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

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Ethiopic (amharic) font in chromium address bar

The chromium browser does't show amharic letters in the address bar and tabs. It was working with ubuntu 12.04 before. (through ibus-m17n) Amharic is shown without any issue it Title bar and it's ...
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How to apply fontconfig-voodoo settings on Ubuntu 14.04?

On Ubuntu 12.04 it used to be possible to specify the preferred variant for CJK Han characters using a script called fontconfig-voodoo which was contained in the language-selector files. Setting ...
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How to fix too large fonts in Chromium's title bar, menu and bookmark toolbar?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Chromium version 37.0.2062.94. As you can see fonts in title bar, menu and bookmark bar are too big and ugly. Does someone know how to fix this error?
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How to remove fontconfig warnings when running gedit from terminal? [duplicate]

When I was working on a C program with Gedit in Ubuntu 12.04, font configuration warnings were shown in the terminal. What should I do to remove these warnings? shayna@shayna-Vostro-3446:~$ gedit ...
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Chrome/Chromium fonts look bad starting from version 37

After an upgrade from version 36 to 37, the fonts in Google Chrome browser and its opensource variation Chromium look much worse. In the attached screenshot you will the same page viewed with version ...
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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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LaTeX/dvips Font Problem Ubuntu 13.04

On Ubuntu 13.04, many of my dvips calls deliver error messages like, dvips: Font Helvetica used in file <...> is not in the mapping file. All these calls work perfectly fine on Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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Fonts in browsers seem to be rendered differently than in the rest of Kubuntu

A simple question really... I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed. The fonts in Google Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox look significantly different than in the rest of the system. Why? I do like how the rest ...
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How to have git and virtualenv aware colors in terminal?

I am watching "Building Web APIs with Flask" video on Oreilly from Miguel Grinberg. His terminal is colorful and shows different colors for virtualenv name and git branch name. I want to have the same ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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FreeSerif font more condensed after update to 14.04

I am writing a book using LibreOffice. Until recently I used Ubuntu 12.04 and LibreOffice 3.5.7.2. The body text of the book is typeset with FreeSerif 11pt. Before my upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Is there a better match for the font Arial than Arial?

Unfortunately the Arial font that is present in LibreOffice (which ships with Ubuntu) looks far off from the Arial on a Windows PC. Is there a better match for it?
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How can I make fonts look like they do in Windows?

Fonts look bad and blurry in Ubuntu. When I compare a site in Ubuntu and Windows the Windows font look much more readable even after I import all of my Windows fonts. How can I change this?
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Some fonts are unreadable [duplicate]

I have a lot of difficulty reading text for certain fonts. Like the following picture: I have mscorefonts installed. Any reason why this is the case?
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available

I'm trying to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server, but I get Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available, but is referred to by another package. Do I need ...
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How does Chromium browser select its default sans serif font?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I got problems with the fonts after installing Kubuntu desktop. For example <html> <body> <p style="font-family: Sans-Serif;"> ...
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In all sites i have a non-physical look Ubuntu 12.10

I have a problem with browsing (i tried only with firefox). Im many sites (usually in stackexchange sites) I have no (or part of the) icons. I cannot view a screenshot because I do not have enough ...
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Change font size in Skype messaging

Is there a way to change the size of the font in the chat/messaging used in Skype on Ubuntu? I'm using Skype Beta 2.2.0.35, and Ubuntu 11.10. Currently the font is too small for me, and there doesn't ...
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my ubuntu Desktop Don't work well

I tried to install gtk+ on ubuntu for learn gtk programing . before that Ubuntu Desktop was working well.when I installed it my ubuntu didn't work well.my themse,Icons,bg,keyboard languages and ... ...
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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Show characters from private use area from a specific font

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I recently made a font but most of its characters reside in the Private Use Area (PUA). The problem is that some fonts were already using the PUA so that when I insert a ...
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How to use the new Adobe Source Code Pro font?

