Oneiric and ugly fonts in non-native KDE apps

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Fri Oct 21 17:33:25 UTC 2011

On Friday, October 21, 2011 05:23:05 PM Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Hi, my name is Nigel and I have ugly fonts.
> I use gftp and have also installed google earth. Both apps have ugly
> (non-anti-aliased?) fonts. To get google earth's fonts readable (they were
> very wide spaced and difficult to read) I had to install (from tips from a
> google search) Microsoft ttfonts and reboot (I tried to just logout but
> something crashed) and now google earth is usable but like gftp it has ugly
> fonts.
> Is there a fix?
> Nigel

I just loaded google-earth and it looks fine.

Look at your 'theme' in applications appearance and see which theme you are 
using.  Then check to see you have what is needed.

For example, I am using the 'oxygen' theme and I have loaded the  gtk2-
engines-oxygen   piece as well as oxygen-cursor-theme and oxygen-icon-theme.

There are pieces for libreoffice as well.

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