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Old 17th March 2013, 10:49 PM
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Font Problem with Fedora 18

I did a minimal install from a BKO ISO last night, as something i want to test needs a newer glibc than CentOS 6.4 provides. i havent used Fedora since maybe 8.

Anyways im trying to create a really lightweight install of Fedora, ie, no Gnome/KDE bloat.

I have had problems getting SLiM to work (and have abandoned that after making it impossible to boot into Fedora), im currently running fluxbox directly from runlevel 3 via startx (i will work out how to make lxdm or lightdm work when i calm down a bit).

So to my problem. I have a font problem. Basically, their is a weird font being used in firefox for the menus, not in the actual browser window. This makes me think its a system font config problem. I have tried installing TTF fonts, tried font-tweak-tool, tried tweaking /etc/fonts/local.conf, installed the x11 100dpi and 75dpi font rpms, and all to no avail. I dont think the problem is gnome related since it isnt installed.

Here are a couple of screenshots, to illustrate things.




Also at the same time is their a way to make these fonts a bit bigger, like force them to use liberation-sans-12.


Im hoping someone has an idea as after reading about 20 or so pages on google, im still hitting a wall. It wasnt even this hard in Arch.

So thanks for any help.

---------- Post added at 09:49 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:25 PM ----------

For the Icecat/Firefox/Thunderbird ive discovered a dirty little hack. Its possible to force fonts and styles by creating/editing userChrome.css inside the chrome/ directory.

Code:
gedit ~/.mozilla/icecat/abcdefgh.default/chrome/userChrome.css
Its obviously a way of forcing overrides, but the original problem still exists, but for now this makes using Icecat, tolerable.
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Old 17th March 2013, 11:11 PM
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Re: Font Problem with Fedora 18

Well, that's certainly pretty ugly, eh?

Putting local.conf in /etc/fonts is deprecated as of late. Try creating ~/.config/fontconfig and put the same file in there as "fonts.conf".

Be sure to do "fc-cache -fv" when you add fonts.

Freetype, Cairo, libXft are there?
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Old 17th March 2013, 11:27 PM
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Re: Font Problem with Fedora 18

I have added all the fonts i know of. I have run fc-cache -fv. ~/.config/fontconfig exists, and now contains a fonts.conf.

So far none of that has worked.

Adding this to userChrome.css has made it possible to use Icecat once again.

Code:
/* Global UI font */
* { font-size: 12pt !important;
  font-family: LiberationSans !important; 
}
Its probably a really dirty way of doing it, but its made it functional for me, so im not complaining.

Now all i need to do is fix the font sizes in all my other apps.
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Old 18th March 2013, 01:27 AM
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Re: Font Problem with Fedora 18

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Also at the same time is their a way to make these fonts a bit bigger, like force them to use liberation-sans-12.
Your second graphic appears to be gkrellm. You can set up the fonts and sizes it will use by
opening the GKrellM Configuration window, selecting Themes, then the Fonts tab.
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Old 18th March 2013, 01:13 PM
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Re: Font Problem with Fedora 18

Thanks, ive never really done that before. Just installed my favourite theme and its worked.

For now overriding Icecat/Firefox/Thunderbird via the css seems to be the easiest solution to the main problem.
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