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

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Where really is fonts.conf in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've read that ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated as of version 12.04. However, in my freshly installed Kubuntu 15.04 I see that there are: ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf And also ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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Set default font-size in terminal

I just got myself a new 27 inch monitor and it is great. I can view things at a distance. However, when I launch the terminal, I cannot read things at a distance. And I want to increase the default ...
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Fonts problem - <test></test> 12.04

I'm trying to install and run a program working on java (.jar files) and when I run it, I get this in terminal Blockquote david@latop:~/Desktop$ Fontconfig warning: ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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How do I restore my font sizes after using wine (800x600)?

After playing a full screen game in wine @800x600 I use xrandr to reset my monitor settings which are @ 1600x900 & 1440x900. When I do this, however my fonts become tiny. How do I keep my fonts ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Graphics and font problem in Ubuntu 14.04 with Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

My fonts, windows are often affected by graphic distorisions, bugs, sometimes disapear without any reasons. When I reboot it is generally solved. This is happening since I update my kernel and ...
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Cannot refigure/restore fontconfig - and therefore have squares where letters should be. HELP Please

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I did an update and an upgrade through the Terminal. Since then my fonts are, for want of a better description, wonky. Some places they show up as squares, some in ...
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Change Thai font in Gnome

I'm learning Thai language, so I added Thai keyboard in Gnome. After some months thai font appearance has changed, by itself, in every program (gedit, iceweasel, ecc..) and now letters are smaller, ...
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Saving a ppt to pdf but keeping the Ubuntu font

I am trying to save a ppt to pdf but the font on the pdf either gets changed out of Ubuntu or it doesn't get saved saying Ubuntu isn't available. How do I fix this?
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How to reinstall/restore fonts on ubuntu 14.04? Install completely unusable

I tried to install some fonts on Ubuntu and instead messed up rendering fonts on ubuntu altogether. Currently, all fonts in all apps (except for Chrome which I'm typing in now) render characters as ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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How can I make my shell prompt look like a cheeseburger?

I want my shell prompt to look like a cheeseburger! 🍔🍔🍔 It would be nice if it also displayed: username, hostname, and current directory.
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How do I correct a font that doesn't have a name?

I bought a font from myfonts.com, and installed it on my system by clicking on the .TTF file I received and in the dialog that came up there was a button that said "Install Font". Seemed to work, but ...
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Font Rendering Error

I only have this issue with google chrome, everything is displayed okay in firefox. As you can see in the picture, the string of characters is not displayed correctly. Please tell me how to fix it. ...
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Is there a downside to installing all google fonts in Ubuntu?

From the google fonts repo (github.com/google/fonts/) I installed all fonts by: git clone https://github.com/google/fonts/ cp `find fonts -name *ttf` ~/.fonts That worked and I can use all ...
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Can not change the look & feel( fonts & its size) of file explorer in ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Once I tried to selected desktop(GNome) from login screen to check out the UI but after that when I switched back to original Desktop(Ubuntu) now my file explorer look & feel is restored to ...
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Text and icons display improperly

My system does not show text and icons properly, see screen capture below for reference: I have tried both Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.10 with the issue persisting in both systems. What could be causing ...
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Fonts/images in Chrome being smoothed excessively

I just restarted Chrome and noticed this problem...various fonts and images (mostly text) are being anti-aliased wayyyy too much. If you look at the attached image, you'll see that the bookmark bar ...
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How To Install Multiple Fonts At Once From .zip Files?

Well I did search through AskUbuntu and found some threads where people are asking about how can they install multiple fonts at once? I know the process. I have to copy-paste all the fonts, .ttf/.otf ...
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How to change the font displayed on the Details pane of Software Updater during Installation?

How can you change the default font shown in the Details Pane of the Software Updater (update-manager) during the "Installing Updates..." process, when the terminal output is shown? I think the ...
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Clean or convert pdf documents

I have a pdf file (500 pages) with a lot of images ( black and white). However, the text is blurred and although it is readable, it's really a pain ( maybe hardcopy was scanned poorly, not sure on ...
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How to use Xfonts in terminal, Emacs

I just installed the xfonts-terminus package -- and now what? I'm using Gnome classic on 15.04 and this world seems to not allow the old xfonts in. Yes, I have a terminus true-type version in my ...
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Cannot configure tex-common after failed font installation

I tried to install some fonts for my university's corporal design, this failed. Afterwards I removed texlive completely and tried to install it anew (using apt-get), this is not possible since ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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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 ...