A simple tweak to make your GTK Fonts look nice in KDE
… at least when using Sidux.
I was quite annoyed yesterday because my KDE fonts looked simply crispy and marvellous, yet the ones in Pidgin and Iceweasel/Firefox (pretty much the only GTK apps I use) looked like shit. gtk-qt-engine does a good job keeping my fonts the same, but there was simply no anti-aliasing going on in GTK apps which I seriously hate. I am used to AA. I want it everywhere!
Diving into /etc/fonts it was pretty obvious that I was missing one thing there….
ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/
This turns on the Auto-Hinter systemwide – something which you do for your KDE fonts in Control Center, but usually can’t do without installing a crap ton of GNOME dependencies for GTK apps. This does it. And boy does it make a difference.