Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

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

You must log in to answer this question.

Browse other questions tagged .