There are a lot of extra fonts that all seem to look alike and just annoy me in the drop down list. Is there anyway I can erase them from the system?
You have several methods. I can list 4...
1. Graphical interface
Firstly you can install font-manager with this command:
You can disable (So not remove! Disabling makes them disappear for you but other users on that system will still see them) fonts from here. This is what it looks like:
2. Manual removal from Ubuntu Software Center
As an alternative have a search in Ubuntu Software Center for fonts and delete them from there.
3. Manual removal as packages through command line
None english fonts can be removed with this command:
Here is a list of all the font packages. You can add the font package name to the command above to include them for removal.
If at any time you remove a font that you want back just do a
And the indic fonts will be re-installed (ofc. change the package name to what you want).
4. Manual command line removal
Besides this you can look at
to see where fonts are stored. Normally this will be in 1 of these locations:
With admin privileges you can just remove them. They should then disappear from any location.
It depends on how you installed the font.
Font installed system-wide
If it was installed system-wide (like most fonts are AFAIK) just pull Nautilus (Ubuntu's file manager) as root (Alt+F2 then enter
Delete the file and then run
Log out and back in again and it should be deleted.
Font installed for your user only
If it was installed just for you (manual copy-paste into the user
And just to be absolutely sure, do a:
If you installed the font using the install button, it was likely just copied to
If you have installed