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Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 07:44 AM

Firefox text (font) is weird, almost unreadable
 
Kubuntu10.10

After installing a 6000+ font collection from KDE-Look.org, my computer had assumed a new font, though I restarted and it is now fine, generally speaking. My Firefox still has this crazy font, and it is so weird that it is almost unreadable.

I have investigated the FF preferences, but that shows the default font of Serif. What to do?

stress_junkie 01-17-2011 07:50 AM

I don't have KDE running at the moment so this is from memory.

Start the KDE control panel. Find the Appearance section, then Fonts. You will see a setting for GTK application fonts. It is probably set to use KDE fonts for GTK applications. Change it to something else.

Firefox uses GTK settings.

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 08:27 AM

Thanks for helping, but that did not work.
As a matter of fact, the bullet "Us another font: Ubuntu (size 9)" is grayed out, unavailable.
What should I do now?

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 08:48 AM

Stressjunkie,
Your memory is good. In my Kubuntu 10.10, I found it like this:

Kmenu- System Settings- Application Appearance- GTK+ Appearance- GTK+ Fonts.

The section has:
(bullet Checked) Use my KDE fonts in GTK+ applications.
(bullet unchecked) Use another font: (Ubuntu Size 9) (this selection is all grayed out, and unselectable)

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 09:45 AM

I just NOW changed my FF profile to a backed-up one from another drive. I was hoping that would be the solution (assuming that the problem lies in FF.

Nope. This did not work. Shoot

stress_junkie 01-17-2011 09:47 AM

Maybe you need to install some portion of the GTK system. Maybe just fonts? Maybe fonts and some libraries? Possibly gnome-control-panel or gconf-editor?

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 10:17 AM

Thanks for your input but Im lost now...

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 10:22 AM

How do I even find out what font FF is displaying? It is NOT listed in the FF preferences menu

stress_junkie 01-17-2011 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal (Post 4227504)
Thanks for your input but Im lost now...

I was trying to provide options for the KDE GTK font selection but I don't know the correct answer.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal (Post 4227395)
(bullet unchecked) Use another font: (Ubuntu Size 9) (this selection is all grayed out, and unselectable)


Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 11:26 AM

I guess I will just re-install my OS, again...

What other choice do I have?

stress_junkie 01-17-2011 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhakta Neal (Post 4227608)
I guess I will just re-install my OS, again...

What other choice do I have?

No. That certainly isn't required. There must be a simpler solution.

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 02:04 PM

Simpler solution? Besides deleting 6000 font files (possibly 1-by-1?
What if I were to delete the proper TFF, then what? Would FF revert back to a default font, or would it cause some error without the assigned font present. I don't even know what Im talking about.
I have re-installed so many times that my computer just automatically does it by heart when I tell it to. In 14 months of Linux computing, I still have not "settled in" to my machine yet, and I NEED TO. Fixing my OS is taking WAYYY too much of my study time away.

Bhakta Neal 01-17-2011 05:09 PM

Ok, SOLVED!!!

Here's how I did it:

I put my Kubuntu installation disk into the drive, then restartes the computer.
Then, I followed the prompts to completely reformat and reinstall Kubuntu.
That easy.




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