Description of problem:
Results of picking up new fonts in sawfish-ui are quite unpredictable.
It appears that this is because it writes to ~/.sawfish/custom
"-*-URW Bookman L,-bold-*-*-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
while something like this
"-urw-bookman l-demi bold-r-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"
seems to be rather expected. At least 'xfontsel' will produce something
of that kind.
Even if fonts do change on a display (sometimes they do) results can
be strange and unpredictable. In particular font selector drops "-r-" strings
so what you are getting may end up in italics (or will not have any effect at
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103329
*** Bug 75331 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***