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

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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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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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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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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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/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 do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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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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Missing fonts in Xvfb

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit as a guest under VMplayer running on my Win7 host. After Ubuntu installs, I launch and open a terminal. I then enter the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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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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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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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display, nvidia graphics

I tried the @Golboth solution in this thread. Worked sometimes, it has an intermittent behavior, sometimes work, most of times doesn't work. Installed Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu detects the Graphics : ...
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Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

What are the steps you need to adapt Ubuntu on a fresh installed Laptop with a high resolution display? I have a display with 3200x1600px on only 11'' which is all realy tiny.
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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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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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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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 ...
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OpenJDK-8/Oracle JDK 8 Font Patches for Ubuntu

Is there a patched version of OpenJDK-8 or Oracle JDK 8 for Ubuntu 14.10 which fixes ugly fonts in Java Applications (Jetbrains products, Netbeans etc.)? I had previously installed a patched version ...
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Ugly/Non Anti-Aliased fonts in Java-Swing Applications

I've recently switched to Ubuntu and I've installed Oracle's Java JDK 8u45 (32 bit) using the webupd8team/java repository. Everything seems to be working fine except that the Java-Swing applications ...
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What do I miss installing tamsyn fonts?

I'm trying to install these fonts Tamsyn fonts on my Ubuntu 15.04. As my user, created ~/.fonts and copied *.pcf files over it. Now running fc-cache -f -v Fonts are still not visible from apps or ...
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How to set crisp fonts in new KDE?

Just updated my Kubuntu to a new version with new KDE. But looks like my fonts are getting bad look because of too much blurred fonts. I tried to play with antialiasing levels in Fonts options but ...
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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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Ubuntu Server disrgards console-setup when rebooting in VirtualBox

I found this weird behavior. In VirtualBox, Ubuntu Server 12.04 uses this font: I find that hard to read. Now I can run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup fine, and set the font to Fixed, then it looks ...
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Inkscape to PDF Font issue when saving/Exporting to PDF

I am exporting an Inkscape vector graphic (.SVG) to the PDF format required by the digital printers but one of the fonts used (namely Futura BdCn BT) is not formatting correctly in the exported PDF ...
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How to delete fonts in ubuntu

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 ...
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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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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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text distortion on ubuntu after resuming from suspend

any suggestions? as the photo shows the font in certain applications on UI is partial or missing totally. I have experienced this on at least 2 different versions of ubuntu 14.04 (as I remember) and ...
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Is the font WC3 friendly and what does it default to in a browser?

Is the ubuntu font WC3 friendly (regulations) and what does it default to in a browser should the viewer browser not be complaint ?
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Change font color while in invert mode in Evince pdf reader

Greeting! I am looking for a step by step approach to change font color in evince while it is in invert mode by pressing ctrl + i in Ubuntu 14.04. I want the font color to be green #00EE00 hex. When ...
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Stable Release 14.04, garbled text

I have some strange font issues with my laptop while running 14.04. I'm running an XPS 13, with an extremely high resolution, and I have some strange garbled text issues. I don't seem to have this ...
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Problem installing Microsoft font

When I tried to install Microsoft fonts from my ubuntu software center, it says it installed okay. But when I open writer there is no microsoft font appear in font list. I reinstall it but it's not ...
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Windows-like fonts in Ubuntu

I'm pretty familiar with Ubuntu and Linux in general. I use Ubuntu at work for software development. What always bothers me about Ubuntu is the fonts - I really like the crisp fonts used all over ...
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Need to manually change scaling when remote desktop connecting to high resolution display

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine with a 27" QHD monitor. Under Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display, I have set "Change the size of all items" to medium (recommended) so I can ...
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Data files for some packages could not be downloaded - font instalation

After updating to Ubuntu 14.04, I installed Ubuntu restricted extras and then the Software Center crashed during the installation so I had to terminate the window. I removed and re-installed it and ...
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...