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

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Font: installed font “proggy” produces bad quality character in terminal

I just installed the true type version of proggy fonts (listed below) to improve my terminal experience (differentiate between 1 and l, S and $, 0 and O), by placing downloaded and extracted font ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chrome Chinese font inconsistencies

Starting from the last several weeks, my Ubuntu 14.04's Chrome display of Chinese web sites has been experiencing the following inconsistencies: some characters appeared bolder than others, some other ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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How can I change to one of the many system installed fonts in KDE5 konsole?

I have KDE 5 installed and would like to install a patched font for powerline. I already ran the script to install the fonts into ~/.fonts but when editing the konsole profile, I see a very limited ...
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Font error in Evince

When I open a pdf file in Evince from a terminal: I/O Error: Cannot open '/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/tex-gyre/texgyrecursor-regular.otf' Syntax Error: failed to load ...
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How to get Apple Color Emojis to work on Ubuntu?

In order to get Emojis rendered on Ubuntu machines, one can simply install the ttf-ancient-fonts package. But these are not coloured and by far not as nice as the well-known Apple Color Emojis. How ...
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Ugly fonts in Clion on Ubuntu

I did this Ugly fonts in Java applications on Ubuntu but my CLion still looks very ugly: What can I do to fix this?
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Need to fix fonts which are too large to be able to use the GUI. 14.04

From the Unity sidebar I can open System Settings, Displays, Resolution. But the resolution is already set at 1920 x 1080 (the max allowed) and I also can't access the Apply button to apply any ...
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Some webpages the font looks like it was squished

For some reason the font looks like it was all squished to the sides. Here is an example of reddit (My resolution is 1920x1080) Using Nvidia Drivers 333.31 or something like that ...
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Ugly/Non Anti-Aliased fonts in Java-Swing Applications

I've recently switched to Ubuntu and I've installed Oracle's Java JDK 8u45 (32 bit) using the webupd8team/java repository. Everything seems to be working fine except that the Java-Swing applications ...
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How to set crisp fonts in new KDE?

Just updated my Kubuntu to a new version with new KDE. But looks like my fonts are getting bad look because of too much blurred fonts. I tried to play with antialiasing levels in Fonts options but ...
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text distortion on ubuntu after resuming from suspend

any suggestions? as the photo shows the font in certain applications on UI is partial or missing totally. I have experienced this on at least 2 different versions of ubuntu 14.04 (as I remember) and ...
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Is the font WC3 friendly and what does it default to in a browser?

Is the ubuntu font WC3 friendly (regulations) and what does it default to in a browser should the viewer browser not be complaint ?
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Stable Release 14.04, garbled text

I have some strange font issues with my laptop while running 14.04. I'm running an XPS 13, with an extremely high resolution, and I have some strange garbled text issues. I don't seem to have this ...
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Getting in-line numerals with EB Garamond

I just installed the EB Garamond font. I'm using LibreOffice Writer. The characters are great but the numerals are 'old-style' - not in line. Apparently, the font comes with a feature called lnum that ...
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Where really is fonts.conf in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've read that ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated as of version 12.04. However, in my freshly installed Kubuntu 15.04 I see that there are: ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf And also ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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Fonts problem - <test></test> 12.04

I'm trying to install and run a program working on java (.jar files) and when I run it, I get this in terminal Blockquote david@latop:~/Desktop$ Fontconfig warning: ...
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How do I restore my font sizes after using wine (800x600)?

After playing a full screen game in wine @800x600 I use xrandr to reset my monitor settings which are @ 1600x900 & 1440x900. When I do this, however my fonts become tiny. How do I keep my fonts ...
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Cannot refigure/restore fontconfig - and therefore have squares where letters should be. HELP Please

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I did an update and an upgrade through the Terminal. Since then my fonts are, for want of a better description, wonky. Some places they show up as squares, some in ...
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Change Thai font in Gnome

I'm learning Thai language, so I added Thai keyboard in Gnome. After some months thai font appearance has changed, by itself, in every program (gedit, iceweasel, ecc..) and now letters are smaller, ...
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Fonts/images in Chrome being smoothed excessively

I just restarted Chrome and noticed this problem...various fonts and images (mostly text) are being anti-aliased wayyyy too much. If you look at the attached image, you'll see that the bookmark bar ...
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How to change the font displayed on the Details pane of Software Updater during Installation?

How can you change the default font shown in the Details Pane of the Software Updater (update-manager) during the "Installing Updates..." process, when the terminal output is shown? I think the ...
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How to change all Font colors in Ubuntu 14?

