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

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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.
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Fonts in terminal overlapping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are letters overlapping in the terminal? I'm having a problem with ubuntu where the characters are overlapping each other. How do i set it back to default?
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Font viewer for font collectors?

I have a huge font collection and would like to be able to view them in an efficient manner rather than opening a file one by one. What would be the best font viewer aside from fontypython, which ...
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Is there a good mono-spaced font for Devanagari script in the Terminal?

All the terminal fonts I have tried result in inaccurate rendering of the Devanagari sript (and/or Roman script) in the Terminal In the Devanagari script, a vowel binds itself to a preceding ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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Where can I get the 'Ubuntu Monospace' font?

Although there is supposed to be a monospace font in the family, the default package doesn't come with it. I tried getting ttf-ubuntu-monospace but there aren't any packages with that name. How/where ...
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Chromium fonts are buggy

In Ubuntu 10.10 I changed KDE applications fonts settings on «systemsettings» (I enabled anti-aliasing, I think this is the problem), and all fonts in Chromium Browser do not render as they would, ...
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How can I use bitmap fonts in gvim?

When doing actual work, I can't stand the scalable monospaced fonts that are available to me with the default install. How can I make gVim use the good old 6x13 x11 font?
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What is the difference between the ubuntu and ubuntu beta font? Is it worth using?

Is there a way to install the new Ubuntu font to be used throughout Ubuntu? What is the difference with the 3 fonts: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Title, and Ubuntu beta?
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Terminal font is buggy

After my fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10, I noticed that the terminal's font is smashed together and altogether awful-looking. Does anyone have a solution or workaround? I've been trying to find one ...
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Weird Symbols Google [closed]

So my homepage look weird I don't know why but since i start using ubuntu 10.10 the weird symbols appear any idea? http://i.stack.imgur.com/Wl8df.jpg
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Is my system fully upgraded? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I upgraded from 10.10 beta - am I now running the official (non development) version? I have this sinking feeling that my system isn't fully upgraded to the released ...
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Why is Ubuntu font being used in my browser when it's not even installed in my PC?

Please excuse my ignorance, I just find it weird. I am on my Win7 box. Also, only this site renders the font in my browser while design.canonical.com does not. I am pretty sure the latter uses Ubuntu ...
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What is the name of the new ubuntu font?

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and so much of my preferences are set as they where in 10.04. I haven't seen much difference in the fonts used by ubuntu, do they have a different name? Which is it?
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Is there a way to make text in the interface sharper like Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make fonts look good in Ubuntu? I noticed on every install of Ubuntu, the font is softer than on Windows. Is this a setting somewhere?
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Replace default local font

Could someone tell me how to replace system default localization font? I mean when it time to render my language I want to use specific font instead of the one Ubuntu choice for me. thz
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Reset gnome font configuration?

How do I reset the font settings - actual font and size - to their default? (I changed some values in System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts) This is particularly important with the new Ubuntu font ...
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How do I find out the name of the font used to display some specific text on the screen?

I want something that runs on my computer that somehow interrogates X and tells me exactly the font, not a guess.
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Which font formats can I use?

I've learned that I can put .ttf font files in ~/.fonts to use them on Ubuntu. Which other font formats can I use this way? I'm having trouble finding the right documentation.
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How do I install fonts?

Question says it all. I need them to be available in gimp.
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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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What fonts are absolutely required? [closed]

Is it possible, to wipe all fonts other than TrueType fonts? If so, how? What fonts are absolutely needed/necessary in a working X environment?
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How can I make fonts look like they do in Windows?

Fonts look bad and blurry in Ubuntu. When I compare a site in Ubuntu and Windows the Windows font look much more readable even after I import all of my Windows fonts. How can I change this?
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Blurry fonts after upgrading to 10.04

Recently I upgraded from 8.04 LTS to 10.04. The previous version had some problems regarding screen settings. X only recognised 1024x768 as resolution of my monitor, mainly because the monitor was not ...
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How can I fix my problems with fonts in Firefox?

Ever since I reinstalled Ubuntu a few hours ago, I've experienced major visual artifacts with smaller font sizes in Firefox. The fonts end up looking like this: Or even like this: This only ...