Ubuntu 9 – KDE apps under GNOME show garbled fonts
After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 (and using 8.10 before), I noticed that some applications would show garbled fonts, similiar to:
This happened with KOrganizer, Konqueror, and Virtualbox. Once I realized the KDE connection, I went googling. Thanks to TheAL76
** Day 2 – on a reboot, the garbled fonts came back. Going to Applications -> System Tools, I launched System Settings.
Under “Appearance -> GTK Styles and Fonts” – I have tweaked the following.
- GTK Styles: Use Another Style : Clearlooks (my base GNOME theme)
- GTK Fonts: Use another font : Undotum (which I think related to the orginal post below).
Under Fonts: Enabled “Use Anti-aliasing”
Turns out this is related to KDE apps use of the QT libs to render windows, where GNOME uses GTK.
Open /home/yourusername/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals in your favorite editor.
2. I wanted UnDotum size 10 to be my font, so I added this:
Save off the file, close the app and restart, so far so good for me – no more garbled fonts.
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