Questions related to the management, installation and removal of 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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Not able to change font for firefox 31.0

I am currently using ubuntu 12.04 and firefox 31.0. I have installed fonts from windows on my ubuntu & they are installed properly. In firefox, I am using Edit-> Preferences to change the font ...
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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 can i set antialias for each font size?

I tried to set font antialias settings with gnome-tweak-tool. Now I need to set font antialias for the font size less than 14, and unset for others. How can do it?
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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 ...
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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Dash not rendering fonts for icon descriptions

This is the problem that I am having. Note: fonts render fine on everything else. Web, typing, etc.
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unable to remove otf font [duplicate]

I'm running 14.04, and today I installed Helvetica Condensed as an .otf file. To my surprise, Twitter and Facebook now default to Helvetica. Installed Font Manager to remove the font, and I can't find ...
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Scale for menus and title bars behavior

I have Asus Zenbbok with display resolution 2560 x 1440. I use scale for menus and title bars feature of Unity and I figured that 1.75 scale factor is optimal for me. But there is one problem, on ...
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer folder empty [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I donwloaded the mscorefonts installer, in order to use Arial and Arial bold fonts, and accepted the EULA agreement. But I can't use the fonts, and when I got into ...
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Font display: single letter corrupted (temporarily)

Certain letters (but not always the same) are (temporarily) corrupted (see below, in Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1--not sure whether in other programmes), but usually 'fixed' with selecting the letter, or ...
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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How can I increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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How do I fix fonts not rendering and missing letters?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. It appears that letters are missing from files and folders, as well as menus and configuration windows. I'm not sure where to start in order ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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How to uninstall a TrueType font? [duplicate]

I have installed a font, and now I wish to remove it, but I am not sure exactly how. I installed it by opening the .TTF file and clicking the "Install" button. But there is no uninstall button, and no ...
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How to reinstall all fonts in Ubuntu after they are all removed?

I have deleted all fonts in my fonts folder (accidentaly) and I have white squares which replace all fonts in Ubuntu. Have you got an idea to reinstall all defaults fonts ? Thanks.
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fontconfig error

After every installation of any package I end up with an error with fontconfig. I tried to install one more thing so I could show you what appears: Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... ...
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Really annoying big font in VMWare Fusion 7

I don't know where I was supposed to ask this question. I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 and MAC OS 10.10.2. And I don't know why but it doesn't look good: For example on google ...