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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change the font used for Times-Roman (fontconfig)

(I'm having a hard time figuring this one out and my google-fu is not helping.) For a long time, my evince has used a strange Times-Roman font (with mis-aligned glyphs and weird kerning). It should ...
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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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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...
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Text scaling / clipboard issue

I am having some difficulty understanding some issues with dia, perhaps better posted as two questions, however I do get the impression that they are related in gnome somehow; they are as follows: ...
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Where does these emojis come from?

I have installed noto-emoji (thanks google!) but some of them are still the default from Ubuntu. I have NOT installed Symbola (ancient ttf font) See screenshot from getemoji.com - the ones marked ...
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Wine font scaling fails in MDI windows using higher DPI setting on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the application DNA Master for a class which looks like it's built as an MDI application on the MFC framework. For some reason font scaling doesn't seem to work properly in the embedded ...
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Changed font scaling, but now other apps (google chrome) are still tiny

So there's an option in Google Chrome to increase the page zoom or whatever, but what about font scaling? The URL text is still too tiny, the addon icons are still too tiny... it just simply doesn't ...
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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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How do I tell fontconfig to use “anything but this font”

Suppose I have a specific font A on my system that has great unicode coverage, but looks rather ugly. How do I set up fontconfig so that it only uses that font if nothing else is available? The ...
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Ugly fonts in Mozilla/Chrome

I came from Windows and just found one bad thing in Ubuntu - Font is absolutely hard for read and ugly. Look at this to see what I mean: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0895jgi88d ...
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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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Fonts are not displayed?

Both Chromium and Firefox are not displaying the local font. It seems the Nepali unicode is not configured. How can i set it up? solution : simply find the font you need ... for me at ...
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Font smoothing not working for Windows fonts

I'm having an issue with Windows fonts not being smoothed in Ubuntu 15.10. I copied the contents of the Fonts directory from my Windows 10 install to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/windows10 and ran ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer Download Failure

I know there's already a lot of duplicates for this, but for some reason, I just can't get ttf-mscorefonts-installer to stop bugging me with the error message. I've followed the steps from here: ...
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small font and icons in lockscreen

I've had issues like this since I installed ubuntu on my ASUS ux303LB with Nvidia graphics and 3200x1800 resolution, but after messing around with the scaling in display properties and the font in ...
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Making xterm use unifont

This might be an exceedingly silly question, but I can't seem to solve it anyway. I want to use GNU's Unifont in xterm, and with the purpose in mind I installed the package xfonts-unifont, but to no ...
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Small Icons and text on 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 on my Asus ux303lb with Nvidia graphics and the resolution is 3200x1800 and everything looked smaller than it should be. Both the apps and text were very small, I managed ...
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Weird fonts in Chromium after installing PipeLight

I executed the following commands in order to install PipeLight: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi -y sudo ...
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How can I install Gangal's font in Linux?

I use Sopi Marathi software in Windows for Marathi Typing. But I unable to read that font into Linux. How can I install Gangal's font in Ubuntu?? I read ...
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Using terminus font in LibreOffice

I've got Terminus (>fc-match terminus => ter-u12n_iso-8859-1.pcf.gz: "Terminus" "Regular") working fine in my terminal and in Emacs. But LibreO doesn't see it. The source has this in the README Q. ...
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Login fail on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, with Fontconfig warning

I got a brand new Ubuntu laptop. It showed a upgrade to 14.04 LTS (i know its old). After upgrading, it fails on login. On login, termial shows "Fontconfig warning" similar to links below, and logs ...
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Can't Find Adobe Source Code Pro Font with “Regular” Weight after Installation?

I installed the font Source Code Pro by copying the fonts into /usr/share/fonts. However, now whenever I want to use the font, I cannot find the "Regular" weight of the font. There seems to be two ...
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Wine menu fonts are too small

I've scoured the Internet and this forum, but I can't find a solution. On Ubuntu 15.10, running Wine 1.6, I can't change the font size for menus under wine. I've been able to change the DPI scaling ...
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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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15.10 Console font (Fixed)

I have noticed the console font change in 15.10 from Terminus (15.04 and previous) to Fixed. When Fixed is okay, it is quite ugly and Terminus was way better. I'd like to know what the 'safest' way ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” after installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer continues with 16.04 LTS

Actually, I fixed it following some Google suggestions on 15.04, but I forgot what they were. None of the current answers have resolved it. Could someone script a solution so anyone could just run the ...
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Mangled fonts in ubuntu 15.10 (mate) and set system-wide font path

I recently installed ubuntu 15.10 and I use mate desktop. When I try to open emacs from a remote machine, I get: $emacs file.txt Warning: Cannot convert string ...
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Where on earth are my fonts? Firefox has nothing for “sans-serif”?

I recently upgraded to 15.10 and jumped through a bunch of hoops to get Clementine running and somewhere along the way I stopped seeing text on quite a few web pages in Firefox. I thought that a ...
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CLion ugly fonts

I have a problem with Clion fonts. They look really ugly. I tried different methods to fix that: Urshulyak solution JetBrains forum solution AskUbuntu solution I even installed infinality and ...
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how to correct firefox fonts and colors after installing kde in ubuntu

Recently, I installed kde-desktop in ubuntu 14.04. After that fonts and colors in firefox are ruined. How should I correct it?
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How to change tooltip font and colour?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and after having a look at this and this I've been wondering if there is also a way of changing the font used in tooltips? And if I can also change the ...
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Strange symbols shown in terminal, font missing

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got strange symbols in the terminal: . . Some fonts seem to be not correctly installed. What fonts are missing? Perhaps "Inconsolata" font is the missing ...
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How could I change the fat fonts shown for gmail, in Firefox on Lubuntu?

Here is how Gmail looks in Firefox on, Windows: Lubuntu: The fat fonts lead to my being able to see lesser text in the same screen width and visual clarity/crispness. As you can see, the "i" on ...
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Strange unreadable font in ubuntu software center

I just finished setting up Ubuntu 14.04. When I open the software center half of the items appear in a font from a language unknown to me like in the scr below. Anyone with a solution for this?
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setting global font scaling (which will affect menu bars, editors, such as gvim) [duplicate]

I remember setting something that affected the font size in GUI elements such as menu bars as well as text areas in editors (such as the default font setting in gvim). I tried to look into the ...
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Texts in app center has gone white!

I've just started to use linux and installed ubuntu 14.04 just a couple of days back. Suddenly I noticed that the texts on the app center has gone completely white, and I can't read clearly. As I know ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 LTS not displaying letters

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and in the last couple of months it started not displaying some characters, see images: . This problem is in almost all programs' GUIs I use, not just Kubuntu windows. ...
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Font Artifacts After Installing Roboto?

The Problem I recently installed Firefox, and soon after installing Firefox I then installed the TrueType font "Roboto". Unfortunately, now I'm getting font artifacts! Chunks of a whole shitload of ...
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Why ubuntu is missing letters?

I wondered why my ubuntu is missing letters, the internet, when I'm writing a text in the terminal until the installation had a lot of missing letters, already gave reboot muitasa times and nothing ...