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    Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    After upgrading from Quantal, all my UI fonts become the default serif font. Even the terminal font is changed.

    I've double checked the settings in Advanced Settings to no avail.

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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    dconf-tool might help

    or let the system recreate a clean settings base for : .local , .config, .gnome2, .gconf (renamed them, or simply delete the fonts related entries inside; they are recreated on the next reboot)

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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    No use. The relevant values are changed by Advanced Settings anyway.
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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    Problem exists in LightDM as well: instead of the Ubuntu font I've got (what I believe is) DejaVu Serif.

    I'm utterly clueless. I've tried re-installing fontconfig and xft packages but still the problem is still there.
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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    did you try :
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by ft_ View Post
    did you try :
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
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    Yup.

    Even curiouser: the fonts are all fine in Firefox!
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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by Helkaluin View Post
    Yup.

    Even curiouser: the fonts are all fine in Firefox!
    see that too; i suppose its a transitional problem; will see later if its become better

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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    Quote Originally Posted by dino99 View Post
    see that too; i suppose its a transitional problem; will see later if its become better
    So you're experiencing the same problem?

    Did you notice which packages were upgraded when this happened?

    Can anyone else on this forum confirm the problem?
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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    i have not paied too much attention about that issue, but you can check the synaptic history to know which packages have been upgraded

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    Re: Fonts all messed up after upgrading

    Problem somehow solved after reinstalling the xft, freetype, and pango libs, purging the Arphic uming and ukai fonts, and then re-installing the fonts.

    I still don't understand what went wrong. But the problem's solved for now.
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