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

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I installed kde-plasma and now QT fonts look horrible

I installed KDE-Plasma to give it a try, and everything went in the wrong direction. I've a hidpi screen, and it looks like KDE or QT is having lots of issues in understanding how to render fonts. ...
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Kubuntu -> Chrome and Firefox Tab and bookmarks fonts are really tiny

How do you make them bigger? Things I did today. I had a monitor go black today, loaded nvidia management to correct this problem, also adjusted monitors via window management. Not sure if those ...
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Configure monospace fallback font

I am using Input font in yakuake. It is great but does contain nothing except common glyphs, like ASCII-part, cyrillic characters and some more. That means that symbols like ☢ (which I use to separate ...
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XTerm is seemingly ignoring .Xresources font size

I'm having some strange issues with regards to XTerm font sizes since the Xenial update. The actual content of the terminal (prompts, output, etc) appear excessively large, and I can't adjust them at ...
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Install font packages for all the language charsets

On a machine running Ubuntu server there is a script that generates pdf files with the website content. There was a problem that it was not showing the Chinese characters. After installing the ...
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Fonts and spacing seem to have changed after installation of a package

To get WindowBuilder in Eclipse to work I had to install some dependencies. One of them seems to have changed the font everywhere, even in the terminals. It somehow looks like KDE fonts. These are ...
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How to install multiple ttf fonts for system-wide usage?

I had "WinFonts" folder in home directory including many true type fonts (.ttf) which I would like to install to be applied for use widely across Ubuntu system and apps. I need help guiding me to make ...
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Font in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 and Oracle JDK 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 but when I launch IntelliJ IDEA the font is not ideal. How I can change the font?
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Why are Ubuntu Mono letters so small? [on hold]

I like Ubuntu Mono for coding, but one thing about the font puzzles me. Almost every editor I use it in, I have to set the size of Ubuntu Mono two points higher than other fonts to make the letters ...
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Why “Ubuntu light” font is rendered with normal width when set as interface font in gnome?

I'm trying to get sharp fonts on my hidpi screen of gnome Ubuntu 16.04. I can get results with "Sawasdee" font, but not with "Ubuntu Light" font which looks better to my taste. Any one knows how to ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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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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How to place desktop icon titles in the center?

After a recent update (2 days ago) the names of icons on the Desktop are not aligned correctly. I am using Arc theme with Paper icon set but this problem persists even with default theme and icon set. ...
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How do I change the font color on the login screen?

In ubuntu, I changed the login wallpaper but the color is so close to white which is also the color of the login user / guest login. Is there a way I can change the color of the font? I see posts ...
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HELP dash search screen fonts white and background transparent

I cannot see the text in launcher when windows are open behind, it is white and dash is not staying on top of everything. The text under each icon is white but this is a problem when window underneath ...
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Libreoffice Writer ttf font rendering when using i3

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and the font rendering in Writer works well in Unity. Howerver, when I switch to i3, the MS fonts are not smooth at some zoom levels (perhaps it is this problem resurfacing?). I ...
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How to make consolas hintslight?

i'm using infinality as my fontrendering as I really like it. And since it works best with hintfull, i'm using that :) most fonts works just fine and infinality is tuned to choose hintslight/full for ...
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What font ubuntu uses

I was wondering what is the default for Linux Ubuntu, I really like it, could any one let me know what font it is? Thanks in advance.
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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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How to make ttf-mscorefonts-installer package download fonts, after it says it installed?

When I install "Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts" (ttf-mscorefonts-installer) from the Software Center on 14.04, it gives a positive response--but after this I get a download error. It ...
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How to fix missing characters from font after awakening from suspend?

I find that often after awakening from suspend on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 (I have only found this issue on the latest version, though I have not tried with GNOME 3.18 on 16.04) that I get ...
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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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How to reset erroneous font in prompt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurrences of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D ...
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How to build infinality-ultimate?

I really want to use infinality-ultimate from bohoomil, since it's much superior to ubuntu font rendering in my eyes, and it seems ubuntu/canonical are not really fixing their bugs in theirs anymore (...
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Font Manager Fails in Ubuntu 16.04

The Font Manager application fails to initialize in Ubuntu 16.04. When I run Font Manager it starts to initialize saying "Querying installed files..." but quickly hangs. An Exit needs to use the ...
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Ubuntu, drivers, fonts and update

I am trying to make a minimal Ubuntu setup with my own window environment of choice. I have found this manifest file describing the packages included with Ubuntu: http://releases.ubuntu.com/xenial/...
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup and how can I change this behaviour?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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UI Font Size in Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Thunderbird Disregard System Settings

I don't know why but all 4 applications are not following the font size set in system settings. Any clues?
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How to view joint words of devnagari fonts?

