Questions related to the management, installation and removal of fonts.

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Ubuntu logs out after changing fonts

Ubuntu 14.04 Linux 3.13.0-49-generic logs out immediately after I change fonts in Unity Tweak Tool. I faced this problem today. Unity Tweak Tool worked just fine a few days back. And no, it does not ...
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How to change all Font colors in Ubuntu 14?

Through "Application Appearance" I can access most colors, bot not the colors used for Text in the Task Manager and on the Desktop or for the Drive and folder names in Dolphin (its always white). Also ...
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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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“Your system is running in low graphics mode” error

I'm quite new to ubuntu. I recently downloaded pycharm for python development. The fonts on the pycharm editor looked broken, so I was googling for a fix. I stumbled upon this stackoverflow thread and ...
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Where does TeXlive 2014 locate font files on Ubuntu 14.10 ? [duplicate]

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 display missing some characters

Some time the text display missing some characters, its happen on a UI window or even the terminal text. I have a screenshot here: Here is my lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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All system text has shrunk after update

The text for the whole system has shrunk a lot. I think this is since the last update. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, with Kernel 3.13.0-49-generic. The screen resolution is 1280 x 800 - it ...
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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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Why Ubuntu 14.10 fonts are bold?

After fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 I noticed that all texts are bold, from title bar to browser contents and in every application. I daily switch between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu OS as I'm new to ...
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Japanese and european languages font list

Where can I find a complete list of the fonts available for Ubuntu? I need in particular those for all European languages and Japanese.
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How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use some light variant of a font. However, I can't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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What is the “default” font for xubuntu terminals?

Running xubuntu 14.04; and today I had to increase the font size for a presentation ... and when toggling back I happened to click in the wrong place; and now I am struggling how to undo that. So, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Matlab R2014a plot fontsize does not change

I have tried the suggestion in this thread http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1238-font-size-changes-in-figures however after title(plotTitle, 'fontsize',16) xlabel('Range ...
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Xresources not working properly after restart

I am trying to change my xterm theme using a hack in Xresources which i found in this website. i have created a Xresources in my home dirctory and entered the below code. XTerm*faceName: Bitstream ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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How to change colour of the search bar in the panel?

In the panel there is a magnifying glass which allows to search through the programs installed in the computer: Question: How can I change the colour of the font in the search bar for example from ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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Uninstall .ttf font which I installed earlier

I tried to uninstall .ttf font which I installed myself using "install" option in Font Viewer window but I can`t find the font listed in Font Manager or even in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. Any help?
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ProFont missing font after reboot

I have installed ProFont and enable it by this command: sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf sudo fc-cache -f -v All works good. But the i reboot i see only this: How i can make work my ...
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How one can install the font MT Extra on Ubuntu?

I read that my pdf-readers Xpdf and Okular can't show a document from http://math.aalto.fi/opetus/sovtoda/oppikirja/Johdanto.pdf correctly as my Ubuntu or xpdf and evince has not installed the font MT ...
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Japanese characters show as boxes in steam on playonlinux

I have installed steam through playonlinux however Japanese characters are showing as boxes. I am not Japanese and would rather the text be English so I understand it however it is incredibly annoying ...
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Ubuntu fonts are corrupted on certain windows

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a lenovo yoga pro 3. Specifically I followed the instructions detailed here during the istallation process: Yoga 3 Linux HOWTO When I login to Ubuntu sometimes the fonts ...
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ncurses line-drawing not working on console

When I try to use a curses-based program on a virtual console, the line and box drawing part are not working, as below in the display when running dpkg-reconfigure console-setup. I'm using the the vga ...
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HiDPI font missing characters

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 3200x1600 display on 14.10 When I boot up many characters in the UI (menus etc.) are blank. If I use the Tweak Tool to change the font hinting from the current setting to any ...
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Facebook malayalam(regional font) in chrome looks way too small to read

Cannot see malayalam font in equal size as that of English in Facebook.com in chrome for Ubuntu. Also some letters appear big and all others too small. I would also want to increase the font colour to ...
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Magnified fonts messed up after reboot

