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

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Fonts are not embedded into a pdf?

I have created a pdf file using the pdflatex command but some fonts are not embedded into it. Please see the output of pdffonts. I have also checked "updmap --edit" to see whether the option ...
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What makes fonts in Ubuntu as sharp as fonts optimized by ClearType on Windows?

What program or configuration is responsible for making fonts sharp and clear?
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How to make all fonts available in Konsole/Yakuake?

At the moment I only have monospaced fonts and not all of them (I have the ubuntu monospaced font and it is not listed in the dialog). Update: I forgot to mention that I use Gnome 2.
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How do I change 'small' fonts?

I like to use rather small fonts, DejaVu Sans 8 @ 86 DPI, this suits me perfectly, however some apps seem to use even smaller fonts for certain elements, such as the notify bubbles where the headline ...
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I've just bought my first 23'' monitor. Which settings to tweak to fill myself comfortable with 1920x1080? [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my brand new computer with 23" 1920x1080 monitor. This is my first experience with such a large screen resolution. I don't know what settings should be changed but ...
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Chrome fonts not displaying properly after installing texlive

I installed texlive 2010 and ran fc-cache -fvs to update font cache. After that some fonts are not displaying properly in google chrome. In firefox it is working fine. What could be the problem?
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How to fix the fonts in Firefox?

It has only stated today after installing KDE's system settings and configuring it to make KDE apps look native . Firefox has started using a thinner font. so how do i make it use the default ...
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GTK Theme and icons fail to load [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? I don't know if it's a recent update that's done this or not, but in my last three logins, the GTK theme, icons and Ubuntu fonts don't load. ...
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Empathy doesn't obey system/theme/gnome-appearence font settings

I actually had this problem since at least 10.04. Empathy ignores gnome-appearance-properties, and settings in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf It's not just a matter of font size, but also it renders Unicode ...
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How do I use the console fonts in normal applications?

The fonts available for use in the console can be found in /usr/share/consolefonts/, in files with the extension .psf.gz. Fontforge doesn't seem to know about them. I can convert them bdf format using ...
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Could not install ubuntu-private-fonts

I have signed up for trying out and testing ubuntu beta monospace fonts. When I tried installing that I get the following information and I have not been able to install the font I actually wanted. ...
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Is there a way to query fonts that support a particular Unicode range?

I would like to find out which fonts actually have glyphs in a particular Unicode range (such as Cyrillic, Armenian, Georgian etc). I am familiar with Character Map and Font Matrix programs, but there ...
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Some applications use “archaic” character instead of modern Japanese one

I just installed Natty from scratch with default options and English UI. I did not change any font settings. I happen to also read Japanese, it mostly displays fine but the 社 character (meaning ...
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Is it possible to change Unity Panel fonts or font size?

Is it possible to change the font or at least the font size of text in Unity's indicator panel (for things like the clock and system indicator monitor) without changing Application Font size from the ...
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How do I set a Smoothing to grayscale in fonts.conf?

In gnome-appearance-properties one can choose between none, grayscale and sub-pixel in the font Smoothing category. In fonts.conf one can have e.g.<match target="font" > <edit mode="assign" ...
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How do I set font properties on a font-by-font basis? [closed]

I have edited my fonts.conf so that different fonts get hinted and smoothed differently. Firefox respects this but GTK applications seem to only be governed by gnome-appearance-properties (apart from ...
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Why is full-hinting for fonts not on by default?

I'm running 10.04 which uses libfreetype6 version 2.3 and which is not able to do proper hinting of certain fonts. However, if I understand correctly, later versions are capable of hinting fonts ...
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Why are my fonts bold?

Sorry for the large screenshot, but I wanted to include everything that's here: Why are my fonts bold in both Chromium and Firefox? (I have not modified any font settings in Chromium or Firefox; ...
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How can I specify a more appropriate font substitution?

A particular PDF I have uses a non-embedded font named "TimesNRMT" that is not installed on my system. Instead of substituting the font with a similar one such as Times New Roman, Document Viewer is ...
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How do I display Japanese characters with default fonts? [closed]

In a fresh install of 11.04 Natty, Japanese characters (Kanji, some Kana) were still not displaying correctly in URLs and after I followed the instructions for installing Japanese language support. ...
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Why isn't LMRoman17 font available in libreoffice?

LMRoman17 is installed by default in Ubuntu. The font file is lmr17.pfb. I can use this font in the gimp, but not libreoffice writer. The strange thing is that LMRoman10 (lmr10.pfb) IS available in ...
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How to fix fonts in Google Earth 6?

I downloaded and installed Google Earth 6 64-bit from its website. And then like many users, I also encountered the ugly fonts on starting the app. I've tried installing lsb-core and ...
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Ugly font after KDE installation

You all know the nice default font that come with Ubuntu, right? I just wanted to play a little bit with Kubuntu and installed the meta package kubuntu-desktop Everything was fine, however the ...
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Custom DPI settings in KDE

How can I set a custom value for font DPI in KDE? The only options available in KDE are 96 and 120 DPI values. My Screen resolution is 1920*1080, so I would like to keep the DPI at a value higher ...
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Missing Math Symbols in LibreOffice/OpenOffice [closed]

I've had this problem for about six months, but I haven't been able to find a solution. When viewing documents with writer or presentation containing math symbols/fonts, some of the symbols are ...
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Dual screen different font resolution

I am using ubuntu natty and a dual screen set up with my laptop screen 1280x800 and an external monitor with hdmi connection 1920x1080 both at 60hz refresh rate. Fonts on the external screen are ...
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What is changed in fonts configuration from 10.10 to 11.04?