Adobe released a new, open source font family called "Source Code Pro" (download here, Slashdot article here). How do I install it?
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Font and theme changed

Suddenly, font and theme of ubuntu have changed. I don't really care about font, but theme is so ugly.Have a look: It's like windows 95! Anyone had similar problem, and is there a solution? ...
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How can I fix these Pango and fontconfig errors while trying to run Promethease?

I am trying to install the DNA-Analyzer Promethease but I am running into a few issues. After following the advice in How can I install a .bin file? I got the Promethease executable to run but it ...
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fonts that appear on xfontsel VS “other fonts”

I am looking for good fonts to use on osdSH As far as I can tell (see passing a font as an argument to a script) these are the fonts xfontsel lists to me These, unfortunately, seem rather limited ...
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Something made all text really small - font and size settings, dpi seem ok

After booting my pc up I noticed that the fonts on the login screen on my Lubuntu 13.04 are tiny. After logging in I noticed window titles being tiny and default font sizes in apps too such as Skype ...
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All fonts look weird in emails and on websites, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu and my fonts look weird on website and in emails. Below are some screenshots of thunderbird and chromium. The problem occurs in the following programs: Chromium Firefox ...
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LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts

I don't have these fonts: times new roman, arial and calibri..., like in microsoft office? What can I do?
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How to change eclipse font sizes

I'm trying to reduce the font sizes used in Eclipse. I've read several notes talking about how to do this, but none of them have made a difference. Obviously, changing it in Eclipse preferences ...
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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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passing a font as an argument to a script

I am trying to use osdSH for notifications. It has a 'font' parameter that receives a curiously formed string. From the man: -f -font Set font (Default: ...
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How to use the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I have the package installed. Now I want to use it to install the ms ttfonts, as stated in the description: "This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the ...
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Fullscreen is black with Fontconf warnings after updating Ubuntu [duplicate]

After having upgraded Ubuntu, I had the problem where Ubuntu was stuck in a login loop. To try fix it, I used commands from this forum: Ubuntu gets stuck in a Login Loop. Now, when I try to start ...
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Fonts displayed at larger size in documents compared to Windows

I use Libreoffice both at home and at work. Unfortunately at work I use it under Windows, at home Ubuntu. Often I have to work on documents (especially ppt) started under Windows. Trouble is Ubuntu ...
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Some fonts come up as fractions in applications

My skype has long since been using a fraction font to display caller names. This looked funny but didn't bother me since I knew who I was calling. However Now I am trying to login with the Everpad ...
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Shortcut to change the gnome-terminal font size

I need fast shortcut to change the terminal font size. I use gnome-terminal. I tried with Ctrl + + and Ctrl + - but the size is not changed. Is there another shortcut? Can I add a shortcut like ...
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Install fonts by drag and drop [duplicate]

Can I drag and drop .ttf file to install font into ubuntu 14.04? Because I want to install every font that my Windows computer has. And it'll be a waste of time to click and install it all one by ...
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Unable to install Microsoft True Type Core Fonts on Ubuntu 14.04

After updating to Ubuntu 14.04, I installed Ubuntu restricted extras and then the Software Center crashed during the installation so I had to terminate the window. I removed and re-installed it and ...
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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?
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How do you change the font color in the Unity panel?

With my current (and favorite) theme the Unity panel is black text on a black background. Is there a way to set the font color in Unity or the theme somehow?
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How do I set a gtk default font?

I'm trying to set the gtk default font to DejaVu Sans 11. In ~/.gtkrc (and ~/.gtkrc-2.0) I have # ~/.gtkrc-2.0 style "all" { font_name="DejaVu Sans 11" } widget_class "*" style "all" ...
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change default font in ubuntu 13.04

Linux OS is said to be super customisable. But, how do I change the default font in Ubuntu? I could not find any easy method to do this. Some people suggested using dconf tool or Gnome tweak or Unity ...
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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 ...