After I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 I have a problem with the fonts in some apps. When I use gvim or fontconfig, all the fonts available look the same. It doesn't matter which one I chose, it always defaults to the same ugly default. When I try to choose a different font in gnome-terminal preferences, it crashes.
Font usage in libreoffice is fine.
I have removed all the files in /var/cache/fontconfig. I issued fc-cache -r. I removed ~/.fonts directory. I uninstalled and reinstalled all the ttf-* packages and some more.
What else can I try ?