I'm not able to obtain sharp (acceptable) fonts, specially in Firefox, in Natty. In Maverick I've to delete /etc/fonts/conf.d/10- files and set 'hinting full' in gnome-appearance-properties. This ...
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Colour font installation (emoji) in Maverick Meerkat

I've tried to install this Apple Emoji TTF font but even the Font Viewer doesn't render them correctly. Does anyone have an idea about whether this kind of font is supported in 10.10/Gnome 2.32 ?
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LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts

I don't have these fonts: times new roman, arial and calibri..., like in microsoft office? What can I do?
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How to change font size and/or screen resolution in Virtual Terminals TTYs 1-6…?

The default font size in the non-X terminals is too small for me. How can I changed it permanently ? I've ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup in TTY 1, but seems to only effect the ...
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Fonts showing missing segments

I've got a new ubuntu installation which is working 99% ok, except for one small problem with the fonts being displayed. For sufficiently small fonts, pieces are missing. As an example, here is a ...
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How can I configure default fonts by unicode blocks or single codepoints? [closed]

I have the following vexing problem I've been trying to solve for weeks now, to no avail so far. *WARNING overly long question---in short: * what I need, in essence, is a system-wide way to exactly ...
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How do you change the font color in the Unity panel?

With my current (and favorite) theme the Unity panel is black text on a black background. Is there a way to set the font color in Unity or the theme somehow?
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How Can I Get Urdu Fonts?

How can I use Urdu fonts in Ubuntu?
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What would make a font available for desktop options, but not in an app like LibreOffice?

I've installed the TrueType version of the Lucida Grande font from my Mac. It seems to show up fine when setting desktop options for screen, system, document, menu, titlebar, etc. However, it will ...
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Are x11 bitmapped fonts necessary?

Are the x11 100 and 75 dpi fonts absolutely necessary? If Ubuntu has TrueType support, (as well as OpenType) why do I need all those bit-mapped fonts hanging around? Can I delete them? (and/or ...
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Barcode font doesn't render properly [closed]

I use a barcode font that came with my POS software for printing labels and price tags. I have a database set up in LibreOffice that prints a report with the barcodes. However, not all of the glyphs ...
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Ugly fonts in Netbeans - How can i make it use the system font?

I'm having problems getting the Netbeans font to look nice, this has been a problem ever since I tried Ubuntu ~8. For some reason fonts look like they're not getting subpixel smoothing in Netbeans ...
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Is it possible to change how Update Manager displays the updates?

Is it possible to change the way how Update Manager displays the updates currently available? Currently (in Maverick 10.10) the packages are shown with their description in a larger font, and their ...
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Some Fonts don't appear in LibreOffice

I installed some fonts (mingliu.ttc) by putting them in ~/.fonts/ The font is visible in other applications (such as Abiword & Firefox). But it does not appear in the font menu of LibreOffice. ...
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Font corruption on a netbook

Lately I'm getting really weird font issues. I'm not sure what to make of it. Here's a picture.
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I installed a font that I don't like, and now I can't find it. How do I either find and delete this font of reset my fonts to the default ones

I installed a font called Caribbean Island for some web development, but decided that I didn't like it. I later found out that Chromium was replacing the fonts on some webpages (such as all gawker ...
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Why does the “monospace” font look great in Terminal and gedit, and terrible in IntelliJ IDEA?

Why does the "monospace" font look great in Terminal and gedit, and terrible in IntelliJ IDEA? IDEA uses Java's Swing library, and I understand it might be an issue with this. Is there a known fix?
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Font style changed suddenly - what's wrong?

/* to see the screenshots clearly please hit 'ctrl' and '+' */ After installing Kubuntu 10.10 the look and feel was awesome. The fonts looked beautiful. But after having a reboot the font style ...
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How to use the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I have the package installed. Now I want to use it to install the ms ttfonts, as stated in the description: "This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the ...
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Weird font hinting in Firefox 4

I know this a recurrent topic but I just can't find a decent solution--although I found one for Chrome. Just take look at the following screenshots: Chrome 9 Firefox 4 See the slight ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
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How do I enable font anti-aliasing in Wine?

Fonts in some Wine applications (Word 2007 for example) are heavily aliased. How do I turn on anti aliasing for Wine applications?
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Uppercase 'P' appearing as a block [closed]

I've had this problem intermittently for a while. It seems to occur after the endless Ubuntu updates, then I fix it. Then it comes back again. Recently it effected several characters, now (as of last ...
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What packages do I need to compile .tex documents using XeLaTeX?

I'm aware of the existence of similar threads on this forum. But any of replies mach to my problem. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and I hadn't problems with fonts till I've decided to use XeLaTeX instead of ...