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What have I done?!

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Compare that to:

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You'll see that there's a slight difference.

  • Have you done anything in a custom ~/.fonts.conf ? – Jayson Rowe May 30 '13 at 17:28
  • if you could, share the results of the command: xrdb --query – Jayson Rowe May 30 '13 at 17:29
  • Q:Have you done anything in a custom ~/.fonts.conf ? A:No, not that I know. – ShortCircuit May 30 '13 at 18:24
  • Q:if you could, share the results of the command: xrdb --query A:It just gives the help index... ( xrdb --help) – ShortCircuit May 30 '13 at 18:28
  • Sorry - it's xrdb -query - I added an extra dash. – Jayson Rowe May 30 '13 at 18:30
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The same problem had plagued me since my upgrade to 13.04 until I finally found this post:

Fonts corrupted, all look the same

A bug in pango-graphite is behind this.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pango-graphite/+bug/1176022

The following fixed it for me.

$ sudo apt-get purge libpango1.0-common pango-graphite

If you don't have libpango1.0-common installed it can be omitted from the command.

$ sudo apt-get purge pango-graphite
  • [name]@[name]:~$ sudo apt-get purge libpango1.0-common pango-graphite [sudo] password for phoenix: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package libpango1.0-common E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'libpango1.0-common' Something wrong with my repository settings? – ShortCircuit Jun 3 '13 at 10:51
  • No. It just means you don't have libpango1.0-common installed. Omit that missing package from the command and just purge pango-graphite. – LinkP Jun 3 '13 at 13:40
  • Thanks, every thing totally works now! but now I'm miss my messed up font, better get used to not-messed-up-fonts* * Not an actual word – ShortCircuit Jun 4 '13 at 13:59

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