2

All of a sudden my fonts are rendered like the image below. I cannot seem to find a solution; I have already tried reinstalling pantheon but this does not fix it.

Chinese characters seem to be rendered correctly.

Weird font behaviour

  • seeing the same issue, any solution? – maning Apr 7 '17 at 2:58
  • I ended up reinstalling elementary os as a whole, since I could not find a way to fix it. – Pieter De Clercq Apr 7 '17 at 10:19
1

Quite an old question, but I just had the same issue on Loki and I found a solution to it. It seems to have happened when the system had a heavy load on memory (though I'm not sure). I found out that the Pantheon default fonts changed. It was tricky to check since the graphical terminal also had these weird fonts so I had to open a text-based terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1). There I found the default font:

mikki@mikki-dell:~$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name
'Redacted Script Regular 9'
mikki@mikki-dell:~$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface monospace-font-name
'Redacted Script Light 10'

Turns out these are script fonts which are quite unreadable. I quickly changed to something else (it needs to be entered on the graphical terminal), like:

mikki@mikki-dell:~$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface monospace-font-name 'DejaVu Sans Mono'
mikki@mikki-dell:~$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface font-name 'DejaVu Sans'

The fonts changed back instantly to readable. The applications must be reopened to pick up the new font.

  • Thanks for finding a fix, I haven't had issues with fonts changing since I posted this question 2 years ago, but it seems I was not the only one. It's possible that your hypothesis about heavy memory load is true. – Pieter De Clercq Aug 16 '18 at 20:15

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.