Just found a better way of rendering fonts on Ubuntu..
I was looking for making the fonts look better on my Feisty Fawn. While searching, I hit this - http://jaganath.wordpress.com/2006/07/16/ubuntu-install-log-6-finally-os-x-like-font-rendering-in-linux/
The following page suggests some tips/packages to be installed for better rendering.
However, I must warn that, after installing the attached files, the system will be BROKEN. Not because what he is suggesting is incorrect in any way, rather just because in Feisty fawn the same packages are
- available in the repositories
- available in newer versions.
sudo apt-get install libcairo2 libcairo2-dev libfreetype6 libfreetype6-dev libxft2
And, lest I forget to mention, run the following command...
sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
Hope that its useful. AND, I must say, the suggestion for the fonts settings work excellently.. absolutely great.