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

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Not all files are installed from fontconfig-config package

This is incredibly mysterious: $ apt-get download fontconfig-config ... $ dpkg --contents fontconfig-config_2.11.1-0ubuntu6_all.deb | grep 60-latin -rw-r--r-- root/root 1701 2015-01-19 14:43 ...
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Correct display of devanagari script in console

Running Lubuntu 14.04.03. Attempted display in Hindi in console apps and in gvim is unsuccessful in various ways. xterm and uxterm both completely fail to display Hindi, showing empty space instead ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 System->Appearance->Fonts not effective

Problem: The other day, I logged in to my work laptop to find the default fonts had gotten larger, meaning names of apps on the Whisker menu didn't fit, desktop icon names were truncated, the system ...
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Changing font on Ubuntu 14.04 using unity-tweak-tool causes session to logout

I've downloaded the Roboto font using typecatcher. I've installed unity-tweak-tool and when I change the default font (or only its size) my session is logged out. I'm using 14.04 LTS in a Dell ...
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Why are fonts being substituted in Libreoffice even if they are installed?

I am very sure Arial is installed on my computer, because when I type fc-match Arial I see LiberationSans-Regular.ttf: "Liberation Sans" "Regular" as the output in the terminal. However all the fonts ...
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Render webpages in Ubuntu font

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I love the default font in this OS. Is there any way to make my Chrome webpages load in that same font? I tried setting the font to 'Ubuntu' in the ...
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Fallback icon strategy freetype2

I used Awesome-Terminal-Fonts (the patched ones). I then installed FontAwesome to use with i3bar. The icons are rendered properly in the bar but my terminal fails to show the icons. The icons are ...
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How to fix Intermittent Corrupted Display of Text in Console and Elsewhere

For unknown reasons, a little while ago my computer began to display slightly corrupted text in the console. The font is just barely able to read, like random bits of the characters got switched ...
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Change style LibreOffice Calc

The problem is rather easy to explain: how to change the font size/color/boldness of the row/column numbering in a LibreOffice Calc document on Ubuntu 15.10 (LO version is the default 5.0.5.2)? Is it ...
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Fresh Ubuntu install on Lenovo e460 issues ![HELP]

fellow Ubuntu user here and I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (updated to 14.04.4) on my Lenovo e460. The current setup: CPU: i5-6200u GPU: Intel HD 520. [Mesa DRI Intel(R) Skylake ...
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workrave shows no tray symbol in Kubuntu 15.10

Problem: No tray symbol so I have no clue whether the program is running and when my next break is suggested. However, the app is running in the background without any window and casts a window when a ...
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Messed up my font configuration!

How to revert back all font configuration and reset it to defaults. NOTE: I have used Unity tweak tool to default setting but nothing happened
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Ubuntu 14.04: Firefox automatically uses bold and small fonts for gmail and google websites. Please assist

I have tried resetting and reinstalling the fonts package, but the firefox fonts remain the same. looks like verdana bold and too small to read. Kindly assist.
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On font mapping through fontconfig + fonts.conf

The following question is just an example. I'm hoping that the answer to it will clarify for me the way ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf (or just fonts.conf, for short). (The fontconfig docs didn't ...
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Unusual font on some sites (like Facebook)

Some of the fonts on popular web sites (like Facebook) have changed since I reinstalled 14.04 LTS. I'd only originally had it installed for about a week, and the fonts seemed normal. But since ...
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NON-DUPLICATE: ttf-mscorefonts-installer NO terminal, no hidden window, just hang [closed]

The large thread >>asked Dec 4 '10 by Magic<< on this ms vs linux snafu instructs how to use the curses window to find the accept, yes button. In this case, the apt-get command process just ...
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Weird characters on Some Aplication Menu (ubuntu 14.04)

I get weird characters on some application menu. See screenshot. I haven't seen this happen. What do you think, what's the problem? and How to fix it? Thanks Libre Office and VLC weird menu ...
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Icon themes and fonts

When I'm changing the theme, at some search bars I can't see what I'm writing: I have put the icons here /usr/share/icons but they don't change when I'm setting the icon set.
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Unicode Emoji Fitzpatrick Modifiers?

Is there any way to get Unicode Fitzpatrick Skin Tone modifiers working in Ubuntu? For example, using U+1F3FD ( 🏽 - http://graphemica.com/%F0%9F%8F%BD ) I should be able to modify the skin tone of ...
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Ubuntu guest 15.10 and 14.04 font rendering issue on a high-resolution monitor

Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox 5.014 with latest VBox Guest Additions installed. The fonts render irregularly (see screenshot at full resolution) I tried changing the "Scale for menu and title ...
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Where can I find the Unicode Emoticon set?

