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

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Some webpages the font looks like it was squished

For some reason the font looks like it was all squished to the sides. Here is an example of reddit (My resolution is 1920x1080) Using Nvidia Drivers 333.31 or something like that ...
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Ugly/Non Anti-Aliased fonts in Java-Swing Applications

I've recently switched to Ubuntu and I've installed Oracle's Java JDK 8u45 (32 bit) using the webupd8team/java repository. Everything seems to be working fine except that the Java-Swing applications ...
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What do I miss installing tamsyn fonts?

I'm trying to install these fonts Tamsyn fonts on my Ubuntu 15.04. As my user, created ~/.fonts and copied *.pcf files over it. Now running fc-cache -f -v Fonts are still not visible from apps or ...
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How to set crisp fonts in new KDE?

Just updated my Kubuntu to a new version with new KDE. But looks like my fonts are getting bad look because of too much blurred fonts. I tried to play with antialiasing levels in Fonts options but ...
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text distortion on ubuntu after resuming from suspend

any suggestions? as the photo shows the font in certain applications on UI is partial or missing totally. I have experienced this on at least 2 different versions of ubuntu 14.04 (as I remember) and ...
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Is the font WC3 friendly and what does it default to in a browser?

Is the ubuntu font WC3 friendly (regulations) and what does it default to in a browser should the viewer browser not be complaint ?
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Stable Release 14.04, garbled text

I have some strange font issues with my laptop while running 14.04. I'm running an XPS 13, with an extremely high resolution, and I have some strange garbled text issues. I don't seem to have this ...
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Problem installing Microsoft font

When I tried to install Microsoft fonts from my ubuntu software center, it says it installed okay. But when I open writer there is no microsoft font appear in font list. I reinstall it but it's not ...
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Windows-like fonts in Ubuntu

I'm pretty familiar with Ubuntu and Linux in general. I use Ubuntu at work for software development. What always bothers me about Ubuntu is the fonts - I really like the crisp fonts used all over ...
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Turned on PC today to find that all text had increased size on its own [closed]

I dont understand how this happened. Maybe I pressed a shortcut key by mistake. But whats the strangest is that everything in the web browser has increased, both text and icons. Id like to know how to ...
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...
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Inkscape to PDF Font issue when saving/Exporting to PDF

I am exporting an Inkscape vector graphic (.SVG) to the PDF format required by the digital printers but one of the fonts used (namely Futura BdCn BT) is not formatting correctly in the exported PDF ...
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Weird scaling issues in Unity after installing Cinnamon

I'm using Unity on my Dell XPS 13 2015 but wanted to switch to the latest version of cinnamon. Therefore I added the corresponding repositories and installed cinnamon. After changing the desktop ...
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More emoji system wide (especially on empathy)

I wanted a familiar set of emoji for the Empathy interface (I currently only use empathy for hangouts). The solution so far has been: Ancient and Noto fonts : I can't be sure how well Noto works, ...
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How can I change the font size of KDE menus and dialogs in home folder

I use Gnome 3.14.1 and I have kde application compiled and installed in home folder(not system-wide) -- kdenlive. So how can I change font size and font for such kind of applications?
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Kubuntu has serif font in some dialogs

I was going through some settings of my Kubuntu 15.04 installation when I hit 'Defaults' in System Settings > Fonts. I believe this is what caused some texts to display in serif fonts, the best ...
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How to set Font size in Ubuntu 15.04?

I am new to Ubuntu and having issue to set the System font size in 15.04. Can I set it from System Settings? OR I have to install tool for it?
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Need to manually change scaling when remote desktop connecting to high resolution display

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine with a 27" QHD monitor. Under Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display, I have set "Change the size of all items" to medium (recommended) so I can ...
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Fonts not visible in Far Cry 1 with Wine

I recently installed Far Cry 1 (5 CD retail) under Wine using this tutorial on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. My Pc specs are as follows: Integrated graphics: Intel G33 openGL version: 1.4 Ram: 2GB DDR2 ...
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Getting in-line numerals with EB Garamond

I just installed the EB Garamond font. I'm using LibreOffice Writer. The characters are great but the numerals are 'old-style' - not in line. Apparently, the font comes with a feature called lnum that ...
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Can't Change 100+ Size System Font

I accidentally changed the font size in system settings to over 100. Now when I log into my account, every text in menus is over 100, making everything ginormous. This makes going back to the system ...
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Where really is fonts.conf in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've read that ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated as of version 12.04. However, in my freshly installed Kubuntu 15.04 I see that there are: ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf And also ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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Set default font-size in terminal

I just got myself a new 27 inch monitor and it is great. I can view things at a distance. However, when I launch the terminal, I cannot read things at a distance. And I want to increase the default ...
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Fonts problem - <test></test> 12.04

I'm trying to install and run a program working on java (.jar files) and when I run it, I get this in terminal Blockquote david@latop:~/Desktop$ Fontconfig warning: ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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How do I restore my font sizes after using wine (800x600)?

