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Re: Overriding (or getting rid of) Helvetica



On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 05:54:40AM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> I am at a loss.
> 
> My systems in X look great.  Anti-aliasing works, I have True Type
> fonts installed and I am generally happy until some idiot Web page
> author specifies Helvetica instead of the generic sans-serif for a
> display font.  I've added the following to ~/.fonts.conf:
> 
> <-- Use Arial in preference to Helvetica -->
>  <match target="pattern">
>    <test qual="any" name="family">
>      <string>Helvetica</string>
>    </test>
>    <edit name="family" mode="assign">
>      <string>Arial</string>
>    </edit>
>  </match>
> 
> Which, I now find, was overwritten by some other process.  Grrrrrr....
> 
> How do I easily remap the UGLY Helvetica to the more pleasing Arial I
> have already installed.  This affects both Firefox and Konqueror
> equally so I assume the answer is somewhere in the font subsystem which
> seems somewhat like a Hydra.
> 
> I am running KDE on both current Sid and Etch and I'm seeing the same
> effect on each.
> 

If this is ony annyong you or causing problems when you browse the web,
then you should probably make the change in your userContent.css (at
least for Mozilla and Firefox).  I am sure that other browsers use the
same mechanism or a similar one.

-Roberto

-- 
Roberto C. Sanchez
http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto

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