export LD_PRELOAD=libfreeimage.so.3as the second last line of file googleearth -- that is, just before the line
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=.:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH ./googleearth-bin "$@"-- and save the file.
Obtain the file
libfreeimage.so.3(removed broken link) Edit: Since the link is broken you can obtain the file in this package
If your machine is 64-bit, download the file libphonon.so.4 (removed broken link) Edit: Since the link is broken you can obtain the file in this package
- In a terminal emulator, give the following commands (the ones concerning
libphonon.so.4only if your machine is 64-bit):
sudo cp ~/Downloads/libfreeimage.so.3 .
sudo cp ~/Downloads/libphonon.so.4 .
sudo chmod a+x libfreeimage.so.3
sudo chmod a+x libphonon.so.4
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libqtwebkit4
- Restart Google Earth. The fonts should now look normal.
home --> .config --> Google --> GoogleEarthPlus.conf.
Also set this entry:
in this GoogleEarthPlus.conf
Any changes in this file don't work, but the fonts with
Arial work. Does anyone know how to change the font to a readable font, but without to use the fonts like Arial,
Times Roman? Use Open Source fonts for example
Set the a picture in attachment to show you the unreadable font in Google Earth
Hey check out this for more clarification
This is fixed by installing windows fonts and one extra package:
sudo apt-get install lsb-core ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Next time you run Google Earth it will look fine.
I've found that logging out/rebooting sorts the ugly fonts out.
What helped me was installing the following packages: xfonts-100dpi xfonts-75dpi
I got the hint from this thread on Ubuntuforums.org: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1790776