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

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How can I set and get the tty console font?

1.How can I set the font and size of the TTYs? The command: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup allows me to choose certain fonts/sizes that cannot be installed (an error message appears after the ...
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Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine

Office fonts in wine look very different from what they look in Windows or LibreOffice. As can be seen from the attached screenshots, they look blurry in some sizes and aliased in other sizes. You ...
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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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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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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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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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myanmar font on firefox at ubuntu didn't work out

I am a new user of ubuntu 12.04 from MYANMAR. I tried to install myanmar font to read the myanmar website but it didn't work out. Please Someone can help me out?
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Fonts look squashed or stretched in the browser on Ubuntu

Fonts in the browser on Ubuntu look look squashed/stretched compared to Windows/OSX. This image shows exactly what I mean: http://i.stack.imgur.com/suUXX.png I installed msttcorefonts and ...
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Table rendering in Ubuntu Firefox

I need to input sports result data on a website quite regularly. The table appears offset in Ubuntu (using Firefox and Chrome) ie the input boxes do not match with the vertical input descriptions. ...
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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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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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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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Adding Hindi Fonts to Ubuntu Font Family

I wish to add more Hindi fonts to the Ubuntu Font Library, so that I can use them in LibreOffice. The three font types are available on this website in TTF format on this website. ...
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Where can I customize window sizes of Notifications in KDE?

On my 13 inch 3200x1800px screen if I click on an icon in the bottom right corner the popping up window is far too small: How can I change the window width of those popup notifications?
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How to install multiple ttf fonts for system-wide usage?

I had "WinFonts" folder in home directory including many true type fonts (.ttf) which I would like to install to be applied for use widely across Ubuntu system and apps. I need help guiding me to make ...
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How do I stop one of my installed fonts from overriding other web fonts?

I installed a font with font-viewer (Helvetica Neue, if it matters) and now many websites (notably YouTube) are displayed with that font. This is especially annoying since Helvetica Neue is a very ...
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Question about using ubuntu fonts inside a website as @font-face

I'm a web developer and I want to use Ubuntu font for many (non commercial and commercial) websites. I have read the license text file and still didn't get it. Can I freely use all Ubuntu fonts ?
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Ubuntu Antialiasing problem

i'm using ubuntu 12.04.3. My problem is after i restart my laptop, the fonts is change to normal and not in antialiasing. Mozilla and Google chrome also facing the same problem.Then i go to guest ...
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I was trying to install a font on Ubuntu 12.04 and after the text displayed as boxes.Can someone help me?

I was trying to fix the problem in the game Kerbal space Program where no text displays, and after installing the "Microsoft core fonts" and rebooting, the login only displayed white boxes instead of ...
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Per-monitor font hinting

I have two displays out of which one is rotated to be vertical. Is there a way to set font hinting to be VRGB on vertical display and RGB for horizontal display?
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Typing caron: only ě works

I am trying to type a caron symbol above vowels (for Pinyin). After a disappointing amount of searching I turned the left flag key into compose and can now do leftflagkey, shift , (<), e to get ě ...
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Incorrect Helvetica font

My problem is that Helvetica is rendered as condensed. This is a reference image, rendered with xelatex: In all applications, the condensed version is selected instead of the regular one (image ...
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update to ubuntu 13.1 has caused blurry fonts in Wine app

I just updated to 13.1 and have noticed the application I run in Wine now has very blurry fonts in some places. This did not happen until I upgraded to 13.1.
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After the upgrade 13.04 to 13.10 I have problems with characters rendering in a weird way

Since the upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 some characters in a text render in a weird way. As if pixels in the characters are missing. It seems to be random. Sometimes it's in the terminal, another time ...
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How to increase Evernote's GUI font size?

I'm running Evernote using PlayOnLinux (Wine). When I scale the font using the Wine configuration (to 140 dpi for example), the font of notes increases but the GUI font of Evernote is too small. I ...
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How can I repair a ttf-umefont installation

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and I started to upgrade to 13.10. Upgrading started well, files were sucessfully downloaded but a crash message appeared: <type ´exceptions.SystemError´> (E: The package ...
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Installing Traditional Chinese language to support adobe reader

Whenever I try to open pdf forms in Adobe reader (version 9.5.5), it prompts a dialog box saying that I need to install traditional Chinese Font to view the contents. I these fonts installed in my ...
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The monospace font rendering is broken

The monospace font renderer seems to have problem with rendering monospace fonts, especially with Ubuntu Mono font. Some line's width is different. It seems like the font is shrinked to half size ...
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Changing the size of the boot-up font

