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

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Fontconfig error - “out of memory”

I am trying to launch the Android Studio on Xubuntu. When I type ./studio.sh in terminal I get this error: Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory Fontconfig ...
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How to set Monaco font in GNOME Terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed the Monaco font from here. The font is visible in Font Manager. I can also set the font in GVim. However, if I try to set this font in GNOME Terminal, that is ...
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Cannot find M+ fonts I installed

I downloaded M+ Fonts, and installed using its script to /usr/share/fonts/X11/mplus. fc-cache shows /usr/share/fonts/X11/mplus: caching, new cache contents: 30 fonts, 0 dirs. But I cannot find the ...
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Small snag when installing WINE

I was installing WINE on a fresh install of 14.10, and I was sent to some DOS-looking screen. I hit Enter to get through the EULA, but I think I accidentally hit it twice because it sped through a ...
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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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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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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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How can I install fonts in Wine?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I just installed Wine. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.5 sudo apt-get install winetricks The installation ...
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Unity menus and fonts weird rendering

I have an issue that occurs occasionally on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). Sometimes, right when I turn on my pc, the font and windows are messy. But, if I log out and log on Guest Account, everything works ...
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How can I make yEd look more integrated into Ubuntu?

yEd is a powerful graph editor that is coded in Java and supports a variety of platforms, including Ubuntu. However, by default it looks quite alien to the Ubuntu desktop as it doesn't appear to use a ...
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Chrome on Xubuntu 14.04 won't display simplified Chinese characters [closed]

Don't know if anybody else is having the same issue, and have a solution to this, but here are the steps to re-create the issue: install Xubuntu 14.04 install Chrome everything works fine at this ...
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Font colour problem in LXDE [duplicate]

I was tweaking around in LXDE. I was having the help of this guide But at some step I ended up with this problem. The font colour at some places is very close to the background. I want to fix the ...
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Hebrew font in Terminal ubuntu 12.10

I have files on usb DOK that I can't accesses since the folder name is in Hebrew I use Ubuntu 12.10 ll /media/user/KINGSTON drwx------ 16 user user 8192 Apr 28 16:40 ??????????/ ll ...
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Ugly fonts in Netbeans - How can i make it use the system font?

I'm having problems getting the Netbeans font to look nice, this has been a problem ever since I tried Ubuntu ~8. For some reason fonts look like they're not getting subpixel smoothing in Netbeans ...
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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How to remove g++

I recently installed the g++ complier for c++ coding somehow its messing with my fonts and only a restart fixes the issue. Is there any way to uninstall g++?and is that safe to do?
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Issue with font rendering inside applications

My current settings are: antialiasing: none hinting: full This has changed the appearance of fonts in menus, titlebars and most apps (including Skype, system settings, Unity Tweak Tool, etc.) ...
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How can I fix my problems with fonts in Firefox?

Ever since I reinstalled Ubuntu a few hours ago, I've experienced major visual artifacts with smaller font sizes in Firefox. The fonts end up looking like this: Or even like this: This only ...
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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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How to reset font size in ubuntu 14.04?

After my last update and restart ubuntu changed the font size to a very small one! How can I change it back to normal? as you can see over the red it is very small
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Grub Customizer doesn't change image background

I use the latest version of Grub Customizer (3.0.2) and Ubuntu 12.04. On "appearance settings" I changed the background image and the font, but once I reboot the system they don't appear on grub, ...
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Some letters in some languages are not displayed correctly in xfce in Google Chrome's tabs and omnibar

Google chrome's tabs cannot display some letters of some languages. This screenshot takes Arabic as an example. The page itself has no problems at all. The tabs, however, cannot display the ...
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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 ...
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How to make the rule to make Tahoma italic to be slant?

How to make the rule to make Tahoma italic to be slant? This does not works in 14.04 but worked in 13.04: > <edit name="antialias"><bool>false</bool></edit> > > ...
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RStudio UI with Ubuntu 14.04 system fonts under root

I am using rstudio on Ubuntu 14.04. Without launch the rstudio via root "sudo rstudio", rstudio is not able to install the package in the native R library folder, and also cannot open project even ...
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change default font properties when composing mail in evolution

I'm using Evolution as a mail client. By default it's using some fonts (really I don't know) in mail. But I would like to change the font family, size and colour when I'm composing the mail to ...
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Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed some packages and the system fonts changed. The characters in the terminal overlap and it makes it difficult to read. I tried unity-reset but that didn't seem to ...
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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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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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Can I turn off gedit antialiasing?

As the text seems blurry I'd like to disable antialiasing in gedit. I don't see anything related in the program's Preferences. The problem appeared after upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04:
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Some pdf books are not opening in ubuntu 14.04

There is a book that i am trying to open in my ubuntu 14.04 but some pages are getting displayed and some are just blank but when i open that book in android phone then it opens normally...i installed ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though that ...
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Fonts in Firefox weird after installing kubuntu-desktop

I've installed KDE with the intentions to try it out, but now, after removing it and going back to Unity, I noticed that the fonts in Firefox are still like in KDE. How can I revert the font type to ...
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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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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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Why does the “monospace” font look great in Terminal and gedit, and terrible in IntelliJ IDEA?

Why does the "monospace" font look great in Terminal and gedit, and terrible in IntelliJ IDEA? IDEA uses Java's Swing library, and I understand it might be an issue with this. Is there a known fix?
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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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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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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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What is the default Debian/Ubuntu console (TTY) font called?

I'm currently running Ubuntu and a few other Linux distributions on my computer and since I use the TTY a lot, a good font is pretty important! Does anyone know the name of the default console/TTY ...
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Changing the default Grub font

I've been able to change the default font of Grub, by using grub-mkfont -s 16 -o /boot/grub/grubfont.pf2 font.tty and then adding the following line to /etc/default/grub: ...
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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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What was the default font of gEdit on Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid)?

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to Lubuntu 14.04 and I installed the latest version of all the programs that I had on my previous computer. I installed the latest gEdit 3.10.4 version and a lot has ...
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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font looks bad in Browsers (Firefox and Chrome)

font looks bad in Browsers (Firefox and Chrome) All other applications as libreoffice look good. I'm using ubuntu 12.04
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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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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 ...