I decided I wanted to try Kubuntu since I had some difficulties with the Unity desktop. I do not remember exactly the command(s) I run, but I think I used sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Now the fonts are messed up both in KDE Plasma Desktop and in Unity. Here is an example from a web mail page:

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Here is how it should look like (and how it looked like before installing Kubuntu) :

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Here is what I have tried:


It seems the font problem depends on the browser also. I made this small test HTML script:

    <body style="font-family: Sans-Serif;">
        Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur laoreet eros tortor, quis sodales quam ullamcorper tincidunt. Nunc a dolor ac urna sollicitudin aliquam ut id sem. Integer in sem magna. Phasellus tincidunt, nunc nec mattis facilisis, metus risus ultrices leo, quis convallis lorem nulla nec ante. Proin consectetur, mauris nec iaculis gravida, risus mi blandit ante, a sollicitudin neque diam ut nisi. Praesent nec leo quis sem accumsan dignissim. Ut ornare consectetur scelerisque. Etiam vel dapibus est. Phasellus imperdiet ipsum ut commodo tincidunt. Quisque malesuada et ante eu rutrum. Nulla porttitor blandit dui at sollicitudin.

Note that the font family is Sans-Serif (it seems like the problem is most pronounced when font-family is set to only Sans-Serif)

Result in Chromium browser:

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The page looks much better in Firefox:

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Possibly try Ubuntu Restricted Extras if you haven't already, It contains a few fonts and True-type, True-Type will make text much clearer fixing the text that looks like it was typed on a 1995 Compaq!


Just install Tweak Tool and give it a try and shutdown hinting and others in the tweak tool so it that it looks cool:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

or you will find it in ubuntu software center

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