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Old 29th September 2007, 08:19 PM
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Exclamation large fonts using amsn

i have just installed fedora on my computer and i have also installed amsn.
when i first started up the program the fonts on the application are huge! i went through the settings for the app itself and there didn't seem to be a solution.
The rest of the fonts in linux are completely fine.
what would cause this program and how do i fix it?? it is completely frustrating
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Old 29th September 2007, 10:24 PM
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No idea ?

If you do not get an answer here you may want to check the amsn forums.

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Old 30th September 2007, 12:29 AM
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Use Pidgin, it's got more options anyway and I've seen many complaints about the fonts in amsn.

yum install pidgin

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Old 30th September 2007, 07:17 PM
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i installed pidgin or well tried too, said that it is already installed so there was nothing to do
i know that amsn uses tcl or something like that...so how do i get it to use pidgin instead?
or where do i go from here
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Old 30th September 2007, 07:27 PM
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dont use pidgin amsn is better, atleats when you installed it with antialias fonts, you can install it via yum like this,
first remove your old amsn then.

rpm -ivh http://download.tuxfamily.org/rpm/dr...1-2.noarch.rpm

yum install --enablerepo=drpixel-testing amsn

if you want to reduce font size You must go to : Account, Preferences, Appearence, Change Font.
Default font is Nimbus Sans L, 11, I choose Nimbus Sans L, 8.
You must restart amsn to start using the new font.

Last edited by kelvinhbo; 30th September 2007 at 07:35 PM.
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Old 30th September 2007, 11:40 PM
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perfect that fixed the problem!! thanks very much
stay tuned as i'm a new linux user and will need more help on other topics for sure
thanks again
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Old 5th November 2007, 04:12 AM
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I just had to reinstall linux again and i tried the above that was suggested and it didn't seem to work....unexpected error or something like that what can do i to correct this error..i've downloaded the link and then installed amsn but it didn't seem to do anything???
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