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

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Font rendering problems with QT applications in Xubuntu

I'm currently using Xubuntu 14.04 but the same problem is present in 13.10 and 13.04, and maybe in previous versions. I always install truetype fonts and remove the anti-alias. In all the GTK ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 System->Appearance->Fonts not effective

Problem: The other day, I logged in to my work laptop to find the default fonts had gotten larger, meaning names of apps on the Whisker menu didn't fit, desktop icon names were truncated, the system ...
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Changing font on Ubuntu 14.04 using unity-tweak-tool causes session to logout

I've downloaded the Roboto font using typecatcher. I've installed unity-tweak-tool and when I change the default font (or only its size) my session is logged out. I'm using 14.04 LTS in a Dell ...
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Render webpages in Ubuntu font

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I love the default font in this OS. Is there any way to make my Chrome webpages load in that same font? I tried setting the font to 'Ubuntu' in the ...
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Fallback icon strategy freetype2

I used Awesome-Terminal-Fonts (the patched ones). I then installed FontAwesome to use with i3bar. The icons are rendered properly in the bar but my terminal fails to show the icons. The icons are ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: blurry texts and images

I'm all new to Linux systems environment, therefore as Ubuntu itself — I'm using the 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" version —, and I've already searched a lot on the internet, in this, and several ...
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How to fix Intermittent Corrupted Display of Text in Console and Elsewhere

For unknown reasons, a little while ago my computer began to display slightly corrupted text in the console. The font is just barely able to read, like random bits of the characters got switched ...
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Change style LibreOffice Calc

The problem is rather easy to explain: how to change the font size/color/boldness of the row/column numbering in a LibreOffice Calc document on Ubuntu 15.10 (LO version is the default 5.0.5.2)? Is it ...
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Make Roboto the default font

How can I change the default font in both Gnome and Terminal to Roboto without installing any additional software? I'm using gnome-terminal.
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Unicode Emoji Fitzpatrick Modifiers?

Is there any way to get Unicode Fitzpatrick Skin Tone modifiers working in Ubuntu? For example, using U+1F3FD ( 🏽 - http://graphemica.com/%F0%9F%8F%BD ) I should be able to modify the skin tone of ...
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How to get Apple Color Emojis to work on Ubuntu?

In order to get Emojis rendered on Ubuntu machines, one can simply install the ttf-ancient-fonts package. But these are not coloured and by far not as nice as the well-known Apple Color Emojis. How ...
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Unusual font on some sites (like Facebook)

Some of the fonts on popular web sites (like Facebook) have changed since I reinstalled 14.04 LTS. I'd only originally had it installed for about a week, and the fonts seemed normal. But since ...
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Fresh Ubuntu install on Lenovo e460 issues ![HELP]

fellow Ubuntu user here and I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (updated to 14.04.4) on my Lenovo e460. The current setup: CPU: i5-6200u GPU: Intel HD 520. [Mesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake ...
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Messed up my font configuration!

How to revert back all font configuration and reset it to defaults. NOTE: I have used Unity tweak tool to default setting but nothing happened
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NON-DUPLICATE: ttf-mscorefonts-installer NO terminal, no hidden window, just hang [closed]

The large thread >>asked Dec 4 '10 by Magic<< on this ms vs linux snafu instructs how to use the curses window to find the accept, yes button. In this case, the apt-get command process just ...
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How do I resolve missing characters in my unicode font?

I have tried Firefox and Chrome and on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and there seems to be a sizeable chunk of Unicode characters that I cannot render. Here is one example, and here is another example. What is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Firefox automatically uses bold and small fonts for gmail and google websites. Please assist

I have tried resetting and reinstalling the fonts package, but the firefox fonts remain the same. looks like verdana bold and too small to read. Kindly assist.
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change default font properties when composing mail in evolution

I'm using Evolution as a mail client. By default it's using some fonts (really I don't know) in mail. But I would like to change the font family, size and colour when I'm composing the mail to ...
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On font mapping through fontconfig + fonts.conf

The following question is just an example. I'm hoping that the answer to it will clarify for me the way ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf (or just fonts.conf, for short). (The fontconfig docs didn't ...
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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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Where can I find the Unicode Emoticon set?

