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Old 02-06-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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A really trivial Q: Fonts all skrewed up

A little background: I have installed SUSE 10 on my own machine HP Compaq nw 8240 and got the ATI graphic card working (phew!!!). I installed GNOME by default (prefer this to KDE, found it too bloated). I followed numerous instructions to get the fonts sorted out in SUSE (wiki and other google searches), but it is not that easy in GNOME as it is in KDE (my antialiasing was difficult to get rid off in GNOME). You see I had success on my other machine (MEPIS on DELL 700m, wife's machine) where I started with KDE default and then installed GNOME: set the fonts I required in KDE (inc MSFonts, like Tahoma), then switched to GNOME. It worked like a charm: crispy fonts just like in MSWIN-XP.

So this is what I did on this HP compaq GNOME: I installed KDE 3.5 directtly from repo's. Set my fonts in KDE control center and switched to GNOME; it kinda seemed to work. My problem is this: MENU fonts in apps like amaroK and Konquerer have such a tiny fonts in GNOME you can hardly see the writing.

My KDE font settings: all fonts are in the size range 6-8 points Tahoma. The thing is GNOME fonts are just perfect! and antialiasing off worked without a glitch. KDE apps MENUS are all skrewed up.

So, how do I rectify this problem.
PS: I am aware of a similar problem that happens in the opposite direction: GNOME apps (GTK2) get skrewd up in the KDE (and have to set their fonts using GTK2_Preferences on the KDE control center. The thing is I do not have this app to do this.

Many. many, many thanks as always.
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