After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before (Helvetica and Courier bitmap fonts) don't seem to appear in the list. How do I restore the previous fonts?


There doesn't seem to be a way to solve this that doesn't involve re-compiling Tk, so I had to downgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.4. Since the Debian package manager didn't let me do this (git-gui and gitk require current tcl and tk which conflict with tcl8.4 and tk8.4), I ended up manually backing up the 8.4 files and copying them back after the upgrade, which is obviously a terrible solution.

I'd be happy to know if there is a better way to do this.

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