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

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How can I apply different fonts to different scripts across Ubuntu?

The default font does not support the Devanagiri script which is used to write Hindi. Even so Hindi file-names in Nautilus and bookmarks in Firefox display fine. I am guessing it defaults to using ...
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Colored text on terminal is fuzzy

I recently re-installed xubuntu 14.04. I used the font "Proggy Clean (Slashed Zero)" at as size of 12. Normal text seems to be fine, but when there is colored text, it gets a bit fuzzy (i.e. there ...
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Zsh fade and fire prompts don't look so smooth in yakuake as in gnome-terminal

I am using kubuntu 14.10 with yakuake and zsh installed. I like default fire/fade prompts included to the default zsh distribution. They look really nice for me, but I cannot make them look in yakuake ...
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Prevent package manager recreating files in /etc/fonts/conf.d/

I use a bitmap font for my terminal windows. In order for this to work, I need to enable bitmap fonts. In /etc/fonts/conf.d/ there's a symlink called 70-no-bitmaps.conf to the matching configuration ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display, nvidia graphics

I tried the @Golboth solution in this thread. Worked sometimes, it has an intermittent behavior, sometimes work, most of times doesn't work. Installed Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu detects the Graphics : ...
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Firefox glitched glyphs [duplicate]

When browsing with Firefox, some pieces of text will randomly render with bizarre glyphs, which immediately go away if selected or some other action happens on the page or even outside of it. For ...
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Occasional artifacts when displaying characters

To summarize the answer: switching to proprietary drivers should work, but the artifacts disappeared for me even on the free drivers now. Update: since switching back to the proprietary AMD driver ...
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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Fontconfig error: cannot load default config file

Having issues when I start most graphical programs. Simply just says Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file I can confirm that /etc/fonts/fonts.conf exists and has the correct ...
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how to add fonts [duplicate]

I downloaded Greek and Hebrew fonts to add them to Libre Office but after many attempts I do not manage to get them installed. I do it via nautilus and after adding the fonts in a map within truetype ...
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How can I install Chinese fonts on Kubuntu 14.04

I'd like to see Chinese characters, such as this one.
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Bold fonts in muCommander

I have bold fonts in muCommander everywhere under GTK+ theme. I have tried changing styles (in app menu) manualy but it didn't help.
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Fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf”

I am getting the following error frequently.( Example: when running zenity,firefox etc. commands / applications.) Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf", line 11: Having ...
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Counter Strike Problem with Ubuntu

I figured this is an error with Ubuntu, so I thought I should post it here. I recently Installed Counter Strike on Ubuntu 13.10, but some of the text doesn't show up. The menus are fine, but then I ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Unicode Fallback does not work in inkscape

I upgraded to 14.04 and opened a SVG with amharic letters. The letters are አዲስ and I use the font DejaVu sans. Now after the upgrade, the characters are displayed wrongly. If I copy from Inkscape and ...
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Emacs and xft fonts

I'm trying to set up Consolas font in emacs. I built emacs with --configure --with-xft and put: Emacs.font: Consolas-16 Emacs.fontBackend: xf to the .xsession But when i'm trying to start emacs ...
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How to improve fonts displayed in evince?

note this is probably a duplicate, in fact I'm sure it must be a duplicate, but I can't find it anywhere. There are questions about font rendering or incorrect fonts in evince, but as far as I can ...
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Install MS Fonts for xvfb-run in Ubuntu 14.04 server

I have a cron which runs and takes a screenshot of a specific url. The job is: xvfb-run --server-args="-screen 0, 1024x768x24" /usr/bin/cutycapt --min-width=1200 --min-height=1200 --delay=1000 ...
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Didn't authorize WINE install correctly, now have ttf-mscorefonts-installer issues

I was trying to install WINE, and I didn't know how to correctly click OK on the licence window that came out, and I ended up 'x'ing out of it. Now I'm stuck in the ttf-mscorefonts-installer fault. ...
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Firefox does not display text after the installation of new fonts

Ubuntu 14.04, after install new fonts, when enter a page, Firefox just display images, it does not display text. I tried to chown the folder /usr/share/fonts' to my user andchmodthe ...
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After installing many new fonts, web fonts became ugly

After installing many new fonts (without caring or writing the installed fonts somewhere), my web fonts became ugly. Here's a picture: Look, for example, at the bold fonts of the titles, and at the ...
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Fonts have gone big after an update?

I have accepted an update to Ubuntu 13.10 but the fonts has gone very large and the page doesn't fit on the lap top and I cannot get it back to normal. Is there a way I can revert it back to previous ...
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Firefox doesn't show texts [closed]

My Firefox doesn't show text on some sites, such as Google: I use Firefox 29 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr).
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How to check the font and font-family Ubuntu is using

I need to check font and font-family that is displaying on the desktop screen. How can I do this from command line.
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How to change font of code in PyCharm?

