LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-01-2010, 11:49 AM   #1
shva
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: Fedora, Arch, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 56

Rep: Reputation: 15
ugly fonts of kde library based application in Debian


Hi everyone,

I am using Debian Lenny with LXDE. For some reason, I would like to use some software which is developed under KDE, such as Kile. But the fonts are not so good (screenshot here). How do I handle this problem? Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: png kde_ugly_fonts.png (54.0 KB, 12 views)
 
Old 01-01-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
tredegar
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04, mostly
Posts: 6,007

Rep: Reputation: 366Reputation: 366Reputation: 366Reputation: 366
I associate that ugly font with some compiled-for-gtk applications that I sometimes run from KDE3 ( Eg xgps xvidtune ).

This may help you:

"LXAppearance is the standard theme switcher of LXDE. Users are able to change the theme, icons, and fonts used by applications easily."

http://sourceforge.net/projects/lxde.../LXAppearance/
 
Old 01-01-2010, 02:42 PM   #3
shva
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: Fedora, Arch, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 56

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Unfortunately lxappearance does not change the fonts in KDE applications, but it takes effect in gnome applications. It seems that it can do nothing to KDE related stuff.
 
Old 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
tredegar
Guru
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04, mostly
Posts: 6,007

Rep: Reputation: 366Reputation: 366Reputation: 366Reputation: 366
KDE3, in my experience, handles fonts very well. Much better than the Win XP I use at work.

Maybe try running your application from the terminal. Any errors reported?

Otherwise, if you have disk space, install KDE (you don't have to use it, but the necessary libraries will probably be installed). Disk space is cheap now.

If you'd like a just "install some application" solution, I cannot help you, because I do not know enough about your installation, or the interaction between gnome and KDE3.

Let's face it: "Ugly fonts" do not detract from "functionality".

If it works, I'll use it, even if it is "ugly".

Maybe the developers will get around to fixing it, maybe not. xvidtune is an example: It is very ugly, but I rarely have to use it now. If I do need to use it, I can forgive the "ugly" font because it does what I want it to do.

The bottom line is that you are mixing compiled-for-Gtk applications with compiled-for-Qt applications.

This usually works for functionality, but not always for prettiness.

Choose what works for you.
 
  


Reply

Tags
debian, fonts, kde


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian Lenny ugly fonts arnuld Debian 16 06-23-2007 02:40 AM
KDE 3.5.3 -> 3.54 = Fonts look super-ugly Yalla-One Slackware 3 08-03-2006 05:50 AM
Ugly fonts in Mozilla on Mandrake and KDE Falk Linux - Newbie 1 07-01-2004 06:52 AM
kde fonts are ugly doralsoral Linux - Software 2 02-06-2004 10:42 AM
Linux - KDE or just X - My fonts are UGLY! neeyo Linux - General 4 10-19-2001 01:41 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration