Default Fonts in KDE

Heinrich Wendel h_wendel at
Wed Jul 6 23:08:34 BST 2005

On Wednesday 06 July 2005 22:18, you wrote:
> I think many people noticed it, but nobody seems to care, not even on
> The default Fonts in KDE are not very well choosen.
> There are two problems:
> 1.) They point to values that are either not installed on many systems or
> not Antialiaseable. This is why many people think their Fonts are broken,
> but they are not. Just the Defaults are broken. A very easy fix for this to
> change the default values to "sans", "serif" and "monotype", so fontconfig
> can take care of it. This has been fixed in svn.
> 2.) The size of the fonts is to big. Currently the default value is
> 12points. But no matter what PC I use, always taking the default dpi value
> of X, the fonts are to big. It seems that the fonts rendered with
> fontconfig are generally bigger than the fonts rendered without fontconfig.
> Helvetica 12pt seems equally large to Bitstream Vera Sans 10pt. I propose
> to reduce the default size to 10points.

Gnome and XFCE use a default of 10points as well.

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