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

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Font Hinting in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm in the process of switching from 12.04 to 14.04 on all of my machines. I'm a bit particular about font rendering and used the app "unsettings" to set font hinting to None on 12.04. However, it ...
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14.10 font issue

Since I upgraded from 14,04 to 14,10 I am experiencing the following issue.. Pretty much everywhere the font is distorted. Also, when I type the characters sort of delay appearing on the screen, same ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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Uninstall .ttf font which I installed earlier

I tried to uninstall .ttf font which I installed myself using "install" option in Font Viewer window but I can`t find the font listed in Font Manager or even in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. Any help?
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Why am I experiencing visual corruption with Intel X4500 graphics card on 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. After a while of using it, the screens will have rubbish and smudges as in the pic. Here is my card info and driver: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Fonts messed up after installing Kubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 14.04

I decided I wanted to try Kubuntu since I had some difficulties with the Unity desktop. I do not remember exactly the command(s) I run, but I think I used sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Now the ...
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ProFont missing font after reboot

I have installed ProFont and enable it by this command: sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf sudo fc-cache -f -v All works good. But the i reboot i see only this: How i can make work my ...
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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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How one can install the font MT Extra on Ubuntu?

I read that my pdf-readers Xpdf and Okular can't show a document from http://math.aalto.fi/opetus/sovtoda/oppikirja/Johdanto.pdf correctly as my Ubuntu or xpdf and evince has not installed the font MT ...
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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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Japanese characters show as boxes in steam on playonlinux

I have installed steam through playonlinux however Japanese characters are showing as boxes. I am not Japanese and would rather the text be English so I understand it however it is incredibly annoying ...
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Ubuntu fonts are corrupted on certain windows

I'm running ubuntu 14.10 on a lenovo yoga pro 3. Specifically I followed the instructions detailed here during the istallation process: Yoga 3 Linux HOWTO When I login to Ubuntu sometimes the fonts ...
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ncurses line-drawing not working on console

When I try to use a curses-based program on a virtual console, the line and box drawing part are not working, as below in the display when running dpkg-reconfigure console-setup. I'm using the the vga ...
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Can't install MS true type fonts

The ttf-mscorefonts-installer is installed but no fonts in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts. message in this folder reads: License refused. Please reinstall the ttf-mscorefonts-installer ...
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HiDPI font missing characters

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 3200x1600 display on 14.10 When I boot up many characters in the UI (menus etc.) are blank. If I use the Tweak Tool to change the font hinting from the current setting to any ...
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Facebook malayalam(regional font) in chrome looks way too small to read

Cannot see malayalam font in equal size as that of English in Facebook.com in chrome for Ubuntu. Also some letters appear big and all others too small. I would also want to increase the font colour to ...
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Certain characters not rendering on Ubuntu title bar and Mozilla gmail and some other sites

I've noticed a weird problem on a new install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new build machine. It may be the same problem as this: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Two different computers, one missing a font, same Operating System

I have a question about fonts. I have 14.10 installed on both my laptop and my desktop. On the Desktop I can see Courier New, but on the laptop I can only see Courier Pitch 10. I really want to use ...
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epstopdf complains “/undefined in /findfont” ubuntu 14.04

From one point suddenly the epstopdf tool doesn't work any more on my Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to convert an eps file to a pdf one and get the following error: Command line: epstopdf tmp.eps tmp.pdf ...
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How can I remove fonts that I never use, from libreoffice and linux in general?

There are a lot of extra fonts that all seem to look alike and just annoy me in the drop down list. Is there anyway I can erase them from the system?
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What is the ubuntu font closest to Helvetica?

