Odd Fonts in Ubuntu 16.04.3 32-bit
I installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 32-bit in a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM). I copied the user profile from my 64-bit VM of the same operating system.
Upon starting the
geany text editor I immediately noticed the fonts were all wrong. Everything was displaying in some kind of Courier font.
After some head scratching and poking around I suspected user permissions. I looked at the
/etc/fonts directory. Sure enough
/etc/fonts/conf.d/ had directory permissions of
644 rather than
755. A quick
chmod and the problem was resolved.
This was a fresh install using the
ubuntu-16.04-mini-i386.iso and manually adding packages.