PyCharm Community Edition 3.1.3 on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Can't find where to change the font of code in PyCharm. File > Settings > Editor > Colors & Fonts > Font > Editor Font is ...
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Why isn't Chrome rendering images and fonts correctly? [closed]

I have an Acer monitor and an Intel Pentium 4 running 12.04 32-bit. Chrome renders all webpages like this: This is how CNN should look: I have Firefox installed and its images/fonts look fine. ...
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Install Fonts for Minecraft Launcher

I like to play Minecraft, and something is annoying me. The launcher is using the default system font, instead of the font it uses on Windows 7 and 8. This is really annoying me, and I could use some ...
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C# Pango.Layout.GetPixelSize() returns wrong width in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using the following C# code to get the length of a figure space (U+2007): int width, height; Screen screen = Screen.Default; Pango.Layout layout = new ...
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Weird bold fonts in NetBeans

I am trying to run NetBeans 8.0 on Ubuntu 14 but all fonts are bold and blurry, both in the actual editor and in the menus. I have tried with this solution but I don't even have "fonts-unfonts-core" ...
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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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Can't resize font with “ctrl [ shift ] +” and “ctrl [ shift ] - ” in wmii

In my company, I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a virtualbox, I installed wmii on it, everything works fine. But at home, I'm using legitimate Ubuntu 13.10, and installed a wmii on it. The font ...
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Update from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 changed fonts

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, but now all the fonts look different and I really would like to have the old fonts back. I tried to use other fonts but they also look rather bad. So how can ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Google Chrome messed icons and fonts [duplicate]

Strange things happen to my Google Chrome (35.0.1916.114) in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Before After As you can see icons and fonts are different and also tab styles changed. Sometimes after system ...
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weird font size setting in different apps and random places

ever since the update from 13.10 to 14.04 i have a font-size issue. for example. With Evolution email the email will show in extremely large font-size (~18px) while the folders and menu's are ...
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Google Chrome Address Bar Font has gone too large, how can we reduce it

Running Unity on my desktop (2*20" LCD displays), I initiated a standard daily update on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today and Google Chrome updated itself to Version 35.0.1916.114. The URL address bar input ...
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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Weird font style on Chromium

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and chromium, but the font looks quite weird. How can I fix this? Here is the settings:
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Improve kde font rendering for 15" full hd display

I have used these setting -enable anti aliasing -RGB sub pixel hitting This has improved the font rendering a lot compared to default setting. Could you suggest me other fine tuning? My display is ...
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Ubuntu 14 does not shootdown

It has been some time I have installed the last Ubuntu. Some times, not always, I try to shotdown Ubuntu it stops on killing remaining processes? Any one know how to solve this issue? Also I am ...
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Funny colours in desktop after fresh installation of 14.04LTS

I have problem with fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04, I havent installed anything but this is what I saw http://postimg.org/image/btfnarkdn/. Then I installed Nvidia drivers but it is still same. ...
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Strange glitches on initial login

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with full-disk encryption, my computer boots up fairly quickly. When I first log in to my account, four strange glitches happen all at the same time, and all ...
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How to check if a ttf file contains a certain character?

Using the command line, how can I check if a *.ttf file contains a certain character? I want to know if the font-file Ubuntu-R.ttf contains the U+2007 (FIGURE SPACE) character.
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Can't download ttf-mscorefonts-installer on ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have resently installed ubuntu 14.04 If i install the mscorefonts from the Ubuntu software center, it gives a positive response, but after this I get a download error. Is there any way to resolve ...
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How to set font for GTK applications on Kubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to use the same font in Kubuntu 14.04 both for native KDE apps and for GTK apps. If I use the GTK entry on System Preferences to set up the font, I see the following problems: 1: Only ...
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missfont, something wrong with font when I log in

When I log in, the fonts are not displayed properly, and I get this file in home directory: missfont.log mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 1+0/600 --dpi 600 cmti10 mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 ...
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How to increase the font size in dash tooltips in gnome shell

I would like to increase the font size in the tooltips, displaying when I hoover the mouse over icons in gnome shell. The tooltips displaying normally the names of the applictaions in the dash. The ...
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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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How to prevent fonts from rescaling [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04 there's a new feature that I love called "scale for menu and title bars". It is located in the display settings. I have set the scaling to 0.875. Since setting this, I have had many ...
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KDE appearance broken after using systemsettings

On Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity) I wanted to change some KDE appearance settings, so I installed systemsettings. This turned out to be a bad idea, since it made the fonts in KDE applications ugly (see How to ...