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

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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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VLC Player and VirtualBox font problem in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed VLC player and VirtualBox. Both of them have the similar character/font problem as you may see from the screen shots. I also tried to install and re-installing them via Software Center ...
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Urdu font problem in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing problem of urdu font. On some websites(such as bbcurdu) it appears correct and some places it do not (specifically facebook). I have tried to install font-nafees ...
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What files should I backup if I want to reinstall Xubuntu while keeping all desktop settings (e.g. system fonts, terminal fonts, etc) stay unchanged?

I am currently using Xubuntu and I would like to reinstall it for some reason. But I do not want to configure the desktop settings one more time, it would be quite time consuming. I know that for ...
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Is there a way to properly format an Ubuntu font?

I'm trying to distribute Ubuntu Mono Regular with a Media Player I'm developing: https://github.com/ki4jgt/SIMP It is my understanding that a font is defined like in line 27 uMono = ...
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Problem with font color in Libreoffice

i have a little problem with my libreoffice font colours, when i try to change the font colour. When i click on the icon to change the colours, the many icons that should be to select one colour or ...
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Wine / Crossover shows ugly fonts (not related to anti-aliasing)

This problem is hard to describe with words so I'll put here a picture. The left is MS Office 2010 running inside a VM (This is how it's supposed to look) The right is Office 2010 running with Wine ...
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config dual monitors with quite different resolution

I have two monitors at work. One is a Dell 27 inch with 4K resolution and the other one is a Dell 20 inch at 1680 x 1050. However, due to the resolution difference between these two monitors, the ...
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Urdu Language font in 14.10 [on hold]

Many web sites incorrectly render under the default urdu font. But the custom font used here displays very properly. So Is there any way I could use that custom font as default for all websites using ...
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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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set fallback font for default serif and sans-serif

Default sans-serif font which is used in system, doesn't have some characters from Middle-Eastern languages. So I want to set a fallback font to be used when some symbols are missing. AFAIK, it's ...
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How to change the title bar font color of the Radiance Theme (gtk-3.0)

There are a number of question/answers on changing the Ubuntu gtk-3.0 themes. I have changed the title bar color and added borders. However, I can't figure out how to successfully change the font ...
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Package 'ttf-mscorefonts-installer' has no installation candidate

I am having a Java based web application running in Amazon EC2 Ubuntu server. I use Jasper reports to generate some reports in PDF format. I built these reports using 'Jaspersoft Studio' Now, when I ...
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Using Telugu in Libre office writer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I have installed Lohit Telugu. I have added keyboard layout Telugu in keyboard app. But I am unable to type in Telugu in Libreoffice writer. I tried ctrl+space. I selected ...
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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IBus avro Bangla writing problem in libre office

I've properly installed iBus-avro and libre office on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but whenever I type words like 'সদস্য' or 'প্রিয়' it actually gets typed as 'সদস' and 'পরয়'. Any suggestions on how to fix this? ...
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Bangla font problem in blogger.com?

Could please anyone confirm me that the bangla fonts in any blogger site render correctly or incorrectly in their Ubuntu 14.04? Bangla fonts appear correctly in facebook.com and techtunes.com.bd ...
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What is the default set of fonts available to web browsers after installation

I don't have an install of Ubuntu but am hoping this community can answer a question for me — I am trying to build a CSS font stack that includes a font the majority of Ubuntu users will have ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...
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Bengali font problem in Blogger.com

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC. There is no apparent problem in Bengali font rendering in websites such as techtunes.com.bd and somewhereinblog.com but whenever I switch to my blog on ...
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How do unknown fonts get substituted?

Let's assume I have a foreign text document I open with a text editing tool that recognizes fonts (e.g. LibreOffice Writer). In this document, there might be some fonts used that are not available on ...
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Is there a way to adapt font and icon sizes to High Definition screen resolutions in Ubuntu-Studio XFCE?

I have a Dell XPS 13. I got it with windows 8 and it adapts the fonts and icons to the 3200x1800 screen resolution. Then I start my virtual Ubuntu Studio 14.04 machine and they look really small. How ...
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how to install arial font in ubuntu?