As I understand we don't have the font Helvetica in Ubuntu. Is there any font that is very similar to it? How can I install it?
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Weird font-rendering issue after Firefox crashes

I'm running Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04, and sometimes Firefox freezes and once it's back it starts rendering fonts in a really weird and distracting way. I've had a similar crash before that also ...
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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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font size in unity launcher became extremely small

Unity mail has an icon on the launcher that displays a counter with the total unread emails of the connected accounts. Suddenly the fonts of the numbers became so small that are unreadable. Same ...
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problem running tgif in ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

I have installed tgif via synaptic package manager in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. When I tried to run tgif from the terminal I got the following error message: "Fatal Error in OpenFont(): Cannot open the ...
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How do I reduce the font size on tabs in Chrome in Ubuntu?

The tabs in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 14.04) have a larger font than Firefox. See comparison in attached image. How do I reduce this size?
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Change Default Font for a Specific Language

Is there any way to change the default font for a specific language like Persian/Farsi? I don't want to change the whole font system. I like Ubuntu Font very much but the Persian/Farsi version is very ...
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Why are the files downloaded while Installing MS Office fonts “exe”?

I installed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package to gain extra fonts for my system. Then I noticed that the files are "exe". Why's that? As much as I know, fonts aren't binaries. $ sudo apt-get ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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Font displaying as squares in terminal preview

I have recently installed inconsolata and now when I go to preview the font it shows up as squares. Sorry, I dont have enough reputation points to display images directly. This is a preview form my ...
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Font dependency on network

I have a PC running Xubuntu 14.04, and for development purposes am disabling/enabling the network (trying to build some robustness into an application). The thing is: the machine behaves strangely ...
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Ubuntu and HTPC related questions?

I just built myself a 5th gen Intel nuc system to run Ubuntu(14.10) and Kodi. Right now the problem is I will be sitting at about 12 feet away from my tv screen, which is a recent-ish 32in 1080p Sony ...
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How to get Calibri font to display nicely [duplicate]

I have Calibri installed because it's the default font for M$ Office and so many of my clients send me documents using this font. But it displays without anti-aliasing which is horrible. It's like ...
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Display issues on Ubuntu

I recently bought brand new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 with windows install. As our company works with ubuntu I format it and install Ubuntu. After the installation completed the and the ubuntu loaded the ...
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How to add bold style to a font

I have a font that has only regular style, and as some programs don't show an option for bold when the font does not have that style (last Inkscape version, for example), I can't have emphasized text. ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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Translucent menu bars and missing letters

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Toshiba Satellite. Everything seems to be working OK, but I'm having some graphics related issues. Occasionally in Unity, the menu bars of my apps will turn ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not support Windows TrueType(Symbol) fonts?

I've been trying to copy "Symbol.ttf" font from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu desktop. I know, I know, EULA probably does not allow me to do that, and I could browse the pages I need via my ...
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What font ubuntu uses

I was wondering what is the default for Linux Ubuntu, I really like it, could any one let me know what font it is? Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to install a Swedish font?

I want to install a Swedish font on Ubuntu, but I don't know its package name. What is its name?
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How to change Firefox debugger font size

It's too small to read. Bug report is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143119 Notice: it's not about Firebug.
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Green border around fonts in GIMP

I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or antialiasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.. the attached photo says it all.. please ...
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fontconfig error

After every installation of any package I end up with an error with fontconfig. I tried to install one more thing so I could show you what appears: Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... ...
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Parenteses in Liberation Sans font don't look the same at 10 points

I defined Libearation Mono as the default font for my Konsole (Kubuntu 14.04) at size 10. I thought it was just me as open and close parenteses () didn't look the same. I then used Kmag tool to ...
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When starting Emacs from menu, it is not obeying .Xresources

I have emacs.font: Inconsolata-13 in my .Xresources (And I have said xrdb -merge .Xresources. I have even rebooted the computer.) When I open Emacs from the command line, it uses Inconsolata. ...
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IntelliJ Bad Font Rendering [duplicate]

I've recently installed IntelliJ on my Ubuntu system and realized that the font I want to normally use Monaco doesn't render properly in IntelliJ. So, the problem was slightly fixed from this post ...
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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...