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I installed wine and now I notice a different font on facebook and a couple of other sites I use a lot. So, how do I get back the default Ubuntu fonts?

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@potential answerers: I believe that wine has instlled some extra fonts, as a couple of font packages are recommended by wine. It's likely that liberation or mscorefonts are the culprights. But I don't really know of a good way to uninstall mscorefonts, so I hope that someone can give a good answer. If no ones does, I'll try mu best. – Javier Rivera Feb 9 '11 at 17:34
Thanks! I will wait for someone who can help me to fix the issue or else I will bug you :) – Ashfame Feb 9 '11 at 17:40
Can you please include a screenshot so we know if what you're seeing is "wrong"? – Oli Feb 9 '11 at 18:58
I see different fonts. There is no issue as such but I would like to revert back to previous ones – Ashfame Feb 9 '11 at 19:02
More importantly, and also to add some keywords to this post, this will remove Arial and Comic. How dare they put that *§$% on my computer. – three May 1 '14 at 9:35
up vote 14 down vote accepted

Installing wine will also push the "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package which brings some aditional fonts.

You can remove it without removing wine, but it can negatively affect the look of some applications running from wine.

To remove it, open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
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That did it. Thanks :) – Ashfame Feb 9 '11 at 21:43
That easy?. I was expecting that this command will only uninstall the installer. I suppose that it includes a uninstall script too. That's great :). – Javier Rivera Feb 10 '11 at 8:03
The package behaves as a normal font package, it just has a peculiar name due to the licensing behind it. We can't ship the fonts directly, instead we have to download them at package install time. – Scott Ritchie Mar 3 '11 at 8:23

Another work around for me is using command sudo apt-get install wine --no-install-recommends. It only install the wine only.

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at least comment why you downvote it? :/ – Vina Mar 28 '13 at 0:05

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