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

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Opentype features in Libreoffice

Is it possible to use Opentype's features like ligatures in Libreoffice? if yes, how? Because as far as I know, in Ubuntu and Linux in general, these features are available only for graphite(aka ...
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How can I get non-English characters to render on Flash?

On Flash, I've noticed that Kana and other language's scripts are not rendering properly and replacing themselves with boxes. I have the correct fonts installed and the scripts render well and are ...
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Bold font in user interface of LibreOffice

I just had a new installation of LibreOffice from apt-get and it seems that all the fonts in the user interface (text in menus, text in dialogs etc...) appears to be bold. It creates an ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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Disabling the anti-aliasing for a specific font with user's fonts.conf

Purpose: I am trying to disable anti-aliasing via ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf for a specific font, but so far without success. If my understanding is correct, then the cause is, that the system ...
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Is there an easier way to add CJK support to Kile?

I am new to Kile and LaTeX and have already installed Kile and TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04-LTS(64bits). I feel like adding Chinese support following procedure provided by this website using CJK: ...
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How to outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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Problem with font in Skype

Has anybody experienced problems like the below in Skype: The font of the time is broken. I have googled all day and found nothing similar to it. All other font in Skype is okay except the time. ...
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Font rendering - infinality patches

There is a PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches Infinality оn freetype and cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates are done only ...
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Kubuntu with splotchy fonts in gtk apps

In Kubuntu I occasionally get splotchy fonts in gtk applications. Splotchy-ness can range from slightly annoying to completely unreadable. As far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in gtk apps. ...
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Using fonts with older apps (ctwm, ical), and finding more fonts to use

I am using various old/legacy tools, such as ctwm and ical, which appear to prefer the fonts -- specifically, the font names -- returned by xlsfonts, instead of fc-list. That is, if I specify a font ...
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Is it possible to adjust the lfHeight and lfWidth of Arial in Wine?

I have a text scaling problem for the Arial true type font in Wine 1.5.17. I have narrowed it down to the values lfHeight and lfWidth returned by EnumFonts. I'm getting lfHeight = 100 and lfWidth = ...
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How to use custom fonts for a Wine application?

My windows application needs specialized fonts. The fonts ship with the application so I don't need to download any extra fonts. When I installed the application it automatically installed the fonts ...
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Helvetica Neue font defaults to medium instead of regular

I've installed the set of Helvetica Neue truetype fonts in my ~/.fonts directory, and they all show up correctly with fc-list. However, if an application selects the standard font, it's returning the ...
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Bad Bengali font?

I just installed Precise in my native language (Bengali). I'd post an image, but apparently new users can't post images on this forum. The Bengali font is oddly small and difficult to read. I don't ...
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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Ubuntu fonts are wrong after installing Wine and MS “corefonts”

I installed Wine as well as the "MS corefonts" add-on. The fonts inside my Windows apps are okay, but the fonts in Ubuntu are wrong -- both the monospace font used in forms like the one this post is ...
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tint2: Fontconfig error

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am attempting to configure tint2, I got it installed and ready to go, but when I go to the terminal and start it up by typing tint2 I get this: real ...
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Fontconfig error

I downloaded the Linux version of Portal from Synapse Wireless and it came in a .dep package. So I thought it should be easy to install and run. well, it was easy to install but when i try to launch ...
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Could not init font path element /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType, removing from list!

I am trying to install xvfb on my ubuntu server(without desktop) in order to run a selenium test case. I followed this tutorial but while running the below code it showed me error like: ...
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How to fix overlapping text on some pages while using Chrome?

Similar to this question: Why is the font spacing on some websites broken? I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Google Chrome and I'm experiencing an issue where some webpages have overlapping text. The text ...
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Cannot change terminal font using dpkg-reconfigure

I am a brand new Unbuntu Server User. I am trying to change the default console font. Each time I run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, I keep getting x: not found message for console setup. I have ...
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Text only is distorted in Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel graphics

Letters occasionally display distorted in browsers, file managers, terminals, etc. Images are unaffected. I have an Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU with integrated graphics, and an SSD. I should also ...
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources disables gtk anti-aliasing

When booting into xmonad, gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xresources (it fails to parse the variable names as colors and thus everything ...
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After the upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 I have problems with characters rendering in a weird way

Since the upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 some characters in a text render in a weird way. As if pixels in the characters are missing. It seems to be random. Sometimes it's in the terminal, another time ...
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urxvt font smoothing not as good as konsole

I have been playing with urxvt lately and find the font-rendering not very satisfying: The result from konsole: You can see konsole renders it much sharper and clearer. Here is my .Xdefaults: ...
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UI font has rendering glitches in GNOME Shell

I don't really know how to describe this problem in English. A picture can say more words - look at the tabs at the top of the linked image. The current font settings are shown as well. I don't ...
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How to install Artwiz Lime?

