I'm in the process of switching from 12.04 to 14.04 on all of my machines.

I'm a bit particular about font rendering and used the app "unsettings" to set font hinting to None on 12.04. However, it seems like I can't install unsettings on 14.04.

Does anyone know a way to manipulate the way text is rendered on 14.04?


  • Have you tried testing using unsettings in 14.04 in a VM, to see if it can be got to work (perhaps after editing the sources for apt-get)? – Jon Hanna May 6 '14 at 11:40

Try Infinality. Detailed installation instructions are available here.


Load Unity tweak or Gnome Tweak - they'll provide the needed dialog box.


I had to turn off hinting with 14.10. Theres a bug, not well understood.

  • Well there do seem to be bugs, but in my case its bad hardware. The rule is: ' always assume software is at fault esp right after a big change' until it really is bad hardware. – John P. Fisher Apr 9 '15 at 17:15

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