I am trying to find a suitable font that contains the Unicode Emoticon set. When an iPhone user sends me some emoticons over Google Hangouts they render either incorrectly or not at all. The problem ...
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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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set fallback font for default serif and sans-serif

Default sans-serif font which is used in system, doesn't have some characters from Middle-Eastern languages. So I want to set a fallback font to be used when some symbols are missing. AFAIK, it's ...
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Weird characters on Some Aplication Menu (ubuntu 14.04)

I get weird characters on some application menu. See screenshot. I haven't seen this happen. What do you think, what's the problem? and How to fix it? Thanks Libre Office and VLC weird menu ...
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Icon themes and fonts

When I'm changing the theme, at some search bars I can't see what I'm writing: I have put the icons here /usr/share/icons but they don't change when I'm setting the icon set.
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Ubuntu guest 15.10 and 14.04 font rendering issue on a high-resolution monitor

Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox 5.014 with latest VBox Guest Additions installed. The fonts render irregularly (see screenshot at full resolution) I tried changing the "Scale for menu and title ...
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Font rendering in chrome is weird

The font is Arial. Is there a way to fix it? Tried reinstalling Freetype but nothing. Also, I do not have MSfonts installed.
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Why does everything look big and fuzzy on my 27 inch monitor?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer, and I have an AOC 27 inch monitor at 1920x1080. While this is sort of a big size for a 1080p resolution, Windows looks pretty good, and everything looks ...
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Upgrade Symbola Font

Ubuntu 15.10 has version 7.17 of the Symbola font. I want to upgrade it to the newer 8.0 version to enable Emojis. How to do so? I installed Font manager but even if I run it using sudo, I still don't ...
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Installing Times New Roman font

How can I install the Times New Roman font? This video illustrates what I want to do, but I do not have the same options - I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. I have also tried running the following from the ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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How to install OTF fonts?

I know how to install TrueType fonts (by copying them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and doing sudo fc-cache -f) but what about OTF formats? I didn't find a suitable folder to copy them to.
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Italic font are missing from my Ubuntu install

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and I have a problem with italic font. Here's a screen shot : The text inside italic tag on Wikipedia is not rendered. How can I install the missing ...
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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?
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How can I install a complete Arabic font?

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I am still unable to get this page to render correctly: http://www.iamcal.com/understanding-bidirectional-text/ Which fonts do I ...
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How can I fix TTF fonts' ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff, etc) in Firefox?

With certain Windows fonts there is a display issue where ligature-kerning seems to flip out and make the two letters bold. Here's a screenshot of an email using Helvetica in Firefox: As you can ...
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Problems with ttf font rendering under LibreOffice

Microsoft TTF-fonts such as Calibri and Cambria aren't rendered correctly at certain page zoom levels: (I installed the Microsoft fonts manually by placing them in the ~/.fonts directory and ...
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How to activate kerning in LibreOffice?

My fonts are horribly unkerned in LibreOffice. Example: Here's a comparison, LibreOffice on top and Inkscape below. As you can see, LibreOffice messes up the kerning. The font is Ubuntu, 10pt in ...
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Nautilus fonts messed up each time after reboot

I'm seeing these incorrect fonts every time the system boots. When I run fc-cache -rv , log out, and log back in the correct fonts are restored, but I have to do this every time. How can I fix ...
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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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How to locate a font in Ubuntu?

Ubuntu desktop with 12.04 is about to crash. Installed 13.04 on a new machine, want to transfer Book Antiqua font from old machine to the new one. How do I find it on the old machine? My /usr ...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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How to install many font files fast and easy?

I need to install more than 100 fonts, so I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this task? I know you can opening every single one and pressing install font, but installing more then 100 ...
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Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

What are the steps you need to adapt Ubuntu on a fresh installed Laptop with a high resolution display? I have a display with 3200x1600px on only 11'' which is all realy tiny.
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Font problem after sfnt2woff

It seems that I misunderstood the use of the tool sfnt2woff, which should convert a font to woff format, and messed up my fonts. Since the tool did not work as normal user, I ran it with sudo on the ...
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How to change arabic font for 15.10?

How to change Arabic font for 15.10? Cause the font in Facebook and Other sites is too bad :D
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Strange font issues on Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

somehow the fonts on my ubuntu machine started looking really strange: I tried reinstalling the unity light theme, but that didn't change anything unfortunately. Do you have an idea how to fix this ...
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How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required

I think that the Fixedsys font is one of the most legible monospaced fonts for programming. It has zero antialiasing, with vertical lines mostly 2 pixels wide. Close to ideal for current monitor dot ...