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

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Thunderbird font size varies with encoding in Content-Type header

I can't get Thunderbird 13.0.1 to use proper font sizes for message text. I have configured all font settings to use Ubuntu Mono 16, and set minimum font size to 16. Nevertheless, I get two different ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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How to replace the Ubuntu Font with other fonts for general text display? [duplicate]

How to replace the Ubuntu font with the Windows ClearType font, Mac OS X font or other fonts for general text display (given that you have the neccesary files)?
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How can I modify the small icon and title bar fonts in Unity?

As you can see in the screenshot, the fonts for the title bar (any window) and for the icons within the file browser (as well as in the navigation pane to the left) are very very small, I have tried ...
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How can I change font attributes for “Text Entry” in Glade

I'd like to change font attributes (size, style, family, colour) for Text Entry but I don't see any option for this in Glade. There's no problem with Label, but Label is not editable by user. I tried ...
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Changing the menu bar font

So, I'm already using Ubuntu Tweak to change the font of my UI. There's options for everything there except for the bold title in the menu bar. It's still set to (what I assume is) Ubuntu bold, and ...
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Why does my browser display all-white (blank) text after installing some fonts?

I installed a bunch of extra fonts for Ubuntu and now almost nothing involving fonts is displayed in my browser.
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Fonts in Google Earth look bad even after installing Microsoft Fonts

Google Earth fonts look bad, even after installing the Microsoft font package. I am using Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Make Ubuntu fonts sharper [duplicate]

In the last two months I'm trying to do a complete transition from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. There is something that is really missing. I really like the sharp and think fonts in windows (I'm not talking ...
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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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Skype 4.0 still looks like 2.2 beta

I've just installed skype 4.0 for my Ubuntu 12.4LTS and the font and setup of it still looks like the older ersion 2.2 beta. I've tryed reinstalling it, and rebooting my computer but it doesn't help. ...
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How to configure X11 to find a font as requested by a proprietary binary

Starting a proprietary binary I get the following error message: FATAL ERROR from X-windows: font not found: -*-*helvetica-bold-r-normal-*-11-*-*-*-*-*-*-* I'm not quite experienced in handling ...
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How to Install a new version of a font?

I have installed a font using Font Viewer, when a new version of the font showed up, I downloaded it, after hitting the "Install font", the button text changes to "Install failed". What to do?
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How to find what particular fonts are used for the system GTK theme in XUbuntu?

Some non-native applications (say IntelliJ Idea) use ugly fonts instead of those the whole system does. I'd like to configure them manually but I don't know what particular font (there are so many...) ...
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System-wide smoothing is off, but evince smooths anyway [closed]

I managed to turn of smoothing system-wide in ubuntu (see screenshot) including font in applications. However, evince (and other pdf readers) does not respect smoothing turned off and smooths text ...
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Installed entire font family, but only one appears

I recently installed an entire family of fonts (Gill Sans for those interested) on my computer. When I open up OpenOffice to use them, however, I saw that in the drop-down font menu I only get to see ...
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Are there regular Gujarati fonts for Ubuntu?

All the fonts supplied with Ubuntu Gujarati Language Support have fancy typfaces. The conventional typeface which is seen in all the newspapers is not supplied with Ubuntu. There is a third-party ...
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Firefox fonts gets garbled?

My firefox fonts gets garbled. I don't know why? please help. Look at the attached image !
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Monospace font too thin and spindly in Chrome

Could be related to this but I couldn't solve the problem with the fixes there. The issue is especially apparent on websites that use monospace font. For example: http://www.hastebin.com/gosiqosoti....
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Which character can work as “tick” (US “check-mark”) in documents under Ubuntu and Windows?

I need to use a character for "tick" in LibreOffice documents that will display OK in Ubuntu and Windows. Character 252 (or thereabout) in Wingdings works in Windows but obviously this character ...
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Font setting reset after restart in kubuntu 12.04

Hi I have a very annoying problem with kubuntu. Every time when I change the font, and after a restart or a root privilege is elevated the font is changed to default ubuntu 9. How to fix this annoying ...
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Monospace font is not mono spaced in eclipse, why?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and I see that when using eclipse for editing source code, the bold characters displayed with the Monospace font are actually thicker than the non-bold ones. Thus, ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04 stops recognize Helvetica and others fonts

Sunddely Firefox stops recognize TTF. All text assigned to special fonts as Helvetica is now presented with Arial or other plain font.. The last changes registered in log of updates was on 03 May. I ...
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Fonts suddenly look different and larger, Unity panel larger, notification bubbles smaller on account.

So, I have absolutely no idea how any of this happened. I first noticed that my Chromium font was different. I thought nothing of it. Then, a TON of odd things happened. All of my fonts looked very ...
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...
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Broken Fonts problem with Ubuntu 11.10

Upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04. With 11.10, I had broken fonts. I hoped to get rid of these broken fonts with 12.04 but problem has worsened. Any solution?
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Fonts are not properly displayed in X applications [closed]

Why my r is looking like r? Just look at the images
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Installed .pcf fonts not available

I'm trying to install the font from http://font.gohu.eu/ on 12.04. It recommends the pcf font but when I install it, I do not see it in any applications (gvim, gnome-terminal, gnome-tweak-tool). I ...
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How can I change the size of the Dash font?

I've just installed and configured Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine. I've changed all font sizes, with the myunity tool, and they're now all set to the Ubuntu font size 9. However, I can't find anywhere in ...
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install artwiz fonts in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install the artwiz fonts in ubuntu 12.04 and following this thread. But xfonts-artwiz2 package doesn't exist in 12.04. Also the thread is too old! I am trying to install the osnap ...
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KDE fonts not rendering bold in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with some KDE programs: kate and yakuake. Neither of these programs will render bold font. Instead, the font appears as "Regular". How can I fix this? The image below shows an ...
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Backup/Migrate all fonts from 11.10 to 12.04 (all locations)

I don't know whether this is correct, but I seem to recall that there are multiple places to store fonts, especially with true type stuff, and multiple ways to install them (some I double click, some ...
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Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine

Office fonts in wine look very different from what they look in Windows or LibreOffice. As can be seen from the attached screenshots, they look blurry in some sizes and aliased in other sizes. You ...
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What has changed in unicode font rendering since 11.04?

This is how a web page fragment shows on my old 11.04 system: and this is how the same fragment showed on 11.10 and shows on my current 12.04 system: Any idea what's wrong? Of course I have all ...
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How can I install Lucida Grande font using apt-get? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install fonts? I am looking for a package and repository from where I can install Lucida Grande font and eventually others.
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Error font render in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I have copied all font on Windows 7 into Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and it error to render like the picture I post below.
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Where is the font size selection tool that used to be in the appearance area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I need to resize the system fonts for the apps but I can't find it anymore, it used to be in Appearance but not anymore. Help
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What was the default font for Ubuntu 11.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my system.Everything is going fine.But I thing I got that it has different font by default.So I want to change it in Gedit and Terminal from this question.But I want ...
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How to configure Kubuntu fonts to look line ones used in Unity - Ubuntu 12.04?

Because Unity and Gnome3 where too buggy and unstable I switched to Kubuntu and now I do have a really good speed and, so far, stability. Still, the problem with Kuduntu, is the all the fonts are ...
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry for ...
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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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Why is Chinese text displaying strangely?

I just upgraded to 12.04 and should have pretty default settings, yet Chinese text is displaying inconsistently. In the example below, for instance, 九 and 山 (two out of three characters) look as ...
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How do I change the chat font in Skype 2.2.0.35?

Is there a way to change the font used by Skype for chat?
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Google Earth Font Problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix fonts in Google Earth 6? I installed Google Earth 64 bit in Ubuntu 12.04, and the fonts look ugly, no surprise there. I went through the process of installing ...
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Where's the default Farsi(Persian) font file?

There is a default font for each language in ubuntu, which is displayed in menus, captions, etc. As far as I'm concerned they're located in /usr/shared/fonts. My problem is that I can't find the ...
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gVIM has too much space between characters

I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts yesterday, and didn't change any system setting, but gvim can't get correct font display, there's too much space between character. Screeshot : http://i.imgur.com/rm9hF....
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How can I set and get the tty console font? [duplicate]

1.How can I set the font and size of the TTYs? The command: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup allows me to choose certain fonts/sizes that cannot be installed (an error message appears after the ...
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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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How to make Tamil fonts work in a chat client?

Please tell me how to enable Tamil fonts in Chat client. I already have the newest version of IBus in 11.10.
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How can I change global font colors in Ubuntu 12.04?

After the 12.04 upgrade, there's a problem with the contrast between the font color and the background color. I had the same problem when I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, and fixed it at that time, ...