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Fonts [message #2705] Thu, 30 October 2014 21:27 Go to next message
detipco is currently offline  detipco
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In Gnome3 I have to use the tweak tool to change the fonts.
Not all fonts are available for default setting and that makes me wondering.
There are all fonts available by choosing the font for the window border.
I have seen in the gnome-shell.css the font family is sans-serif.
Could this be the reason for that behaviour?
Re: Fonts [message #2716 is a reply to message #2705] Sun, 02 November 2014 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
detipco is currently offline  detipco
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No idea ?

I have installed the google-roboto-fonts, google-roboto-common and condensed.

Roboto is a sans-serif typeface family introduced with Android Ice Cream
Sandwich operating system. Google describes the font as "modern, yet
approachable" and "emotional".


The family sans-serif in the gnome-shell.css is okay for that and seems to be not the problem.
There are many fonts of roboto, but in tweak are only three available and for the window-border are all available.
What is the issue ?
Maybe someone will have an idea ?

Thanks in advance.
Re: Fonts [message #2746 is a reply to message #2716] Fri, 07 November 2014 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LiamOToole is currently offline  LiamOToole
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gnome-shell uses fontconfig to, well, configure fonts. You can either:

  1. Set up fontconfig to substitute your preferred font for sans-serif; or
  2. Hard-code gnome-shell.css to use your preferred font.

There is plenty of information online regarding the first option.
Re: Fonts [message #2748 is a reply to message #2746] Fri, 07 November 2014 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
detipco is currently offline  detipco
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Thanks for your reply, but it seems to be a misunderstanding.
With the Gnome-tweak-tool you are able to choose for default font:

index.php?t=getfile&id=186&private=0


and now you see the available fonts for the window-labeling:

index.php?t=getfile&id=187&private=0


This is only a cutout, but you can see, that there are plenty of more fonts available for the window-labeling.
There are only three fonts of Nimbus for default available and I don`t know how to get all available.
Why are so many fonts available for the window-labeling and less for default?? Rolling Eyes
Re: Fonts [message #2749 is a reply to message #2705] Fri, 07 November 2014 16:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
LiamOToole is currently offline  LiamOToole
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I see the problem. gnome-tweak-tool seems to filter out bold, oblique, and italic fonts when choosing the default font, as if to imply that no one would ever choose those. Anyway, I can assure you that the gnome-shell.css file is not responsible for the difference.
Re: Fonts [message #2750 is a reply to message #2749] Fri, 07 November 2014 16:21 Go to previous message
detipco is currently offline  detipco
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But the gnome-tweak-tool is responsible for that behaviour, maybe I understand now why.
The gome-tweak-tool changes the default fonts also for the shell and not all fonts are compatible for the shell.
The window-labeling-fonts are not for the shell and thats why all fonts are available. Evil or Very Mad
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