For some time, the fonts in my Ubuntu have not really been nice. In fact, in some places, they've been downright ugly, the website in particular, was virtually unreadable. However, earlier today I had a message come up when I started sublime text from the command line and got a warning message like this: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated. A little investigation reveals that this file on my system looks like this: fontconfig/conf.d fontconfig/fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf.d ~/.fonts.conf Commenting out the entry for ~/.fonts.conf so it looks like: fontconfig/conf.d fontconfig/fonts.conf ~/.fonts.conf.d Seemed to resolve the issue, and amazingly, seems to have made lots of other fonts look better as well. Hope that helps someone else.