Through "Application Appearance" I can access most colors, bot not the colors used for Text in the Task Manager and on the Desktop or for the Drive and folder names in Dolphin (its always white). Also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Matlab R2014a plot fontsize does not change

I have tried the suggestion in this thread http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1238-font-size-changes-in-figures however after title(plotTitle, 'fontsize',16) xlabel('Range ...
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How to change colour of the search bar in the panel?

In the panel there is a magnifying glass which allows to search through the programs installed in the computer: Question: How can I change the colour of the font in the search bar for example from ...
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Japanese characters show as boxes in steam on playonlinux

I have installed steam through playonlinux however Japanese characters are showing as boxes. I am not Japanese and would rather the text be English so I understand it however it is incredibly annoying ...
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HiDPI font missing characters

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 3200x1600 display on 14.10 When I boot up many characters in the UI (menus etc.) are blank. If I use the Tweak Tool to change the font hinting from the current setting to any ...
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Two different computers, one missing a font, same Operating System

I have a question about fonts. I have 14.10 installed on both my laptop and my desktop. On the Desktop I can see Courier New, but on the laptop I can only see Courier Pitch 10. I really want to use ...
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epstopdf complains “/undefined in /findfont” ubuntu 14.04

From one point suddenly the epstopdf tool doesn't work any more on my Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to convert an eps file to a pdf one and get the following error: Command line: epstopdf tmp.eps tmp.pdf ...
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Weird font-rendering issue after Firefox crashes

I'm running Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04, and sometimes Firefox freezes and once it's back it starts rendering fonts in a really weird and distracting way. I've had a similar crash before that also ...
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font size in unity launcher became extremely small

Unity mail has an icon on the launcher that displays a counter with the total unread emails of the connected accounts. Suddenly the fonts of the numbers became so small that are unreadable. Same ...
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How to generate config files from gnome-settings-daemon?

I'm trying to convert from Gnome to just using i3-wm, but am having a problem with converting most of my settings which include, but are not limited to: Theming - fixing Ugly "default"-looking ...
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How to add bold style to a font

I have a font that has only regular style, and as some programs don't show an option for bold when the font does not have that style (last Inkscape version, for example), I can't have emphasized text. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not support Windows TrueType(Symbol) fonts?

I've been trying to copy "Symbol.ttf" font from my Windows 7 laptop to my Ubuntu desktop. I know, I know, EULA probably does not allow me to do that, and I could browse the pages I need via my ...
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Font dependency on network

I have a PC running Xubuntu 14.04, and for development purposes am disabling/enabling the network (trying to build some robustness into an application). The thing is: the machine behaves strangely ...
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Parenteses in Liberation Sans font don't look the same at 10 points

I defined Libearation Mono as the default font for my Konsole (Kubuntu 14.04) at size 10. I thought it was just me as open and close parenteses () didn't look the same. I then used Kmag tool to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Scale for menus and title bars behavior

I have Asus Zenbbok with display resolution 2560 x 1440. I use scale for menus and title bars feature of Unity and I figured that 1.75 scale factor is optimal for me. But there is one problem, on ...
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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How to reinstall all fonts in Ubuntu after they are all removed?

I have deleted all fonts in my fonts folder (accidentaly) and I have white squares which replace all fonts in Ubuntu. Have you got an idea to reinstall all defaults fonts ? Thanks.
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fontconfig error

After every installation of any package I end up with an error with fontconfig. I tried to install one more thing so I could show you what appears: Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... ...
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Resizing a terminal session changes font size, not just the session window

I am making a TELNET connection to a server which resizes the terminal window from 80 to 132 wide then back and forth. Currently I just leave the font small enough so that when it resizes to 132 it ...
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Graphic problem with Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 a few days ago, and there seems to be some problem with font rendering.[See screenshot attached] It seems to happen only with text in window elements (title bars ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Libreoffice : different render between windows and linux version

I have a problem with document edited on LibreOffice Windows : they take much more space when i open it on the linux version of LibreOffice. Originally, the document were created on MS Office. Then ...
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Unity Tweak Tool Font

Each time I restart my PC font scaling value changes in unity tweak tool. I have scaling set to 0.875 in Settings>Display as well. So I believe that's causing the matter. So after each reboot I reset ...
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league of legends on playonlinux instore font rp and ip icons missing

my store is working fine, it just doesn't show boxes and the RP icon and the IP symbol I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I have Playonlinux wine con-fig installed internet explorer 8 installed on wine con-fig ...
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Font Aliasing 14.10 Unity Tweak

I run 14.10 with Unity and use the Unity Tweak tool. When I installed I put in Droid and Noto fonts. I use AMD card with Sony TV at 1360x768. All has been fine but I turned my system on after ...