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

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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 ...
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 display missing some characters [duplicate]

Some time the text display missing some characters, its happen on a UI window or even the terminal text. I have a screenshot here: Here is my lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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All system text has shrunk after update

The text for the whole system has shrunk a lot. I think this is since the last update. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, with Kernel 3.13.0-49-generic. The screen resolution is 1280 x 800 - it ...
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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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Japanese and european languages font list

Where can I find a complete list of the fonts available for Ubuntu? I need in particular those for all European languages and Japanese.
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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What is the “default” font for xubuntu terminals?

Running xubuntu 14.04; and today I had to increase the font size for a presentation ... and when toggling back I happened to click in the wrong place; and now I am struggling how to undo that. So, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Matlab R2014a plot fontsize does not change

I have tried the suggestion in this thread http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1238-font-size-changes-in-figures however after title(plotTitle, 'fontsize',16) xlabel('Range ...
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Xresources not working properly after restart

I am trying to change my xterm theme using a hack in Xresources which i found in this website. i have created a Xresources in my home dirctory and entered the below code. XTerm*faceName: Bitstream ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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How to change colour of the search bar in the panel?

In the panel there is a magnifying glass which allows to search through the programs installed in the computer: Question: How can I change the colour of the font in the search bar for example from ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Magnified fonts messed up after reboot

I have the following problem with the built in magnifier option (Settings->Display->magnification slider) of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty. In the beginning my problem occured every few days but since a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...