What I am seeing is What I want to see is I am using Google input tools plugin in Chromium. Edits: 1. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 2. This problems persist on whole system. Not only in ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, I have 2 errors (permissions denied). tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; possible 5592 extra bytes at end ...
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KDE installation

Hi everyone i installed KDE and nothing changed so I tried sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop which told me this plasma-desktop is already the newest version (4:5.6.5-0ubuntu1~ubuntu16.04~ppa1)...
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Fonts in menu disappear like in the image attached

Using Ubuntu 16.04 in a Lenovo laptop. After a few minutes after I started to work after a suspension I got this behavior. How can I fix this ?
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Blurred font in chrome dev tools with HiDPI and system scaling

I have ubuntu 16.04 on dell laptop 14" FHD (1920x1080), core i5-6300HQ (video intel 530). Scaling for menu and windows = 1.38 In chrome developer tools (F12) I have the blurred font. When I click or ...
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No box characters after changing the default Grub font

I've been able to change the default font of Grub, by using grub-mkfont -s 16 -o /boot/grub/grubfont.pf2 font.tty and then adding the following line to /etc/default/grub: GRUB_FONT=/boot/grub/...
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Urdu Fonts not rendering Properly in chrome

Chrome in ubuntu is not rendering the urdu Fonts properly.It is showing gibberish characters not able to read. Especially on Facebook font is not working. Ahh after a long time im back. Still not ...
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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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Kubuntu 16.04 GTK fonts

I have a problem with changing fonts. Yesterday i have decided to change default KDE font to my favorite one. I've change it for KDE and GTK Style too. But after restart, new fonts applied only for QT....
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Unusual font on some sites (like Facebook)

Some of the fonts on popular web sites (like Facebook) have changed since I reinstalled 14.04 LTS. I'd only originally had it installed for about a week, and the fonts seemed normal. But since ...
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Wine font rendering difference

I run Evernote under wine on two Linux computers. They show different font appearances: Left: LMDE 64-bit (already dist-upgrade to Debian testing but keep LMDE adjustments) + MATE; Right: Ubuntu ...
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Segeo UI Font Problem

I want to know the actually steps to install Segoe UI font on ubuntu 13.04, I copied segoe*.ttf manually to "/usr/share/fonts" and "/usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts" and the used "fc-cache -f -v" ...
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What is the difference between target=“font” and target=“pattern” in fontconfig?

I am trying to understand why some of tests in my fonts.conf work with <match target="pattern"> (the default), another ones with <match target="font">, and not at all otherwise. For ...
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Font settings not working in Xfce keyboard layout panel plugin in 16.06

There is this bug: font cannot be changed in xfce4-xkb-plugin, the applet that displays keyboard layouts. In fact the font can be changed but is displayed much bigger. Can this be fixed somehow?
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Python plots won't display: “Font config error”

I am trying to plot some histograms with matplotlib.pyplot through the PyCharm IDE. Whenever I run my project, I get the same thing: Font config error: cannot load default config file and no ...
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Why can't java find my fonts?

Whenever I try to run any jar file via java -jar file.jar, I get an exception saying: Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: fontFile I just earlier today was having the same issue ...
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Fonts in Netbeans

I installed Netbeans and I noticed that the fonts that I had in my GUI on Windows is not the same and I cant find the font anywhere in the list of fonts. How can I get all the fonts into Netbeans
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Are .fon kind of fonts supported in ubuntu?

I had a problem with libre office (overlapping text with images) as mentioned in my previous question . So I copied Fonts from windows and placed it in /usr/share/fonts . Some fonts from windows are ...
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Conky does not use instructed font with “can't load Xft font” error

conky: can't load Xft font 'Ubuntu:size=8,weight:normal' is the error message which appears in the terminal. use_xft yes is present in the Conky config file. The Conky file can be found here
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How to install OTF fonts?

I know how to install TrueType fonts (by copying them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and doing sudo fc-cache -f) but what about OTF formats? I didn't find a suitable folder to copy them to.
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line-height problem when using ž character

If I write a line containgin ž in konsole or kwrite, the line height gets messed up. Is the default font broken, or is it the apps? Didn't know where to report the bug, so "ask ubuntu" sounded as a ...
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LibreOffice Calc: two documents with same font and size with different results

I created two documents (meant to be front and back of a brochure) with LibreOffice Calc. I used the same font and size (Droid Sans size 10) for both and they came out of the printer in very different ...