How to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu? I found many ways to install fonts in Ubuntu but I didn't find any proper way or method to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu.
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Font garbled for gtk3 applications (ubuntu 14.04.2)

At random times the font in most applications (gedit, terminal) I get a garbled font. See the screenshot. The original text was (which can be copied and pasted without problems): Connecting models ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 - fonts broken

I've a fresh install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2. Randomly it happens that font gets broken (becomes unreadable) in terminal and also in gedit. Please note that, if I select the broken text (for example ...
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Boot in failed. Shows Fontconfig error

After an unsuccessful upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04, I am not allowed to login as it shows a black screen with message beginning with Fontconfig error:"etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out ...
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Make a byobu window use a smaller font than the other byobu windows of the same session

I have a Byobu open in Ubuntu, with two "windows" (sort of tabs) inside. Is it possible to reduce the font size in the first, while leaving the second at standard font size? For instance, in a ...
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Underscore character in browser url bar doesn't work with custom font

I don't know if this is a ubuntu thing, but I am using (x)ubuntu, so this seems as good a place as any. I set my desktop default font as a stylized, downloaded font. The browser address bar doesn't ...
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How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
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UbuntuGNOME - fonts are weird mostly in browsers

Today I've installed UbuntuGNOME on my laptop and then I've noticed ugly fonts in my systems (it's hard to describe, but it did not look natural). I changed some font preferences in Gnome Tweak Tool ...
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Some letters are missing in the terminal. Why?

When the file path is displayed certain letters (like 'F') are missing in the path in terminal. It was corrected when the Use system fixed width font was unchecked in the profile preferences. Why does ...
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How to change subpixel layout from default RGB in Infinality?

I have Infinality patches installed, however fonts look not so good. Using subpixel layout detection page at lagom.nl I discovered that my monitor has BGR layout, but Infinality uses default RGB. How ...
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“Thick” system menu fonts in Ubuntu 14.04 after some updates

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything of the system menus was with medium font(Ubuntu). Thene some updates were installed and the font changed to another one. I've tried Unity Tweak Tool, ...
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how to fix the fonts in firefox

Almost any other popular website I browse to there is notably no difference in the way the fonts are rendered. For e.g. here is a screenshot of how firefox and google chrome displays stackoverflow... ...
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Broken fonts in Unity (they became thinner)

Today, my Ubuntu 14.04 froze after suspending, so I had to hard-reboot it. When it rebooted, the fonts in the system changed from: to: I hope you can see the difference. The latter are ...
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Problem in Wine with Kurdish fonts

when I install Wine on Ubuntu 15.04 I have a problem with my fonts. I have downloaded all Winetricks fonts, but this has not fixed my font problem. How can I remove all Wine fonts? Or how can I fix ...
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An Odd Gedit Font Problem

For some reason I can not change my font type or colour in Gedit. I tried going into preference, and choosing a colour scheme (the background changed only). I was unable to even change the font ...
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Font: installed font “proggy” produces bad quality character in terminal

I just installed the true type version of proggy fonts (listed below) to improve my terminal experience (differentiate between 1 and l, S and $, 0 and O), by placing downloaded and extracted font ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chrome Chinese font inconsistencies

Starting from the last several weeks, my Ubuntu 14.04's Chrome display of Chinese web sites has been experiencing the following inconsistencies: some characters appeared bolder than others, some other ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: Skype font, mouse and look bug

i recently installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer, I want have skype but this happend: (Mouse also changed (old ugly black kde mouse)). Any solution to fix this bug?
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/sbin/init disappeared?? <----->fontconfig symbol error

after more than 10 days of struggling with a bootup-message like Kernel panic !! Target file system does not have requested /sbin/init ... and from live-DVD in Terminal after mounting my ...
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How can I change to one of the many system installed fonts in KDE5 konsole?

I have KDE 5 installed and would like to install a patched font for powerline. I already ran the script to install the fonts into ~/.fonts but when editing the konsole profile, I see a very limited ...
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Font error in Evince

When I open a pdf file in Evince from a terminal: I/O Error: Cannot open '/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/tex-gyre/texgyrecursor-regular.otf' Syntax Error: failed to load ...
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How to get Apple Color Emojis to work on Ubuntu?

In order to get Emojis rendered on Ubuntu machines, one can simply install the ttf-ancient-fonts package. But these are not coloured and by far not as nice as the well-known Apple Color Emojis. How ...
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Smoother fonts in Chromium installed automagically

Yesterday evening observed that the Chromium fonts got smoother. I don't really know to explain it, but it feels just better. The bold text is a little bit bolder that it was in the past and other ...
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Ugly fonts in Clion on Ubuntu

I did this Ugly fonts in Java applications on Ubuntu but my CLion still looks very ugly: What can I do to fix this?
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Need to fix fonts which are too large to be able to use the GUI. 14.04

From the Unity sidebar I can open System Settings, Displays, Resolution. But the resolution is already set at 1920 x 1080 (the max allowed) and I also can't access the Apply button to apply any ...
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Character “w” in ubuntu terminal sudenly does not show

Suddenly I realized that on my Ubuntu terminal ( 14 LTS ) every instance of character "w" does not appear correctly. I've noticed that gedit behaves the same (shows a broken w), however "w" does not ...
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Some webpages the font looks like it was squished

For some reason the font looks like it was all squished to the sides. Here is an example of reddit (My resolution is 1920x1080) Using Nvidia Drivers 333.31 or something like that ...