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How to delete fonts in ubuntu. I am a new ubuntu user and find it hard to delete fonts that I have installed.

I anticipate that the problem might be installing font that turns my Firefox browser turned my mail fonts to bold. I experience the same view with firefox and chrome browser. Many of the fonts turned out to be bold.!

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Follow the steps: 1. Go to your home folder 2. Press Ctrl+H or (Menu -> View -> Show Hidden Files) 3. Go to .fonts 4. Delete all Roboto bold fonts 5. Restart your browser 6. How are your eyes feeling now! Done. –  jhen Nov 5 '13 at 0:40

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An easy way to do that is using font manager. Just press Ctrl+Alt+ T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get install font-manager

Once installed, run the program, highlight the fonts that you don't like, and either disable or remove them. See image below.

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Good choice! But, by default it search for custom fonts only in ~/.fonts, instead in "Preferences" I added also ~/.local/share/fonts, because it's the folder used by install feature of Font Viewer. –  Pisu Oct 18 '14 at 10:02

You can also delete them manually.

(That can be useful in some cases, for example: if you want to use a program like conky with a thin font like Raleway Thin, but Raleway Regular was also installed, conky may sometime automatically use regular, while font-manager will not be able to tell the difference. So, the idea is to remove regular manually, etc.)

If installed with Font Viewer, they are in ~/.local/share/fonts.

Also look in ~/.fonts.

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