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    12.04 Browser fonts changed unexpectedly

    running 12.04 and recently installed Font Manager and a handful of fonts that I use in Gimp.

    After a recent reboot some fonts in both chromium and firefox are screwy.

    fonts on this page are all 100% ok (www.askubuntu.com)

    But fonts on these pages have changed to one of my newly installed fonts. facebook google yahoo (some) gmail

    I had MyUnity installed and chose restore all default fonts, but that had no effect.

    I have also recently installed font-manager

    Usettings no longer launches for me for some reason.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Jim Dier
    Ubuntu Desktop Forever Newbie
    R. Mutt

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    Re: 12.04 Browser fonts changed unexpectedly

    It may have to do with the site settings of the pages you mentioned. you might try installing the ttf-mscorefonts-installer, which will probably give you all of the fonts that most web-pages try to use, so you won't have to worry about a page defaulting to something weird if the one it wants isn't on your system.

    Other than that, I know firefox has font override settings, where you can force it to use your font settings rather than those of the website. Edit>Preferences>Content>Advanced (under fonts)> uncheck the box that allows websites to use their own fonts. I don't use Chromium, so I can't tell you about choosing fonts there.

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    Re: 12.04 Browser fonts changed unexpectedly

    Thanks aaron,

    It does not seem to be just those pages. I have a feeling while installing fonts or font manager I somehow changed a link for where my system looks for fonts.
    Jim Dier
    Ubuntu Desktop Forever Newbie
    R. Mutt

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    Re: 12.04 Browser fonts changed unexpectedly

    Also, the font problem is only on my user account. My daughter's ubuntu log in is fine.

    The fonts that I did install were put in my home directory /home/user/fonts
    Jim Dier
    Ubuntu Desktop Forever Newbie
    R. Mutt

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    Re: 12.04 Browser fonts changed unexpectedly

    It seems clear now that the installation of Font-Manager is what caused this problem. I have not removed Font-Manager since I like it for previewing and hope to be able to keep using it.

    So, I am not 100% sure I did this all correctly, but I renamed ~/.fonts.conf to ~/.fonts.conf_bk

    ~/.fonts.conf looked like this:

    Code:
    This file is maintained by Font Manager.
        If you wish to make any changes it is suggested you do so using
            /home/jdier/.config/font-manager/local.conf
        Any changes made to this file will be automatically relocated there
        at startup and any settings already in that file will be overwritten.
    It included listings of directories for fonts, but did not include anything in /usr/share so I think that is where the standard fonts are and when the system could not find them, it just grabbed some of the decorative fonts that I had installed into ~/fonts
    Jim Dier
    Ubuntu Desktop Forever Newbie
    R. Mutt

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