I've recently installed some fonts and now all system menus are screwed:

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Some single characters (P, b, t, o, w, B, p ... that seem to be all characters) are blurred out. I don't know why. How can I fix that?

I currently run "Linux Mint 16 Petra" with MATE (which is based on Ubuntu 13.10).

  • gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.desktop.interface. ?? – DnrDevil Jan 12 '16 at 21:28

The following isn't a complete solution, but a work-around

  1. Open mate-appearance-properties:

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  1. Go to "fonts"
  2. Change "application font" from "Sans Regular" to something different. In my case it was Ubuntu Regular.

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