Please someone help me find out how to solve this problem: for some weeks I
have been experiencing problems with fonts on Firefox and Chrome when
acessing two different webmail systems. At first I though the problem was
caused by remi RPMs I used to install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14. I installed
Fedora 15 and everything was fine for a while, and then fonts became
strange again. When firefox started having font problems, Google Chrome
The problem was: Bold fonts and regular fonts look almost the same. Bold
fonts had a wider average character width, but were not thicker.
So I got another computer, installed Fedora 15 from scratch, and compared
the results. Everything fine. Updated all packages, including rpmfusion
ones. Also fine.
Then I noticed the new system was missing some packages I use, I guess they
come from rpmfusion: gnome-mplayer and wine. After installing those, the
font problem in Firefox and Chrome was back again.
But this time I saved the output of rpm -qa at each step, then I compared
the latest working state with the one that wasn't. I noticed there are a
number of wine-*-fonts packages, and removed then (I also had to remove
wine itself). Problem solved!
Can anyone explain why either wine itself (or wine fonts) interfere with
web browser page rendering?
And how can I re-install wine without messing up with web page fonts?
s, Fernando Lozano