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My Iceweasel browser was working fine until yesterday when I installed some new fonts in my system after which webpages are displayed in some random font. This does not happen on all websites but on those websites where the default fonts are loaded. Here's a screenshot:

enter image description here I think this is happening due to some other fallback font. But iceweasel's default font is DejaVu Sans. I tried to delete the font being used, but then it chooses some next random font.

I am new to linux. Can anyone help me with this.


Distro Version:

abhishek@ab-linux:~$ uname -a
Linux ab-linux 3.7-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.7.2-0+kali8 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Desktop Manager is : GNOME 3.4.2

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Rather than deleting the font, try reinstalling DejaVu Sans, and resetting Iceweasel. – peanut_butter Apr 5 '14 at 17:00

Please let us know your distro version and Desktop manager (KDE, Gnome etc), but generally speaking and assuming you use a debian-ubuntu based distro I would check reinstall default fonts packages and would reconfig them following these commands

  $ dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
  $ dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig

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I've updated the info and reconfigured the fonts, but nothing happened. I've currently managed my browser to use some stable readable font by delete and trial. – abhishekkannojia Apr 11 '14 at 12:52
this tool would help you figure out which one is missing.… sorry but I am on KDE, not sure about Gnome fonts. – Jaime Agudo Apr 11 '14 at 19:09
Gnome Font Manager is already installed And the default font Deja Vu Sans is not missing but rather than using this as fallback font it uses some random font present in system – abhishekkannojia Apr 11 '14 at 19:15
what about doing dpkg-reconfigure iceweasel or creating a different iceweasel profile? You can try to launch it with other user like sudo iceweasel . If doing login with other user the bug dissappears I suggest you simply reset your iceweasel profile with rm -fr ~/.mozilla/firefox/<<profile-name> Not sure if the path is correct though – Jaime Agudo Apr 11 '14 at 19:24

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