After playing a full screen game in wine @800x600 I use xrandr to reset my monitor settings which are @ 1600x900 & 1440x900. When I do this, however my fonts become tiny. How do I keep my fonts ...
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Firefox fonts unreadable, especially for Google sites

for some sites, Firefox renders the fonts unreadable. I've noticed this especially for the Google sites. When I uncheck the Firefox option "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my ...
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Graphics and font problem in Ubuntu 14.04 with Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics

My fonts, windows are often affected by graphic distorisions, bugs, sometimes disapear without any reasons. When I reboot it is generally solved. This is happening since I update my kernel and ...
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Cannot refigure/restore fontconfig - and therefore have squares where letters should be. HELP Please

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I did an update and an upgrade through the Terminal. Since then my fonts are, for want of a better description, wonky. Some places they show up as squares, some in ...
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Change Thai font in Gnome

I'm learning Thai language, so I added Thai keyboard in Gnome. After some months thai font appearance has changed, by itself, in every program (gedit, iceweasel, ecc..) and now letters are smaller, ...
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How to reinstall/restore fonts on ubuntu 14.04? Install completely unusable

I tried to install some fonts on Ubuntu and instead messed up rendering fonts on ubuntu altogether. Currently, all fonts in all apps (except for Chrome which I'm typing in now) render characters as ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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How can I make my shell prompt look like a cheeseburger?

I want my shell prompt to look like a cheeseburger! 🍔🍔🍔 It would be nice if it also displayed: username, hostname, and current directory.
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How do I correct a font that doesn't have a name?

I bought a font from myfonts.com, and installed it on my system by clicking on the .TTF file I received and in the dialog that came up there was a button that said "Install Font". Seemed to work, but ...
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Font Rendering Error

I only have this issue with google chrome, everything is displayed okay in firefox. As you can see in the picture, the string of characters is not displayed correctly. Please tell me how to fix it. ...
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Is there a downside to installing all google fonts in Ubuntu?

From the google fonts repo (github.com/google/fonts/) I installed all fonts by: git clone https://github.com/google/fonts/ cp `find fonts -name *ttf` ~/.fonts That worked and I can use all ...
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Can not change the look & feel( fonts & its size) of file explorer in ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

Once I tried to selected desktop(GNome) from login screen to check out the UI but after that when I switched back to original Desktop(Ubuntu) now my file explorer look & feel is restored to ...
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Fonts/images in Chrome being smoothed excessively

I just restarted Chrome and noticed this problem...various fonts and images (mostly text) are being anti-aliased wayyyy too much. If you look at the attached image, you'll see that the bookmark bar ...
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How To Install Multiple Fonts At Once From .zip Files?

Well I did search through AskUbuntu and found some threads where people are asking about how can they install multiple fonts at once? I know the process. I have to copy-paste all the fonts, .ttf/.otf ...
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How to change the font displayed on the Details pane of Software Updater during Installation?

How can you change the default font shown in the Details Pane of the Software Updater (update-manager) during the "Installing Updates..." process, when the terminal output is shown? I think the ...
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Clean or convert pdf documents

I have a pdf file (500 pages) with a lot of images ( black and white). However, the text is blurred and although it is readable, it's really a pain ( maybe hardcopy was scanned poorly, not sure on ...
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How to use Xfonts in terminal, Emacs

I just installed the xfonts-terminus package -- and now what? I'm using Gnome classic on 15.04 and this world seems to not allow the old xfonts in. Yes, I have a terminus true-type version in my ...
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Cannot configure tex-common after failed font installation

I tried to install some fonts for my university's corporal design, this failed. Afterwards I removed texlive completely and tried to install it anew (using apt-get), this is not possible since ...
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Ubuntu logs out after changing fonts

Ubuntu 14.04 Linux 3.13.0-49-generic logs out immediately after I change fonts in Unity Tweak Tool. I faced this problem today. Unity Tweak Tool worked just fine a few days back. And no, it does not ...
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How to change all Font colors in Ubuntu 14?

Through "Application Appearance" I can access most colors, bot not the colors used for Text in the Task Manager and on the Desktop or for the Drive and folder names in Dolphin (its always white). Also ...
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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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“Your system is running in low graphics mode” error

I'm quite new to ubuntu. I recently downloaded pycharm for python development. The fonts on the pycharm editor looked broken, so I was googling for a fix. I stumbled upon this stackoverflow thread and ...
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Where does TeXlive 2014 locate font files on Ubuntu 14.10 ? [duplicate]

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...