Another issue in Debian is the font rendering.
To solve this, you need to perform few steps:
First thing, changing the fonts of the applications, if you'd like to. Thanks to the Tweak tool, it's a super easy task.
Open the Tweak Tool application and select the Fonts tab:
As you can see, I've used the Apple San Francisco font for the Interface and Documents.
Iceweasel fonts rendering
A very boring example talks more than words:
The rendering of the text is really ugly. To solve this, first execute the following in a terminal:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
- Font tuning method for screen (system default): Autohinter
- Enable subpixel rendering for screen: Automatic
- Enable bitmapped fonts by default?: Yes
Then edit/create the file
~/.fonts.conf and set it as the following:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd"> <fontconfig> <!-- Helvetica is a non true type font, and will look bad. This replaces it with whatever is the default sans-serif font --> <match target="pattern" name="family" > <test name="family" qual="any" > <string>Helvetica</string> </test> <edit mode="assign" name="family" > <string>sans-serif</string> </edit> </match> <dir>~/.fonts</dir> </fontconfig>
Now restart Iceweasel and you should have good looking fonts: