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

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How do I apply a custom font system-wide for all users?

I have installed the 'Droid' font. The left one root nautilus, the right one normal nautilus. Why are the fonts different? (specifically look at menus) I want both windows to use the same font. ...
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IntelliJ Bad Font Rendering [duplicate]

I've recently installed IntelliJ on my Ubuntu system and realized that the font I want to normally use Monaco doesn't render properly in IntelliJ. So, the problem was slightly fixed from this post ...
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How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled.?

How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled? The drop down menu lists all the fonts that were part of the original installation. I want to purge the list of uninstalled fonts.
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Chrome 38 displaying weird colors and Fonts ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have updated google chrome from 34 to 38 stable version by downloading .deb from their official website. After the update chrome is giving weird Display. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . This colour ...
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Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
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Restore default Fonts [duplicate]

I’m running Ubuntu 14.10 & I updated LibreOffice by using the following CLI commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice The ...
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Mscorefonts problems

I tried installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer from the terminal, because I want to use Wine. It looked kind of like it failed on the Comic Sans part. Viewing it just displays the text in another font. ...
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How to install fonts fast and easy?

I need to install more than 100 fonts, so I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this task? I know you can opening every single one and pressing install font, but installing more then 100 ...
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How To Change Fonts in NotifyOSD?

So, i've changed my sysem fonts to exo2, looking great and crisp. But when i change fonts to anything other than ubuntu, my notifyosd fonts change to a plain sans font. Any way i can fix that? How can ...
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Problems with resolution? Fonts in Chromium? After installing pipelight in Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Pipelight and enable silverlight plugin with those commands: sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi sudo pipelight-plugin --enable silverlight After that I have strange font or ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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Change default system font using terminal only in 14.04

The following question answers how to Adjust fonts using tweak tool but the luddite in me would like to know how to do this without installing unity-tweak-tool. How can I adjust the default system ...
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Urdu Fonts not rendering Properly in chrome

Chrome in ubuntu is not rendering the urdu Fonts properly.It is showing gibberish characters not able to read. Especially on Facebook font is not working. Ahh after a long time im back. Still not ...
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Different font rendering with other window manager

When I log into a session which uses the Blackbox window manager the fonts look different (read worse) compared to how they are rendered in Unity. Does anyone know if it is possible to achieve the ...
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Android Studio doesn't render Ubuntu Mono Font well

It doesn't even recognise it as a Monospaced font. Then it only shows anti-aliasing when the font size is set to 20 or over. But for other fonts it does it at 16. The result is ugly looking fonts and ...
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wine installation problem - Microsoft agreement [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 with the latest updates. I did an apt-get install wine. After a lengthy install a screen appears from microsoft about use of their fonts. There appears no way to agree to ...
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Language issue running LINE Messenger on Wine in Ubuntu 14.04

This is a super specific question, but hopefully someone will be able to answer it. I am running LINE Messenger in Wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. The program is working like it should, however Thai ...
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Font in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed idea 13.1 and Oracle JDK 1.8. When I launch idea I see very bad font it is ugly. How I can fix this. Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Oracle JDK 1.8 Here's a screenshot:
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Installing .fnt or .tex font files

I have some font files I have been given that I wish to install, both in .tex and .fnt format. These work fine on a Windows system. Nothing I have can seem to install these fonts on a Ubuntu system - ...
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Fonts in Kubuntu sometimes unreadable, boxes instead of normal character

I have brand new install of Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr 64bit on Dell Latitude E4310 laptop, Polish as the system’s language. Every now and then texts in menus of some software become totally ...
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Google Search garbled on Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently updated Firefox on Ubuntu 14.04. I also installed some fonts on Ubuntu after that. After this, the google search on firefox looks like this: I've tried explicitely going to google.com ...
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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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chinese floder name is gash when i recived it which created in windows

my chinese floder name echo like this "2014-09-24(yxy)(R-STHRSS20140923-0052)(Çຣ)Ôö¼ÓË«²ãVLANÓëÉ豸¶Ë¿Ú¹ØÁª¹Øϵ" ,file name too. it was created in windows platform,how can i fixed it.
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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Glitched glyphs on Intel graphics

What do we do about font glyphs getting replaced with garbage? I am not using a third-party graphics card. That is why this is not a duplicate of Occasional artifacts when displaying characters My ...
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Green border around fonts in GIMP

I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or antialiasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.. the attached photo says it all.. please ...
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Libre Office shows Garamond but font manager doesn't

There was a Garamond font in my Libre Office a few days back. When trying to solve another issue (long story) I downloaded a couple of ttf fles and installed them. They look awful, so I want to go ...
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Why these smudges happening on my desktop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. After a while of using it, the screens will have rubbish and smudges as in the pic. Here is my card info and driver: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Defautl kanji/japanese font wrong in ubuntu 14.04, how to change it?

