font substitution

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Tue Jul 22 20:09:51 BST 2008

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On Tuesday 22 July 2008 2:37:53 pm Gordon Schulz wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:14, Art Alexion <art.alexion at> wrote:
> > I recall a font substitution app is part of kcontrol which I can't find
> > in 3.5.9.
> >
> > I have a decorative font that I am using for some designs that seems to
> > get used instead of Times New Roman in kmail and konqueror.  It is
> > getting annoying having to keep installing and removing this font.
> >
> > How is font substitution now handled?
> Don't know about that app in kcontrol... But you can always edit
> .fonts.conf in your $HOME directory.
> This example replaces the Helvetica family with a prettier one - adjust
> to your needs.
> [---------cut----------------]
> <match target="pattern" >
> 	<test name="family" qual="any" >
>      		<string>Helvetica</string>
>        	</test>
>        	<edit mode="assign" name="family" >
> 		<string>Nimbus Sans</string>
> 	</edit>
> </match>
> [---------cut----------------]
> --
> Gordon.

Thanks.  Is there a global equivalent?  The reason I ask is that KDE is doing 
a substitution that I don't want it to do, not the corollary.  I want it to 
stop.  Nothing in my current file seems to be triggering that.

Also, which app can I use to examine a font to see what the attributes are, 
and perhaps edit them.  I am thinking the decorative font that keeps jumping 
in for Times New Roman has its attributes screwed up.

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