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In modern Ubuntu versions (11.10, 12.04) there is an additional style for Ubuntu font called 'Medium' it's slightly thicker than a 'Regular' style user by default.

The problem is that all QT apps just suddenly start using that 'Medium' style, instead of 'Regular' which is used by default in all GTK apps.

How to fix this without removing /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-M*.ttf ?

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This is:

  • Bug #744812 ("FontConfig/Qt stack choke on Ubuntu Medium font meta-data (No medium in Inkscape and too bold in Qt apps)")
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Install the qt4-qtconfig package, should be able to adjust fonts for you as desired

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Not making any difference here in 12.04. – 23 93 26 35 19 57 3 89 Mar 18 '12 at 11:46
Same, I change the settings but they don't seem to be saved. – levesque Sep 21 '12 at 17:25

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