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[Bug 2019906] Re: 23.04 : condensed fonts can't be used for interface and title bar


As a workaround,

install single file for Ubuntu Condensed Regular [
Ubuntu_Condensed_Regular.16.ttf ] as to be found in fonts.google.com
through font-manager or manually,

into your $HOME/.local/share/fonts/ folder

rebuild font caches

and then beware to choose Ubuntu Condensed *Regular*
( and not any other Ubuntu Condensed *variant* )
in gnome-tweaks or dconf-editor.

This a not a fix, there is a problem with most condensed font variant
installed by default in 23.04

** Attachment added: "Ubuntu_Condensed_Regular.16.ttf"

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  23.04 : condensed fonts can't be used for interface and title bar

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Status in gnome-tweaks package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:

  fresh lunar lobster installation here,

  from legacy iso image ( ubiquity installer. )

  As I usually do, I tried to change the font for interface, as I much
  prefer « condensed » fonts rather than large, round, regular ones.

  In 20.04 or 22.04 or 22.10 gnome-tweaks allowed to do that.

  Today in 23.04, it only changes font in gnome-shell ( top panel,
  activities and app's views ) but not in other app's, not in the whole
  interface as it used to do.

  In dconf-editor I did not find entries regarding « global » interface

  Is this intended behavior ?

  Ability to change font type and size is also a matter of

  For references :
  ⋅ https://askubuntu.com/questions/1468338/23-04-how-change-font-in-interface-gnome-shell-window-title-barhttps://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=2079313

  This affects many users.

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