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

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Kubuntu - cannot change fonts and widget style under sudo after upgrade to 11.10

I have a problem with fonts, appearance of GTK and KDE-based applications and cursors in Kubuntu 11.10 after upgrade from 11.04. I want all of my applications, both GTK and KDE, under sudo and under ...
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How do I change the default Chinese font?

I've installed two Chinese fonts from the repos: UMing and UKai. I like better how UKai looks, but the default font picked by Ubuntu (when selecting a non-Chinese font) is UMing. For example, my ...
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Small caps plugin for GIMP

Is there a way to create small caps in GIMP? There was a reference to Freetext.org at GIMPTalk, but the plugin doesn't exist. I've installed Freetext on my computer, but don't know how to proceed to ...
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How to install xorg-x11-fonts

I need to install xorg-x11-fonts. I was searching in Google how to install them but couldn't really find anything. I need it for Ubuntu 11.04.
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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 to change fonts using gnome-tweak-tool? [closed]

As a non-techie type user, I've managed to find the "Advanced Settings" option in the "other" menu listing, which is good (sort of). In the past, I've routinely installed the windows fonts from my ...
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How to change the default font used in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I downloaded a font and I want it to be used instead of the Ubuntu default font in files & folders names & the web ...
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How to enable sub pixel hinting?

Fonts are displayed a little bit blurry on my TFT screen. I fixed this in previous Ubuntu releases by enabling sub pixel hinting in the font settings. But now I can't find any font settings dialog in ...
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google-earth font issue on installation

I've tried installing Google Earth on Oneric (11.10) following instructions here: To do list after installing ubuntu 11.10 (Scroll way down or search the page for "google earth") However with ...
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Different font rendering with other window manager

When I log into a session which uses the Blackbox window manager the fonts look different (read worse) compared to how they are rendered in Unity. Does anyone know if it is possible to achieve the ...
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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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Cannot change default fonts in Kubuntu

I've installed a clean Kubuntu (64bits) 11.10 with ATI propietary drivers (11.8) and everything runs smooth and clean, but I cannot change the fonts for applications, menus, captions, etc. I can ...
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Certain Symbols not printed by Evince (or lp) but OK with acroread

I am trying to print a PDF file that contains some symbols. It is shown perfectly on screen by both acroread and evince. However, printing through evince leads to square boxes around where the symbol ...
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How do I select the system fonts in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? Before 11.10 one could change the system default fonts in the Appearance settings changer, but now one can only change the ...
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Where are theme customizations in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the theme? I upgraded, and now I need to tweak my fonts for the Ambiance theme - and I can't find anyplace to do it - in fact, the whole preview dialog ...
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I can't seem to change the font rendering setting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? How do I change it from what seems to be no dithering and ultra-sharp fonts to a more smooth appearence, and from RGB to ...
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Why doesn't the Gnome Tweak Tool change the desktop fonts?

I've seen that the Gnome Tweak Tool is not having any effect on the desktop fonts. And the only way to do it is gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font 'Ubuntu 10' which I read here How to ...
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How to fix font rendering (no anti-aliasing) in Unity global menu and search?

Since I've upgraded my system to Ubuntu 11.10, Unity's global menu and search are having font rendering problems (no anti-aliasing, bad font sizes). No problem in sub-menus. The font rendering ...
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Themes, fonts - why can't u change it anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? Why is it not possible anymore the change the themes and fonts?
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Why does Google Chrome not show websites' correct fonts?

I just did a fresh install of 11.10, and installed Google Chrome. For many sites it does not display the correct font (it shows the fall-back font instead). Both Chromium and Firefox show fonts ...
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How to change desktop font and font size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? The desktop's font is too big. Also, I want to change the font. gnome-tweak-tool did not have the option for that.
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How can I change font color?

The default font color is gray and the contrast makes it hard to read. How can I keep the theme (Ambiance) but make the font dark? I knew how to do this prior to Ubuntu 11.10 but now I can't find ...
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How to change the default monospaced font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? In Oneiric Ocelot, the default monospaced font in "Ubuntu Mono" with size 13; I can see it from the gedit Preferences. In ...
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Blurry Fonts in XFCE

Since my system was laggy in Gnome 3 i switched to XFCE, but now all the titlebar and menu fonts are blurry but the fonts in chromium seem normal. The Nvidia config tell that my refresh rate is 75Hz ...
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Where have the font settings gone in 11.10/Oneiric Ocelot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? Since the shake-up of all the settings screens, how on earth does one edit their font settings? Particularly the ...
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How can I install ecofont?

ex.: on Ubuntu 11.04 - how can I install ecofont? http://www.ecofont.com/
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Any way of changing NetBeans application font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ugly fonts in Netbeans - How can i make it use the system font? I'm running Ubuntu and Netbeans 7.0.1 and default fonts look like ... Why, oh why it looks so hideous ...
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How to change font size of subtitles in totem movie player

font size of subtitles in totem movie player is too large for me. how to decrease the font-size, and can I configure the font type?
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Can I change the Linux console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) font to Ubuntu Mono?

