Flash not displaying text properly on Ubuntu? September 17, 2005Posted by Carthik in snippets, ubuntu.
The solution is to install gsfonts-x11 and msttcorefonts by doing:
$ sudo apt-get install gsfonts-x11 msttcorefonts
The former allows the X server to use the Ghostscript fonts to display text on your screen and the latter installs some common, even essential, Microsoft core fonts, like Verdana.
This should lead to a smooter experience on flash.
What do you lose by doing this? Nothing. You lose a little clarity if you don’t install these, so do it