[Tkinter-discuss] fonts in python app

SainTiss saintiss at gmx.net
Fri Jan 5 10:21:54 CET 2007

Hi all,

I'm trying to get this python app (atom3) running, which used to work 
perfectly fine, but now insists on showing all messages (any GUI text for 
that matter) in some greek-looking font (probably "symbol" or something). 

Mind you, the messages are NOT greek, but english, just the font looks greek.

That makes me conclude what I need is a change of font, but the question is 
how do I do that?

loading an options file with *font... things doesn't help. Besides, modifying 
the source code is not really desirable.

I'm suspecting that the mapping on my system for e.g. helvetica somehow points 
to "symbol". Is there a way to change this?

I'm using debian linux btw, with python 2.4.4



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