I am trying to find a suitable font that contains the Unicode Emoticon set. When an iPhone user sends me some emoticons over Google Hangouts they render either incorrectly or not at all. The problem ...
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Make Roboto the default font

How can I change the default font in both Gnome and Terminal to Roboto without installing any additional software? I'm using gnome-terminal.
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Font rendering in chrome is weird

The font is Arial. Is there a way to fix it? Tried reinstalling Freetype but nothing. Also, I do not have MSfonts installed.
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Why does everything look big and fuzzy on my 27 inch monitor?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer, and I have an AOC 27 inch monitor at 1920x1080. While this is sort of a big size for a 1080p resolution, Windows looks pretty good, and everything looks ...
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Upgrade Symbola Font

Ubuntu 15.10 has version 7.17 of the Symbola font. I want to upgrade it to the newer 8.0 version to enable Emojis. How to do so? I installed Font manager but even if I run it using sudo, I still don't ...
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Italic font are missing from my Ubuntu install

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and I have a problem with italic font. Here's a screen shot : The text inside italic tag on Wikipedia is not rendered. How can I install the missing ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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Font problem after sfnt2woff

It seems that I misunderstood the use of the tool sfnt2woff, which should convert a font to woff format, and messed up my fonts. Since the tool did not work as normal user, I ran it with sudo on the ...
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How to change arabic font for 15.10?

How to change Arabic font for 15.10? Cause the font in Facebook and Other sites is too bad :D
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Change the font used for Times-Roman (fontconfig)

(I'm having a hard time figuring this one out and my google-fu is not helping.) For a long time, my evince has used a strange Times-Roman font (with mis-aligned glyphs and weird kerning). It should ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: blurry texts and images

I'm all new to Linux systems environment, therefore as Ubuntu itself — I'm using the 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" version —, and I've already searched a lot on the internet, in this, and several ...
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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...
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Text scaling / clipboard issue

I am having some difficulty understanding some issues with dia, perhaps better posted as two questions, however I do get the impression that they are related in gnome somehow; they are as follows: ...
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Where does these emojis come from?

I have installed noto-emoji (thanks google!) but some of them are still the default from Ubuntu. I have NOT installed Symbola (ancient ttf font) See screenshot from getemoji.com - the ones marked ...
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Wine font scaling fails in MDI windows using higher DPI setting on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the application DNA Master for a class which looks like it's built as an MDI application on the MFC framework. For some reason font scaling doesn't seem to work properly in the embedded ...
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Changed font scaling, but now other apps (google chrome) are still tiny

So there's an option in Google Chrome to increase the page zoom or whatever, but what about font scaling? The URL text is still too tiny, the addon icons are still too tiny... it just simply doesn't ...
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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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How do I tell fontconfig to use “anything but this font”

Suppose I have a specific font A on my system that has great unicode coverage, but looks rather ugly. How do I set up fontconfig so that it only uses that font if nothing else is available? The ...
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Ugly fonts in Mozilla/Chrome

I came from Windows and just found one bad thing in Ubuntu - Font is absolutely hard for read and ugly. Look at this to see what I mean: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0895jgi88d http://...
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Latex font as ubuntu system font

I would like to make fonts used by latex (xelatex to be precise) available as system font. Since I only find a lot of questions asking the reverse, I am not sure if it is possible at all. My ...
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Fonts are not displayed?

Both Chromium and Firefox are not displaying the local font. It seems the Nepali unicode is not configured. How can i set it up? solution : simply find the font you need ... for me at http://...
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Font smoothing not working for Windows fonts

I'm having an issue with Windows fonts not being smoothed in Ubuntu 15.10. I copied the contents of the Fonts directory from my Windows 10 install to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/windows10 and ran fc-...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer Download Failure

I know there's already a lot of duplicates for this, but for some reason, I just can't get ttf-mscorefonts-installer to stop bugging me with the error message. I've followed the steps from here: &...
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small font and icons in lockscreen

I've had issues like this since I installed ubuntu on my ASUS ux303LB with Nvidia graphics and 3200x1800 resolution, but after messing around with the scaling in display properties and the font in ...
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Making xterm use unifont

This might be an exceedingly silly question, but I can't seem to solve it anyway. I want to use GNU's Unifont in xterm, and with the purpose in mind I installed the package xfonts-unifont, but to no ...
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Small Icons and text on 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 on my Asus ux303lb with Nvidia graphics and the resolution is 3200x1800 and everything looked smaller than it should be. Both the apps and text were very small, I managed ...
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Weird fonts in Chromium after installing PipeLight

I executed the following commands in order to install PipeLight: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi -y sudo ...
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How can I install Gangal's font in Linux?

I use Sopi Marathi software in Windows for Marathi Typing. But I unable to read that font into Linux. How can I install Gangal's font in Ubuntu?? I read http://techblog.shyamjoshi.in/...
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Using terminus font in LibreOffice

I've got Terminus (>fc-match terminus => ter-u12n_iso-8859-1.pcf.gz: "Terminus" "Regular") working fine in my terminal and in Emacs. But LibreO doesn't see it. The source has this in the README Q. ...