I have the following problem with the built in magnifier option (Settings->Display->magnification slider) of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty. In the beginning my problem occured every few days but since a ...
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Two different computers, one missing a font, same Operating System

I have a question about fonts. I have 14.10 installed on both my laptop and my desktop. On the Desktop I can see Courier New, but on the laptop I can only see Courier Pitch 10. I really want to use ...
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epstopdf complains “/undefined in /findfont” ubuntu 14.04

From one point suddenly the epstopdf tool doesn't work any more on my Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to convert an eps file to a pdf one and get the following error: Command line: epstopdf tmp.eps tmp.pdf ...
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What is the ubuntu font closest to Helvetica?

As I understand we don't have the font Helvetica in Ubuntu. Is there any font that is very similar to it? How can I install it?
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Weird font-rendering issue after Firefox crashes

I'm running Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04, and sometimes Firefox freezes and once it's back it starts rendering fonts in a really weird and distracting way. I've had a similar crash before that also ...
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How do I reduce the font size on tabs in Chrome in Ubuntu?

The tabs in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 14.04) have a larger font than Firefox. See comparison in attached image. How do I reduce this size?
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font size in unity launcher became extremely small

Unity mail has an icon on the launcher that displays a counter with the total unread emails of the connected accounts. Suddenly the fonts of the numbers became so small that are unreadable. Same ...
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Change Default Font for a Specific Language

Is there any way to change the default font for a specific language like Persian/Farsi? I don't want to change the whole font system. I like Ubuntu Font very much but the Persian/Farsi version is very ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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Certain characters not rendering on Ubuntu title bar and Mozilla gmail and some other sites

I've noticed a weird problem on a new install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new build machine. It may be the same problem as this: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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14.10 font issue

Since I upgraded from 14,04 to 14,10 I am experiencing the following issue.. Pretty much everywhere the font is distorted. Also, when I type the characters sort of delay appearing on the screen, same ...
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Font displaying as squares in terminal preview

I have recently installed inconsolata and now when I go to preview the font it shows up as squares. Sorry, I dont have enough reputation points to display images directly. This is a preview form my ...
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Ubuntu and HTPC related questions?

I just built myself a 5th gen Intel nuc system to run Ubuntu(14.10) and Kodi. Right now the problem is I will be sitting at about 12 feet away from my tv screen, which is a recent-ish 32in 1080p Sony ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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How to add bold style to a font

I have a font that has only regular style, and as some programs don't show an option for bold when the font does not have that style (last Inkscape version, for example), I can't have emphasized text. ...
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How to get Calibri font to display nicely [duplicate]

I have Calibri installed because it's the default font for M$ Office and so many of my clients send me documents using this font. But it displays without anti-aliasing which is horrible. It's like ...
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Translucent menu bars and missing letters

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Toshiba Satellite. Everything seems to be working OK, but I'm having some graphics related issues. Occasionally in Unity, the menu bars of my apps will turn ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not support Windows TrueType(Symbol) fonts?

I've been trying to copy "Symbol.ttf" font from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu desktop. I know, I know, EULA probably does not allow me to do that, and I could browse the pages I need via my ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Font dependency on network

I have a PC running Xubuntu 14.04, and for development purposes am disabling/enabling the network (trying to build some robustness into an application). The thing is: the machine behaves strangely ...
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Why are the files downloaded while Installing MS Office fonts “exe”?

I installed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package to gain extra fonts for my system. Then I noticed that the files are "exe". Why's that? As much as I know, fonts aren't binaries. $ sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Steam font issue

I had recently installed a fresh copy of trusty and are going to use steam again. Installation was done easy, steam starts up fine but the result looks like steam is missing some fonts... I thought ...
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Parenteses in Liberation Sans font don't look the same at 10 points

I defined Libearation Mono as the default font for my Konsole (Kubuntu 14.04) at size 10. I thought it was just me as open and close parenteses () didn't look the same. I then used Kmag tool to ...