Is there a way to set a specific TTF font to be used on the console? (I believe you might have to convert it to a bitmap font?) If it needs to be converted, what tools can I use to do the conversion? ...
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Horrible TK/Wish Fonts

This is how gitk - which is based on TK/wish - looks on my fresh 11.04 installation: Are there any better fonts that TK/wish can use by default?
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How can I change the system font sizes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? How do I change the font DPI settings? The default font sizes are much too large for me. In previous versions of Ubuntu, ...
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How do I install the Frutiger font?

Couldn't find it in Synaptic nor in help.ubuntu
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Why CharMap in Ubuntu for lydian not showing up the correct character set

Why CharMap in Ubuntu 11.04 for lydian not showing up the correct character set. I checked couple of different character sets(Javanese), its showing up the same boxed hexdecimal values.
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What's the default serif font in firefox?

I'm trying to come up with a solid font stack that incorporates fonts typically found on an ubuntu install. font-family=serif looks great, but for obvious reasons, this isn't appropriate for other ...
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Devanagari font problem - Vedic accents

I have installed all devanagri language support packages I can think of, and it works fine most of the time. But, it does not display vedic accents properly: For example, from here : अ॒ग्निः ...
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How do I change the font DPI settings?

I installed Oneiric on a clean system, and found that the font tab is gone from the Appearance settings. This is a problem, because by default the text in Ubuntu is too large. I changed the text from ...
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How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I was slightly annoyed to find no easy way to change the icons and fonts on the appearances window. Apparently, you have ...
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Found an error in font in Ubuntu, where and how should I report it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I am playing with Braille unicode characters and I just realised that DejaVuSans Mono and FreeMono(and maybe other fonts too) show character: ⡳ ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available

I'm trying to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server, but I get Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available, but is referred to by another package. Do I need ...
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Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than firefox on the same system?

Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than the font size in firefox when displaying exactly the same web page (for example, wikipedia) in the same Ubuntu 11.04 system? How can I make both use ...
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Rectangles instead of text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fonts totally unreadable I have this problem: I see rectangles in the places where should be text. This happens, for example in Code::Blocks in the build log tab, in the ...
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How to remove ttf-mscorefonts completely?

I tried remove the installer itself, but the fonts are still there..Is there away to COMPLETELY REMOVE the fonts?
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TTC fonts support [closed]

Can Ubuntu(or linux) properly support .ttc font format? I have copied from my Windows 7 partition to Ubuntu 10.04 some fonts, including entire Cambria family, but it seems like default Cambria ...
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Environment font size is too small

So I've chosen a font by System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Fonts And there I've adjusted all fonts to be of 14th size. And also checked "Use my KDE fonts..." in Gtk+ appearance. I've ...
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Installed font on Ubuntu, now Ubuntu Chrome, Firefox, all browsers etc… use that font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I installed a font and now Ubuntu is using it as the default font in web pages? I installed a font called "SegoeWP" it's made by Microsoft and used in their WP7 devices. ...
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Is there a graphical way of installing fonts in 11.10/Gnome 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install fonts? When testing 11.10, I wanted to install some fonts. However, it seems that I cannot simply double click a font file to install it. I've tried ...
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Install MS Truetype Fonts system-wide for all users

I would like to install the MS Truetype Fonts that come through the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer, so I did: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Accepting the license, the process ...
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I installed a font and now it is used as the default font in web pages [closed]

I installed a font called SegoeWP.ttf and now in every browser its the font for each page unless the page has a pre EMBEDDED font. It doesn't matter if the page has a stated font like: font:verdana; ...
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After overriding some fonts, Document Viewer and others are not showing some texts

After copying the fonts from my Windows XP system to the /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ folder, the Document Viewer (version 2.23.0) is no more showing some texts (as the summary of my pdf). The same ...
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How can I install Arial fonts to my Office within Wine?

I installed MS Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux, and the Arial font is italic, for some reason. Any hint on how to install it correctly? This two approaches I found in the internet have failed: To ...