I am new to Linux and i want to install a font called: lime. Can anyone explain me how to do that? :( I see that they arent in the repos anymore. install artwiz fonts in ubuntu 12.04 Only explain how ...
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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when I try installing ubuntu 13.04, all the text is in rectangles

I burned the Iso to disk following all instructions on how to burn and install Ubuntu onto my laptop, so I booted up to install and I get to the dark purple screen and it stays there for a bit then ...
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Text is too small in Counter-Strike:Source (steam)

The text in CS:S is far too small, it looks like its using the wrong font or something. Is there a way to fix this?
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Ubuntu terminal not displaying unicode properly

I'm on 13.04 32-bit version. I'm working on this regEx library with unicode features. The problem is when there is unicode characters to display in the terminal it doesn't display in the proper ...
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New Fonts breaking Wine

I'm running Photoshop CS2 in Wine because, well I'm not a fan of the gimp sorry. It's been perfectly stable up until today when I installed a couple of new fonts and now it is running out of memory ...
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Why accents in FreeSans Capital letters don't print?

Steps to reproduce the problem: Open a new document with LibreOffice Writer Write the following: Liberation Sans MÉRIDA Mérida Free Sans MÉRIDA Mérida Select the first three lines and set the ...
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Font alias for remote X server connection

I am connecting to remote server to launch an X application (qmon). After I type ssh myserver -X and launch the application, I get the following error: Warning: Cannot convert string ...
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Qt5 font rendering in Ubuntu 13.04

My fonts in general within QtCreator inside Ubuntu 13.04 looks 'ugly' when compared to how they looked in 12.10. 12.10 still used Qt4, so did something regarding the font rendering in Qt5 and the ...
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Font corruption in Firefox

Characters are periodically not displayed correctly on some websites in Firefox. An example is http://askubuntu.com/questions/ask where the 'w' in the title "How to Format" gets displayed as an ...
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Hodgepodge Font Problem

I did something wrong and I don't what's that, but it has caused hodgepodge fonts. In some websites such as blogger dynamic views, the problem occurs. Please see the link. How can I fix this ?
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How Does Fontconfig Deactive a Font?

Does anyone know what system or user settings Fontconfig changes when it deactivates fonts on your system?
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How can I change panel font color to white and change background on Ubuntu 12.10 (unity)?

I've been looking for this on 12.10 version, but I just found for 11.10 tutorials. I use radiance theme, and used Ubuntu-tweak to make the panel less opacity, but the font is black and now its kind ...
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Fix Fonts in Chrome?

After installing and removing Kubuntu, some of the fonts in Chrome are showing up as times new roman instead of Ubuntu font. Is there any way to reset the fonts in Ubuntu and Chrome? I want to use the ...
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Can Evolution always use the same font/colour when starting a new email?

When I start to write a new email, using Evolution, I must manually change the font I want to use and its colour. Is there a way to set the default text format ?
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Block certain fonts from certain programs?

I often vary my fonts when creating documents, and find it difficult to find the ones I often use in the drop-down menus due to the large amounts of foreign scripts, etc, that are automatically in ...
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How do I fix Google Earth 6.2.2 theme and fonts in 12.04?

Here is the problem. I would like to know how to get Google Earth using better fonts with anti-aliasing for English and Japanese. Don't know what these fonts are but they are hideous and completely ...
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Harf Buzz was implemented?

One of the new features of Gnome 3.6 is the new font render motor HarfBuzz what improve the font quality, HarfBuzz is included with Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity? That is all
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How does Ubuntu achieve RGB subpixel rendering for Mono applications?

Distributions in the *Ubuntu ecosystem support proper RGB subpixel rendering in Mono based applications (e.g. Banshee) by default, i.e. out of the box without any additional configuration ...
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oki microline 320 turbo, printing from command line (lpr -P ML320-1TURBO) produces unreadable font

I have to use the oki microline 320 turbo dot matrix printer for many customers. It installs perfectly via the USB cable and selects the foomatic/okiibm driver and foomatic-rip filter. When ...
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Is it possible to move font blocks in OpenType fonts?

I've received a font and it has all the Cyrillic letters in Latin-1 block, thus replacing phonetic characters. So I have to type "òåñò" to get "тест". Can it be fixed?
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Is there any possible way to copy the font-settings that I had when I used Gnome, and use them on Awesome WM?

I've just switched from Gnome to Awesome WM and my font settings disappeared (except the settings from .Xresource, but most of the programs don't use it anyway). Is there any possible way to copy the ...