Konqueror fonts?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Mar 8 05:11:48 GMT 2005

Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> Hello,
> I have KDE 3.2.2 and use Konqueror for browsing.
> The Helvetica font on my system is broken for some reason (the space between 
> letters is way too large). I have the MS Arial font installed. I have set all 
> sans serif fonts in Konqueror's Fonts tab to Arial.
> And yet, on *some* sites (like www.unitedlinux.com), it still shows the broken 
> Helvetica!
> How can I make it completely forget about Helvetica?
Method 1:

Install the Helvetica that comes with Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.x for Windows:



Get the AFM files here:


Convert all of the file names to ALL LOWER CASE before installing.

Method 2:

Make the needed entry in: "/etc/fonts/local.conf" so that FontConfig 
will use: "Nimbus Sans L" in place of Helvetica (that is the URW clone 
of Helvetica that comes with GhostScript).

Method 3:

Change the appropriate default CSS.

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