font family in SVG file

Hi,
it seems that it's not possible to change the font family via .matplotlibrc when exporting a plot as SVG. On my system (SuSElinux/python2.3/matplotlib0.82) the font defaults to Bitstream Vera Sans and cannot be changed whereas both the GTK frontend and exported EPS file do respect the font settings. Is this a bug?
Regards, Christian