Bad fonts in GTK applications in Kubuntu 6.10

Michael Mauch michael.mauch at
Sat Aug 4 12:18:58 BST 2007

Felix Miata wrote:
> Basil Fowler apparently typed:
>> The applications concerned are Electric Eyes, Alsaplayer, and Audacity. As I 
>> understand the matter, these applications use the GTK widget set.
> Which GTK widget set? GTK1 and GTK2 are not forward/backward compatible with
> each other.
>> The same problem was reported to 
>>, and the suggestions 
>> there correspond to yours, but the solutions do not work.
>> Here is my present ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file
> ...
> If those apps are GTK1, then nothing in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 is relevant. You'll need
> the Gnome Control Center (gnomecc) for GTK1 to control their fonts, or to
> edit ~/.gtkrc directly.

Alsaplayer and Audacity from the (K)Ubuntu repositories are GTK2 (not
sure about Electric Eyes), so no worries about GTK1.


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