Ugly fonts return with Abiword

Subject: Ugly fonts return with Abiword
From: Steven Watt (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 16:21:21 CDT


I have installed version 9.0 on a system running Mandrake 8.0 with a Gnome Desktop. When I first installed Mandrake, the fonts were atrocious (there's a long thread about this on I solved the problem by installing XFree86 version 4.1.0.

However, when I run Abiword, the ugly fonts return. This is the case not only in Abiword, but also in Galeon/Mozilla. When Abiword is running, the fonts are bad. When I close Abiword and reload the webpage, the fonts go back to normal.

The problem occurs with both the abiword-0.9.0-1mdk.i586.rpm and abiword-gtk-intl-rh7.1-0.9.0-1.i386.rpm builds. I can't figure out how to install the abiword-gnome-intl-rh7.1-0.9.0-1.i386.rpm build, since it requires the resource, which I can't find anywhere.

I really would like to use Abiword as a lightweight word processor, but not if it causes my entire desktop to become practically illegible.

Any suggestions?


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