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Description of problem:
After adding new fonts to ~/.fonts, I find that Nautilus does not pick up the
new font as selected in Preferences->Fonts until I 'killall nautilus'
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new font to ~/.fonts
2. Change the desktop font in Preferences->Font to the new font
Actual Results: Nautilus reverts to standard font
Expected Results: Nautilus uses the new font to render the desktop
Nautilus only checks the list of fonts on startup? Perhaps it can be patched so
if it's told to use a font it does not know about, it rebuilds its font cache?
Really hard to fix; hopefully we'll get to it someday, but I don't
see leaving a bug open for it... it's one of those general improvements
that we won't forget about.