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Re: [opensuse-support] Font fun
Moin,

On Mon, 04 Jun 2018, 09:02:07 +0200, Wolfgang Rosenauer wrote:
Hi,

Am 04.06.2018 um 05:24 schrieb Simon Lees:


On 04/06/18 07:10, Knurpht @ openSUSE wrote:
Still my feedback somehow is:
openSUSE's default font selection is inconsistent and strange/suboptimal
in every other version or I do something wrong in a subtle way.

Anyone has a useful pointer how to get nice fonts within openSUSE Leap
15.0?

Which desktop are we talking about?

in this case Xfce

same here.

In your 42.3 install, did you use default fonts, or self-picked ones?

I think I haven't changed anything back then.

Which apps are suffering from the issue? GTK apps on KDE?

As this time mainly monospace was affected mainly Thunderbird and any
terminal was unreadable.

I have to add that I always install MS TT fonts via fetchmsttfonts since I
have to work with documents using those heavily.

Yep, same here, too. For me it's KDE apps which don't honour what I have
defined as the standard font in the UI. XFCE and GTK applications use my
default font ("Droid Sans"), but KDE applications always fall back to
"Arial" and also choose to even use a smaller size. This didn't happen
in 42.3.

It seems most of them are automatically preferred for the normal desktop?
Monospace was selecting "Courier New" on 15.0 which was an extremely bad
selection.

Yeah someone went to lots of effort to make sure that by default
everything is using the same default font, Roboto from memory. What has
likely happened is that at some point your config for certain apps
probably all using the same toolkit (ie gtk or Qt/KDE etc) was updated
to use a specific font. In the upgrade from 42.3 to 15.0 that font may
have been removed which is now leading the toolkit to fallback to
something ugly instead.

On 42.3 I had SourceCodePro Regular as monospace font (don't remember I
selected it myself) and now it was "Courier New" while the former was/is
also installed.


Wolfgang

Cheers.

l8er
manfred
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