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

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Fonts totally unreadable

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and my fonts are all just small rectangles with nothing in them. They are completely unreadable. EVEN THE FONTS IN THE TERMINAL. Thank god the fonts in my ...
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Why do I get the error message “Fcinit fatal vloopback not found” whenever I boot?

I get this message whenever I boot. It has something to do with the fontconfig/cache. Any ideas how to resolve it?
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How do you download a font and then install it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install fonts? to use for various stuff... thanks for the help.
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Fonts are too wide [closed]

Two days ago some fonts on my system become too widespaced, like this: See how big and widespaced the fonts on Clementine playlist are and how good they look on the appmenu (where my mouse pointer ...
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Some gui issues with netbook edition

I don't like the netbook interface released with 10.10, so i want to use the old interface (released with Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04). Here how it looks at the moment: The problem is, that this ...
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How do I get back the default Ubuntu fonts after installing wine?

I installed wine and now I notice a different font on facebook and a couple of other sites I use a lot. So, how do I get back the default Ubuntu fonts?
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How to get accurate and clear font display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make fonts look good? The setting I liked until now is subpixel + 0 hinting. Any better idead?
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Greek Letters rendered incorrectly in LibreOffice

Using an old archive that I have (with Maxwell's equations), the Greek letters display as squares. I tried to change something in the alphabet but even the fonts don't have any Greek letters (they ...
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How do I reinstall default fonts?

i have deleted the default fonts in Ubuntu Desktop 10.10. IE, arial, verdana, etc. Does anyone know how I can get them back?
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Italic text in Steam under Wine [closed]

Running steam using wine. Works perfectly except for a small error: All my text is italic for some reason. I'm using the latest wine release 1.3.12 and Ubuntu 10.10 Thought I'd try here first, ...
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Can I install some debs from Ubuntu on Debian Lenny or Squeeze to get nice font rendering? [closed]

I'm currently in font hell. I have both Debian Lenny and Ubuntu Lucid machines; the font rendering in Lucid is beautiful out of the box but Lenny is still ugly even after hours and hours of messing ...
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Is it possible to control horizontal letter spacing in Vim?

Is it possible to control horizontal letter spacing in Vim (Ubuntu)?
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Fonts DPI problem in Firefox and Open Office

I have changed fonts DPI from 96 to 85. Now the desktop really looks great but the problem is that Firefox and Open Office won't apply the new settings. They still use 96 DPI. Any suggestion? thx
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Chinese font with no smoothing got set as default after installing Chinese Languge Support (how to disable it?)

Before: After: I suspect this is the undesired font: EDIT: I think is this font: AR PL UMing TW. Is there a way of removing it or giving preference to another Chinese font?
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Where are Chrome preferences stored? (to force chrome uniformity in fonts)

I want to force Chrome fonts to be consistent on every site I visit. The Chrome preferences don't affect this at all. I found this link which states which webkit settings to edit to accomplish this, ...
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How to change font size in emacs?

I download emacs with 'sudo apt-get install emacs'. When I run emacs, I see emacs with too big fonts. I don't know why the default setup to have normal font size in emacs. How can I do that?
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How can I edit font metadata in the UDS (Universal Directory Service)?

I've renamed this to reflect what I've learned. The details below track the issue. ORIGINAL POST: I'm trying to install a set of OpenType Helvetica fonts. The font installation is failing because ...
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Not all TTF fonts visible from the (Sun) JDK

I wanted to use Monaco.ttf with IntelliJ. Unfortunately it doesn't show up. I also noticed that the Monaco font doesn't appear in the list of fonts got from awt: ...
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How do I make urxvt render xft fonts?

I wonder whether there's a way to make urxvt render xft fonts: URxvt.font: xft:Droid Sans Mono Slashed:pixelsize=9:Regular URxvt.boldFont: xft:Droid Sans Mono Slashed:pixelsize=9:Bold ...
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How can I enable font smoothing when I connect to a Windows server with Terminal Services Client?

When I fire up remote desktop on Windows and connect to my server (Windows Server 2008), the fonts look pretty smooth. I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday and when I use rdesktop to connect the ...
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Anti-aliasing changed after update (or something…)

The anti-aliasing of my system (of GTK?) has gone weird after I did one of two things - do a system update, and install gimp 2.7 beta. See images: Before: After: Before: After: Here's ...
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Configure fontconfig to ignore bitmaps in scalable fonts

I have the Microsoft C-Fonts installed, and they're wonderful. However, Calibri appears as a bitmap font in a lot of the sizes that it appears. How do I tell fontconfig to forbid Calibri (and ...
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Reverse rendering of Urdu fonts

I am working on a project that is based on Urdu language in Ubuntu platform. I'm using Python language and have almost achieved my task. The problem is that, the Urdu text is rendered in reverse ...
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Font rendering in Firefox is blurry

A picture is worth a thousand words... so does anyone know how to fix this font blurriness in Firefox? (You'll need to right-click the picture below go to View Image to view it full-size; it's too ...
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Change Login Window Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? Is there any way to change the appearance of the login window (specifically including the font hinting settings)? It would be ...
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I can't remove Lucida Grande from Ubuntu 10.10

I installed Lucida Grande but now I want to remove it. I checked usr/share/font folder but I still can't find the font. Any suggestion to remove the font? (I searched for the file: Lucida ...
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What's the default traditional Chinese font?

