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Thread: Default sans font?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006

    Default sans font?

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to figure out what fonts "sans", etc map to. After reading this thread
    I was able to find /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-latin.conf which specifies:

    		<family>DejaVu Sans</family>
    		<family>Bitstream Vera Sans</family>
    		<family>Albany AMT</family>
    		<family>Luxi Sans</family>
    		<family>Nimbus Sans L</family>
    		<family>Lucida Sans Unicode</family>
    		<family>BPG Glaho International</family> <!-- lat,cyr,arab,geor -->
    		<family>Tahoma</family> <!-- lat,cyr,greek,heb,arab,thai -->
    So it looks like "DejaVu Sans" is the preferred font family when "sans" is specified. There are many different styles of DejaVu Sans, however, such as "extra light", "condensed", etc. I tried to find a definition of where the DejaVu Sans family is defined, but have not had any luck.

    I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome now, and I know the default fonts have changed in 10.10, but I imagine the basic method for mapping fonts is still the same.

    Any suggestions?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Xubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Default sans font?


    for be frank, i haven't any clue for your problem but i have seen my question just below than your question and i waiting an answer me too , it's first time for me to ask a question under licence by-nc-nd !
    what is your licence cc by , cc-nc .....?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Hong Kong
    Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Re: Default sans font?

    I tried using Kubuntu 10.10 and found that the 'default' font had been changed to 'Ubuntu'. However, when I studied these configuration files, I found no difference. After that, I played with System Settings and clicked the "Default" button under the font settings, it reverts to Sans Serif. After that, I was surprised that the 'default' font was changed by a nasty inclusion to the kubuntu-default-settings folder in some configuration file.
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