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Fixing the fonts in Oracle Java 8, Debian

Posted 06-19-2014 at 03:43 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags fonts, java

That was funny. I had the same problem some time ago, in an earlier install, and then accidentally stumbled in my own answer to the problem, and I didn't even remember that I had solved it before, much less how I did it. That's why I need this blog. :-/

The problem is that when you run a java app with the exported parameters to use the GTK look and feel, it runs reasonably OK (perhaps not 100% identical, I didn't compare if carefuly, but at least it's way more homogeneous than the...
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Ditch Deja Vu Sans Condensed, use Liberation Sans, and be happy

Posted 03-09-2013 at 07:01 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-09-2013 at 07:02 PM by the dsc (gruesome spelling mistake)

I used to like the condensed variant of Deja Vu, which is the default font (in the regular variation) for many linux distributions/DEs I guess. I've always disliked the regular variant, I find it too wide, while the condensed is very nice to look at. It's quite a hassle to actually use it everywhere though, either the font is buggy, or the apps that read it are buggy. I think it's the former as other fonts with two "nested subtypes/variants" work (such as liberation). The GUI settings...
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Graphical appearance of Ubuntu Gnome

Posted 03-03-2009 at 07:15 PM by herbie643

I'm an old Windows user who converted to Ubuntu in April 2008 and never looked back. Ubuntu does everything I need to do. Of course I'm just a Desktop user at home, but I've been in computers since 1976 so I have seen quite a few Operating Systems.
Windows, well, it's ok but not great. Very hard to reconfigure the appearance, at least the way I want to. Vista, omg, what a pain.
Ubuntu, a dream. Get all the themes you need from
The point of this entry is,...
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