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Re: [opensuse] Question Leap: fonts and colours
On 14/01/16 20:43, Felix Miata wrote:
To be clear, I'm exclusively addressing fonts here, not colors.

Basil Chupin composed on 2016-01-14 18:29 (UTC+1100):

I have Leap 42 installed as a test system on the same computer as
openSUSE 13.2 -- but as separate booting systems.
I am also using the very latest versions of Thunderbird and Firefox on
Leap and 13.2 -- but the important part to the question I am asking here
is that I am using, thru the use of symlinks, the *same* '/.mozilla' and
'/.thunderbird' in both Leap and 13.2. And here is the problem followed
by the question:
in 13.2 I have selected the fonts I like to be used in both TB and FF as
Fonts you select in FF are only used on web pages that do not dictate fonts
to be used, or when the dicatated fonts are not available, or when you
disallow pages to specify fonts. Most web pages seem to go out of their way
to prevent your choice of fonts to be seen on your computer. Here's an
example of a CSS rule used by a typical web page:

html, body {font-family:1em "Lucida Grande", Arial, "DejaVu Sans", Verdana,
[rest pruned]

Thanks Felix. I'll spend a bit more time some time later and after I
have regained my composure and reread what you wrote.

I thought that I would try something out -- namely, copying over the
fonts from 13.2 to Leap -- and went to use my decades old favourite 'mc'
to do the work. Within 5 seconds or so 'mc' aborted and I got a message
on the screen stating that plasma5 pooped itself. After fooling around
for several minutes, which included rebooting the system into Leap, I
managed to get the konsole back on the screen but with the following
result when I tried to run 'mc':

Now this is the very small area on a 27inch monitor so you have to view
this image in perspective. Wunderbar! Not. And I don't know how to
revert back to the original size (without having to re-install the whole


Using openSUSE 13.2, KDE 4.14.9 & kernel 4.4.0-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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