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Old 08-23-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Weird signs in Sigil's menu

Hello people,

I'm using Sigil 0.2.4 in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (aka 10.4). I've been experiencing lately a strange issue with Sigil, concerning the fonts used in the program. For some reason, some Webdings-like font is used instead of, well, a humanly readable one. I was going to write a ticket in the project's page, but then I found it was not merely appearing in Sigil: it appeared in another program, the VLC media player. Thus, I assume it's something wider.

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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Both Sigil and VLC use the Qt Framework, so they query your system for fonts the same way. There's either a bug in Qt, or there's a problem with your system (I'd say it's you system).

There's nothing I can do either way.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:55 AM   #3
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They're both QT4 apps, I think... Try typing qtconfig in a terminal and checking the settings for QT.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll try fixing Qt. I suspected it had something to do with a framework. Now I notice calibre is complaining about Qt too, though no weird signs appear.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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Well, I can give an update. OpenOffice was affected by the "pox" as well, and what worked was disabling the use of system fonts for the user interface. Could something similar be done in Sigil as well?
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Have you tried qtconfig? Have you reinstalled qt? What have you done?
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Qtconfig, after a second proper reinstallation of Qt, worked correctly Thanks a tad!

It seems to have an issue with the usual font, DejaVu Sans, which gets it converted into Webdings. Other fonts don't have such an issue.
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