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    GTK Font hell
    Contributed by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 15 @ 05:16:56 GMT

    X Window
    This morning I did a dist-upgrade, and after restarting X all my GTK apps (gworldclock, xchat etc) had mega-big fonts. This first happened when I first got myself setup with KDE, using true type fonts through xfs-xtt. GTK went wakky with its fonts, all real big. An strace on a GTK app shows its using "XFreee86-Bigfont". As far as I can tell my /etc/X11/XF86Config and my /etc/X11/fs-xtt/config are fine. Where does GTK get its information about fonts from? Why can't it be nice and use /etc/X11/XftConfig like KDE? I'm going mad here, so any help would be appreciated - no I cant remember how I originally fixed the problem.

    Please note that this is a support question and Debian Planet is generally not a support forum. debianHELP and other similar sites should be more suitable.

    --joy (who believes to be speaking for rob, too 🙂

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    Re: GTK Font hell (Score: 1)
    by pecka (acmelab(at)volny(dot)cz) on Tuesday, January 15 @ 07:32:13 GMT
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    ...what version are you using? I noticed only borged fonts in GNOME w/ some of the older releases of Woody, but since I switched to TT - there were NO problems for me. ...on the other hand I don't use font server.

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    screen resolution (Score: 1)
    by bartvh (what you want) on Tuesday, January 15 @ 08:54:24 GMT
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    One of the often overlooked things that affect the size of fonts is the resolution (not dimensions) of your screen. You can check the current resolution using xdpyinfo. Normally, X selects a value according to the dimensions of your screen. To change it, add a -dpi 75 to the arguments when X starts up.

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    Re: GTK Font hell (Score: 1)
    by dale (Dale) on Tuesday, January 15 @ 10:32:11 GMT
    (User Info)

    I'm using Debian Woody at Home and at Work as
    a development machine. On the work machine I
    have big fonts at home very small fonts, I use KDE
    most of the time but I also use Mozilla.

    Here's my config file on my Home machine, I don't know if
    this is the problem however.

    # /etc/X11/xfs/config


    # X font server configuration file

    # allow a maximum of 10 clients to connect to this font server

    client-limit = 10

    # when a font server reaches its limit, start up a new one

    clone-self = on

    # log errors using syslog

    use-syslog = on

    # turn off TCP port listening (Unix domain connections are still permitted)

    no-listen = tcp

    # paths to search for fonts

    catalogue = /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/

    # in decipoints

    default-point-size = 100

    # x1,y1,x2,y2,...

    #default-resolutions = 75,75,100,100

    default-resolutions = 100,100,75,75

    # don't try to load huge fonts all at once

    deferglyphs = 16

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    Re: GTK Font hell - Solving the problem (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 15 @ 19:55:19 GMT

    Hi all !

    Solving the problem in 2 steps.(Only Debian can do this!!)

    Step 1-

    #apt-get install ttmkfdir msttcorefonts

    Step 2-

    Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

    and add TrueType dir in Font Section

    Section "Files"

    FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server

    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/index.html"

    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/-unscaled/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/-unscaled/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/index.html"

    # FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/index.html"


    this is my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 FontSection

    PS:the package msttcorefonts are so amazing ,

    cuz TrueType fonts are downloaded from 🙂

    thats it !

    Fonts Like Windows!!!

    #!Mauro Romano Trajber

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