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Before 12.10 I was used to restore fonts just by deleting the ~/fonts.conf file and ~/fontconfig folder.

I cannot locate those two files anymore in 12.10 and deleting ~/.cache/fontconfig/ doesn't help.

I have ugly fonts on chrome after installing kubuntu-desktop. How can I restore the fonts?

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So, suggestions in Ugly font after KDE installation are not helping? Did you log out and log back in? – gertvdijk Jan 23 '13 at 23:01
@gertvdijk no, manually creating the ~/.fonts file with the suggested content didn't help (it had effect on fonts, but that was even uglier). – Vincenzo Pii Jan 23 '13 at 23:08

It seems that the problem was not related to the KDE installation, but to the msfonts.

I removed the mscorefonts, logout and I got my fonts reverted to the original ones.

sudo apt-get purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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