Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

Improve Fonts in Chrome in CentOS 6

I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop.

Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome.

The Fix: The following steps fix the problem.

  1. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it:
$ touch ~/.fonts.conf
  1. Add the following contents to the file:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
        <match target="font">
                <edit name="autohint" mode="assign">
  1. Log out completely from Gnome (reboot not required).

Before and After

Posted in: CentOS, Desktop, Red Hat,


  • michiwend on June 11, 2012 - 06:06 AM

    finally a solution that works! thank you :)

  • Philby on June 21, 2012 - 07:07 AM

    Excellent fix! Works for my FC12 distro as well.
    Thanks for the post.

  • BosaMisteriosa on December 14, 2012 - 07:07 AM

    Genius ! Very well in Fedora 17.Thanks :-)