The only fonts that can render Chinese text are: WenQuanYi Micro Hei, WenQuanYi Micro Hei Mono, Droid Sans (I think is unicode), FreeSans (I think is unicode too). Changing Chinese text to Sans, ...
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How do I change fonts and adjust their size?

I've been finding fonts on the internet and installing them on my system. What's the easiest way to change my fonts? I would prefer an easy to use graphical way, but answers with command line ...
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Why won't Opera let me use the Ubuntu font?

This is driving me crazy. I'm using monochrome rendering for fonts and this causes a few problems in my browser so I wanted to make Ubuntu the standard sans-serif font. I changed it in the preferences ...
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Gujarat Fonts - Indic

Sir, I need to install Gujarat Fonts - INDIC. From where shell I get the concerned font file to install? I had previously Win XP and the fonts were installed but the same is not applicable for the ...
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How to install otf fonts?

I know how to install true-type fonts (by copy them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and do sudo fc-cache -f) but what about otf formats? I didn't find a suitable folder to copy them.
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How to change forecolor of Software Center descriptions?

Due to some change I did to the system which I cannot remember, the text in my Software Center is no longer visible (the description, version, etc of the software). It shows when I highlight on where ...
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How can I request that a font be added to the official repositories?

I think it would be beneficial to have the Cardo font included in Ubuntu's official repositories. Where can I make this kind of request?
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Type 1 fonts render poorly on-screen

Some Type 1 fonts, particularly URW Palladio L, look rather ugly when rendered on-screen in various programs. In particular, the letter height is inconsistent. See the body text below, rendered in ...
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How does one get the ttf-dejavu fonts to show up in xlsfonts for use in rxvt?

I installed the ttf-dejavu package and can use the fonts in gnome-terminal. However, I want to use them in rxvt, but they do not show up with xlsfonts and rxvt reports "can't load font" when I try to ...
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How to type Hindi in open office?

i m using ubuntu 10.10. please tell me how to type in hindi fonts in open office word. please help
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How to fix choppy fonts after using KDE System Settings?

I used KDE System Settings to configure my KDE appearance settings (I wanted to make KolourPaint look native), even though I use GNOME. I changed some font settings through it, and now all of my fonts ...
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Devanagari fonts displayed improperly in Chromium

I cant view Devanagari (Marathi/Hindi) fonts properly in: Chromium 7.0.531.0 (60146) Built on Ubuntu 9.04, running on Ubuntu 10.04 The same is at my home, running 10.04. Here are some screenshots: ...
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How to change font size which can't be picked from 'Font' setting

I installed Macbuntu for my Ubuntu 10.04. The theme is nice and cool. I want to change the font size to larger. I open the 'Appearance' preference, I find Macbuntu changed the font of system to ...
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Purisa font renders strange symbol instead of TM

I use the Purisa Medium font in various appearance settings, it's wonderful. However, whenever I type the characters T and M next to each other, they mysteriously change into a face-like character ...
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How to change the font in the terminal of server?

I'm running a 10.04 server at home. Is it possible to install the new Ubuntu font used in the 10.10 Desktop versions on my server and configure it so the console uses it when I hook up a monitor to it ...
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Why doesn't KDE see the bold version of Droid Sans Monospace, but GNOME does?

I'm trying to set all my terminals to use the Droid Sans Monospace font from the package ttf-droid. In GNOME, this works perfectly, but KDE's Konsole does not seem to see the bold version of the font. ...
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How to change the fallback font for missing languages?

The Arabic language in the new Ubuntu font is missing, so it has to fallback to the standard font, but the problem is that the standard font isn't good, and I want to replace it with Tahoma. Is there ...
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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: ...
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Is there a way to change the system font completely?

Is there a way to change the system font completely? I mean I want the font from login in screen until every application follow the change.
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the font of gnome suddenly became weird

I'm using ubuntu 10.04. The font of gnome became very weird when I surfed the Internet. I have used it for several months since the 10.04 is released. And I always install all the updates. It's the ...
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Font rendering (antialiasing) settings

The default X11 font rendering settings have changed considerably since Hardy: Karmic and Lucid render fonts very differently -- it seems that more subpixel hinting and antialiasing gets applied. Is ...
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Coloured fringing with Windows TrueType fonts

I've noticed that with some fonts show some fringing (that is coloured usually red/bluey lines) surrounding the text. Here's one example. A portion of my job is design and I'm finding it very hard ...
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How can I change the font size of KDE menus and dialogs…?

In Ubuntu I have installed the KDE app Konsole. I want to change the default font size of the KDE menus and dialogs, etc... to be larger. (I don't mean the font in the Konsole's terminal window.) How ...
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Fonts in message area too small to read in Thunderbird

I use Thunderbird as my email client. For some reason fonts in the message area are so small that they are unreadable. This includes the Thunderbird welcome screen font.