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#1 2006-03-29 07:40:32

EAD
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Some bad small fonts

Hii, I have installd all the fonts there is on the PACMAN, and still when using program like FIREFOX in (KDE,Gnome or what ever) I see the title and menus in really small fonts.
In Gvim it is so small that its hardly can be read.
How can I fix it please?
:?:

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#2 2006-03-29 08:14:42

MAC!EK
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Try to search the forum and/or wiki before asking.
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fon … mis-shapen.

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#3 2006-03-29 08:16:07

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Re: Some bad small fonts

screenie would be helpfull to clarify what you mean.

If you mean it's in the gtk/qt application menus whether using either gnome/kde, you can modify this within the font preferences of the desktop environment.
In gnome: system->preferences->font
Don't know in kde

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#4 2006-03-29 08:21:31

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Tanx I will try it later, didnt see it was on WIKI

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#5 2006-03-29 11:37:34

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Re: Some bad small fonts

If your fonts look ugly, try uninstalling xorg-fonts-75dpi and xorg-fonts-100dpi.

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#6 2006-03-29 12:19:15

lumiwa
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Gullible Jones wrote:

If your fonts look ugly, try uninstalling xorg-fonts-75dpi and xorg-fonts-100dpi.

I use KDE and If I uninstall xorg-fonts KDE doesn't start. I commented xorg-fonts in the xorg.conf and KDE didn't start. I got a lot of errors. After uncommented is everytjing okay.
BTW I use Bitstream Vera Sans Fonts.

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#7 2006-03-29 12:22:39

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Re: Some bad small fonts

AFAIK both gnome and kde will overwrite most font settings. Modifying local.conf & using the control centers should be enough when having gnome/kde installed.

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#8 2006-03-29 13:48:16

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

ok I have tried using what is said in the wiki, my fonts are 75*75, that should be big enough on 19" screen with 1024x768 and still in many programs like firefox and gvim its more like 100+ (very small)
What Can I do?

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#9 2006-03-29 13:54:51

MAC!EK
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Give us a screen shot.

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#10 2006-03-29 14:13:47

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

how can I add here pics?
How to upload it?

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#11 2006-03-29 14:22:40

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Re: Some bad small fonts

Upload it to a free host like ImageShack and it will even give you the BBCode to post the image here in the forums.

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#12 2006-03-29 14:29:01

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

ok here it is
look at the top menu for this small fonts
http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=firefox8ki.png

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#13 2006-03-29 14:35:44

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Re: Some bad small fonts

EAD wrote:

ok here it is
look at the top menu for this small fonts
http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=firefox8ki.png

As I already told you, you need to change that in the kde configuration center.

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#14 2006-03-29 14:41:39

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

amm where?
I have gone to the fonts center and set it all to be size 13
Is there other place?

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#15 2006-03-29 15:05:50

pressh
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Re: Some bad small fonts

sorry, kde does not support font sizing of gtk applications....stupid...

anyway, this should fix it:
create a file named .gtkrc-2.0 in your home dir
and add a line similar to

gtk-font-name="Arial 12"

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#16 2006-03-29 15:29:38

PJ
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Re: Some bad small fonts

pressh wrote:

sorry, kde does not support font sizing of gtk applications....stupid...

Not by default but it is possible to change gtk-fonts from kcontrol if gtk-qt-engine is installed.

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#17 2006-03-29 15:35:14

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Ok seeting the .gtkrc-2.0 help, but still in GVIM when I write text its pretty small.
How can I fix it up?

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#18 2006-03-29 15:40:24

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Re: Some bad small fonts

Fonts inside the gVim window should be an unrelated problem...does it work trying to change the font through the menu? <code>Edit -> Select Font...</code>  If that works, then you just have to add a line to your <code>~/.gvimrc</code> file to have it get set automatically every time, for instance, my configuration is:

set guifont=Terminus 12

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#19 2006-03-29 15:47:04

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

No it doesnt work, it only make it have more space between each letter and relly ugly ones.
It seem that GVIM is using only 1/4 of my KDE screen when loading it, so after maximze it, the fonts stay small.
Is there a way to change it?

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#20 2006-03-29 16:16:02

MAC!EK
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Re: Some bad small fonts

Change the DPI settings in firefox preferences. I think you have too small for your resolution.

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#21 2006-03-29 16:21:13

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Re: Some bad small fonts

MAC!EK wrote:

Change the DPI settings in firefox preferences. I think you have too small for your resolution.

I think the firefox problem is already solved with the .gtkrc-2.0 file wink

As for the gvim problem, I have no idea, I'm not using either kde nor gvim

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#22 2006-03-29 16:56:29

EAD
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Re: Some bad small fonts

amm, It seem that GVIM think that I runing it on 640x480 or something, mayve there it has good fonts, but under 1024x768 it is very small

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