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#1 2004-02-25 23:16:31

shaurz
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Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

I'm a KDE user, but I run a few GTK2 apps (Firefox, GIMP) and they all seem to have massive fonts. I had the same problem in Gentoo, except when I ran GNOME the fonts looked OK.

I've read about something called 'gnome-settings-daemon' on the Debian mailing list, apparently if I configure the fonts from the GNOME control center and start this in xinitrc I should be OK. Then maybe I could also get a decent GTK theme too, while I'm at it ;-)

Can I install it without installing the whole of GNOME?

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#2 2004-02-25 23:38:25

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Re: Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

[damir@Asteraceae /]$ pacman -Qo /opt/gnome/bin/gnome-settings-daemon 
/opt/gnome/bin/gnome-settings-daemon is owned by control-center 2.4.0-3

you can try to install only the "control-center"


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#3 2004-02-26 07:46:50

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Re: Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

/opt/gnome/libexec/gconfd-2

and make sure you installed gconf wink


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#4 2004-02-26 11:18:54

shaurz
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Re: Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

I found a program call gtk-theme-switch2, which worked for GIMP, but not Firefox (does it use gtk2 or am I mistaken?). I'll try these suggestions when I get home.

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#5 2004-02-27 00:33:32

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Re: Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

You don't need any gnome-settings hoo-ha to change your GTK fonts.

You just need a good local.conf, which goes in /etc/fonts/  Here's the one from my Mac (should work on Linux, too):

local.conf

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<!-- /etc/fonts.conf file to configure system font access -->
<fontconfig>
        <match target="font">
            <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"><bool>true</bool></edit>
            
        <edit name="hinting" mode="assign"><bool>false</bool></edit>
    
        </match>
        <match target="pattern">
                <edit name="dpi" mode="assign"><double>96</double></edit>
        </match>
        <!--  Dongs  -->

        <alias>
                <family>serif</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Serif</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>sans-serif</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>
        <alias>
                <family>monospace</family>
                <prefer>
                        <family>Bitstream Vera Sans Mono</family>
                </prefer>
        </alias>
</fontconfig>

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#6 2004-02-27 01:43:23

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Re: Gtk2 apps have BIG FONTS

tehdely,

it of course works also on linux, as you told ... and it is a very clean fonts/local.conf --- my compliments, it has all that is needed (in my eyes wink )


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