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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and hated the new Gnome, so I installed KDE 4.8.

The default Firefox fonts are disgusting, so I tried changing them to the Windows ones. I copied the Tahoma and Segoe UI fonts from my Windows install and put them in ~/.fonts. I ran sudo fc-cache -f -v.

When I change the "General" font in System > Application Appearance > Fonts to "Tahoma" or "Segoe UI", all of the text for tabs and menus in Firefox disappears completely.

Why is this happening? Why can't I use those fonts with Firefox?

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Are the typeface(s) available (and work) in other applications? –  horatio May 10 '12 at 21:12

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