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Font issues in shiny Gnome 2.20 under Debian

I have just upgraded to Gnome 2.20 in Debian sid. It just got released last Friday (Sep 21). Debian developers have impressed me this time with the speed they brought it to sid. Some packages are not yet available due to some dependencies and other usual stuff. The control center has gone through a major revamp. Looks like the new control center queries the X driver for DPI settings. Most of the X drivers still doesn't report the DPI properly. Because of this, I was getting unusually huge fonts after my upgrade. To fix this, choose the DPI manually under "System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Fonts -> Details".