I want to reduce the size of the font that's used for the bootup information in grub2 such as the menu of operating systems. I'm running Kubuntu 13.10. I thought of using grub-mkfont, but: I ...
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Can't display other font than sans

My Ubuntu install (upgrade from 13.04) no longer displays any font that is not regular sans. I don't have a monospace font (miss it so much!), terminals and everywhing displays in the same font but ...
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Regenerating fonts cache never finishes

when I try to update or install something (either via the software center or via apt-get update and then via sudo dpkg --configure -a), Ubuntu (13.04) starts to regenerate the fonts cache, and the ...
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font garbled on remote desktop from 13.04

When I try to take remote desktop of my windows pc the font get grabled(especially the small letters, cap letters are displayed properly). I face this issue only in ubuntu 13.04 also in lubuntu 13.04. ...
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How do I change the vertical font-spacing of system fonts?

I just changed the system fonts form Ubuntu to Helvetica Neue using the Advanced Settings package from the Ubuntu Store (Unity Tweak Tool). The problem is, the fonts are not vertically centred with ...
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font issues mozila firefox

I am getting missing fonts in firefox. Is there anyway for getting the missing fonts ?
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how to increase the font and icon in Ubuntu and in the installed software?

I am buying a 15' notebook with Full HD resolution but the icon and the text are too litle for me Can I change these value? and for the text inside the installed programs (menu programs, etc)? Is it ...
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Ubuntu font still stuck in Wingdings

Hello Ubuntu Communtiy, We are still stuck in the Webdings font. If anyone would check out the pastebin and see what was downloaded form the USB and can provide ANY suggestions how to change back to ...
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Alternative fonts in font settings

Is it possible to define font alternatives in Gnome font settings? For example to use an alternative font for the additional characters Ubuntu font doesn’t have. I used comma just like CSS: ...
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Ubuntu minimal install font rendering

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using the minimal CD. Then I installed gnome-shell and am slowly installing the applications I need as I need them. Default font rendering on Ubuntu is, in my opinion, one ...
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what are the monospace fonts?

Simple question, what are the monospace fonts ? I know that are fixed size fonts and that are used on terminal, but how can I know which are monospace ? and why if I change it I dont see any change on ...
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Molecule Xscreensaver has almost unreadable text - Xubuntu 12.04-2 LTS

I previously had Kubuntu, but didn't like all of the bloat of KDE, and since I use open-box KDE wasn't necessary, so I moved. However now the text in *most Xscreensavers are unreadable, fixed width ...
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Replace fonts in certain apps only

I use Ubuntu 13.04 and, for work compatibility purposes, I have installed the Microsoft Core font package. I have already added some entries to my .fonts.conf in order to replace fonts names such as ...
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Viewing and typing emoji icons

Is there any way to view and type Apple emoji icons on an ubuntu desktop? They are extremely common on Twitter and Facebook but they either display as boxes or black&white vectors.
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After installing Netflix app, web browsers have changed font and styling

I installed the Netflix app by following the instructions on OMG Ubuntu: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/how-to-use-netflix-on-ubuntu Now however, my web browsers have changed their style settings ...
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default Chinese font in raring

the default Chinese font in 13.04 seems to be incorrect for some reason. I've just done a brand-new clean install to test, and if I install the two major Chinese fonts (packages fonts-arphic-uming ...
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Harf Buzz was implemented?

One of the new features of Gnome 3.6 is the new font render motor HarfBuzz what improve the font quality, HarfBuzz is included with Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity? That is all
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How does Ubuntu achieve RGB subpixel rendering for Mono applications?

Distributions in the *Ubuntu ecosystem support proper RGB subpixel rendering in Mono based applications (e.g. Banshee) by default, i.e. out of the box without any additional configuration ...
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oki microline 320 turbo, printing from command line (lpr -P ML320-1TURBO) produces unreadable font

I have to use the oki microline 320 turbo dot matrix printer for many customers. It installs perfectly via the USB cable and selects the foomatic/okiibm driver and foomatic-rip filter. When ...
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fontconfig not recognizing some droid fonts after last update ubuntu 14.04

after last update ubuntu 14.04, some fonts disappeared from fonts list in google chrome and other apps in ubuntu except libreoffice that appear and work fine and i try fresh install ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Issues with performance and screen fonts

I've had Ubuntu on my system for a little over two years now. I'm running 12.04 currently and recently I've faced a number of issues with the system. It hangs way too often and mostly when I'm on ...
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Unicode fonts render incorrectly in Terminal

My Ubuntu 13.04 terminal renders Unicode Indic fonts incorrectly, but they are rendered correctly in Firefox, gedit, Chrome etc. How can I fix this? Works fine in: Firefox, Chrome, Gedit, Open Office ...