I am learning japanese and I have a problem with the default font used by ubuntu. I would like to learn the standard kanjis writing and not a fancy or smart way of writing them... I already had a ...
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GNU Emacs can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13'

I got an GNU Emacs' problem, it can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13' is not defined" but it works fine without X, more Xemacs can run without problem, GNU Emacs is a ...
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Korean letters are drawn unclearly

I see the korean letters very unclearly. Also, I had difficult time to type in Korean.(by the way, I installed the korean typing program.) I couldn't use the program that you installed in ubuntu, and ...
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Need help fixing Ubuntu 14.04 on yoga 2 pro

I need to know how to fix the display issues and problems with the trackpad on the yoga 2 pro using Ubuntu 14.04. So the issues are as follows: With the Trackpad its over sensitive in that when I ...
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How to create deb packages for fonts [duplicate]

How do I create a package of fonts? I am not going to be uploading them to the Archive as they are for my own use. Can anyone point me to a tutorial or a document on creating font packages? I have ...
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How to use Fixedsys in the Gnome Terminal, or wherever monospaced fonts are required

I think that the Fixedsys font is one of the most legible monospaced fonts for programming. It has zero antialiasing, with vertical lines mostly 2 pixels wide. Close to ideal for current monitor dot ...
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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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TCRC Tibetan font not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS worked well with the TCRC Tibetan font but when I upgraded to 14.04 LTS, the font is not working at all. Please fix it.
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Unreadable font on Gmail since recent updates in Chromium

Since recent updates in the past two or three days, many of my incoming emails have become unreadable in Gmail. Specifically: This happens only in Chromium (in Gmail). If I open the affected emails ...
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How to change font for codes ubuntu?

I don't know what happened , but suddenly , my font for codes in ubuntu has changed. And this font is really unreadable. , here is a screenshot of how fonts look. It is same in codeblocks and other ...
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Both Chrome and Firefox fonts changed

Hey there I was trying to change fonts for intellij but I am sure that I didn't change fonts for Chrome and Firefox. Now their fonts are very bad, I even tried reinstall them but didnt work. Moreover, ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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Display setting are incorrect, and can't be changed in System Setting for Ubuntu 14.04

I love my new Ubuntu 14.04, but sometimes I must shake my head. Upon booting up the laptop today, I was greeted with strange resolution: Everything is completely out of wack: fonts on icons are ...
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Install fonts temporarily

I would like a program which would do what AMP Font Viewer does, which is to temporarily install few (or a bunch) fonts from chosen folder, so they could be used by applications (eg. for typesetting) ...
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Font rendering problem in Ubuntu

I have install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. The problem I am facing is with default font rendering. Since I cannot yet upload image, I have added links to imgur here to explain the problem. Font ...
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How to locate font files given the font family name?

I would like to automatically locate all the files of Roboto and Sawasdee font families installed in my system. Given that they are located in different paths inside /usr/share/fonts. How can I ...
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Installing Times New Roman font

How can I install the Times New Roman font? This video illustrates what I want to do, but I do not have the same options - I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. I have also tried running the following from the ...
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Ubuntu appears very small at 1080p, text almost undreadable

Alright... So I have a 15" Dell Studio XPS with a 1080p screen. Everything seems really small with 1080p, in 720p everything is fine but just looks very low-res. So I definitely want to get the ...
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Is there a way to check which font your shell/terminal emulator is using from the commandline?

Is there a way to check which font your shell/terminal emulator is using from the commandline? I am willing to settle reading part of a config file, if a direct command is not readily available.
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Install MS Truetype Fonts system-wide for all users

I would like to install the MS Truetype Fonts that come through the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer, so I did: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Accepting the license, the process ...
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Font rendering erroring out ubuntu 14.04

once in a while, usually not far after bootup and a few minutes in on a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 the font keeps messing up and looking weird, image attached. Tried the solution suggested here: ...
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Ligatures not showing in evince

When compiling a latex document, the ligatures (the joined "fi" for example) don't show when looking at the pdf file in evince. After looking around, I found the answer, but I will post it below for ...