Oneiric and ugly fonts in non-native KDE apps

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Fri Oct 21 18:10:29 UTC 2011

On 10/21/2011 07:33 PM, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I have those too. I did however mess around with the Use KDE Fonts and changed it to 
something else. I have now gone back to the default and gftp looks fine but Google Earth still 
looks as if the fonts are not anti-aliased.


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