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

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Update from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 changed fonts

I just upgraded my Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, but now all the fonts look different and I really would like to have the old fonts back. I tried to use other fonts but they also look rather bad. So how can ...
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weird font size setting in different apps and random places

ever since the update from 13.10 to 14.04 i have a font-size issue. for example. With Evolution email the email will show in extremely large font-size (~18px) while the folders and menu's are ...
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Strange glitches on initial login

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with full-disk encryption, my computer boots up fairly quickly. When I first log in to my account, four strange glitches happen all at the same time, and all ...
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Ubuntu fonts are wrong after installing Wine and MS “corefonts”

I installed Wine as well as the "MS corefonts" add-on. The fonts inside my Windows apps are okay, but the fonts in Ubuntu are wrong -- both the monospace font used in forms like the one this post is ...
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Is there an option to make xterm's font size much larger than Huge?

I use exterm often and always ctrl + right-click to set the font size to Huge. However, I find that Huge is very small in high-res devices. It looks really tiny on my laptop's 10 inch fullhd monitor. ...
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Could not init font path element /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType, removing from list!

I am trying to install xvfb on my ubuntu server(without desktop) in order to run a selenium test case. I followed this tutorial but while running the below code it showed me error like: root@test-...
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How to fix overlapping text on some pages while using Chrome?

Similar to this question: Why is the font spacing on some websites broken? I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Google Chrome and I'm experiencing an issue where some webpages have overlapping text. The text ...
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Ubuntu terminal not displaying unicode properly

I'm on 13.04 32-bit version. I'm working on this regEx library with unicode features. The problem is when there is unicode characters to display in the terminal it doesn't display in the proper manner....
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How do I fix Google Earth 6.2.2 theme and fonts in 12.04?

Here is the problem. I would like to know how to get Google Earth using better fonts with anti-aliasing for English and Japanese. Don't know what these fonts are but they are hideous and completely ...
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Is it possible to move font blocks in OpenType fonts?

I've received a font and it has all the Cyrillic letters in Latin-1 block, thus replacing phonetic characters. So I have to type "òåñò" to get "тест". Can it be fixed?
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How to make Window Title font upper-case?

I would like to know if it is possible to make it so that the window title font in Ubuntu is always displayed as uppercase. For the font I want to use, lowercase does not look nice. Thank you!
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Fonts in Netbeans

I installed Netbeans and I noticed that the fonts that I had in my GUI on Windows is not the same and I cant find the font anywhere in the list of fonts. How can I get all the fonts into Netbeans
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font problem in ubuntu 16.4. Devanagari, hindi, Malayalam, fonts looks like splitted into consonants

font problem in ubuntu 16.4. Devanagari, hindi, Malayalam, fonts looks like splitted into consonants.
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Why does the console output stop being bold half way on startup?

I have my Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 installation setup so that I get the verbose console output on startup (I upgraded from 15.10 where I already had it enabled). During the upgrade somewhere ...
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Problem with fonts Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I have changed rendering to Sub-pixel smoothing(LCDs) and now I have same light and regular widths of fonts. Also know it doesn't show any difference between medium and bold fonts. When I try to ...
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Ubuntu touch desktop mode display settings

I have a couple of questions about the desktop mode on ubuntu touch (I currently have a Meizu Pro 5). When I connect the phone to an external display (1920x1080 screen, I think, using a Microsoft ...
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How to keep order of words merging Arabic and English in libreoffice writer?

Whenever I type in writer using Arabic and try to use some English terms the format (shape/order) of the words gets messy and I have to translate those term into Arabic which is not useful can any one ...
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This font could not be displayed - (gedit)

i'm having problem with my text editor (gedit) on ubuntu 16.04. How to fix it? thanks.
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Removing specific Fonts and how to identify the packages they belong to?

How to find and remove fonts ( I know this have been asked many times - and searching gives you 20 ways to install 1 to remove ) In Font Manager I see 734 Font Families I do like beautifull fonts, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 64 bit: cursor is small thumbnail of doc, system runs slow, frame by frame

I believed I was having an issue with my AMD HD5450 card, replaced driver then system would not proceed beyond Ubuntu splash screen and ended up using dpkg -r fglrx-dev fglrx-amdcccle fglrx System ...
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PDF font falls back to DejaVu Sans, need a monospace replacement

I have a PDF that features code fragments and it references Courier Std (which is not available on my system and I am not planning to buy it either). The problem is that in the Evince Document Viewer (...
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Gtk theming in applications changed after update, so have nautilus fonts

After I updated Ubuntu 16.04, the fonts in nautilus and desktop and a bunch of other places have changed and don't look their usual self. Here is how the fonts look like now: Also the theming in ...
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Adding Fonts to home/.fonts changes firefox fonts

I added about 35 free fonts that I downloaded off the internet into ~/.fonts (the folder didn't exist so i made it). This in Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I added the files mainly for image editors but not just ...
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fontconfig-infinality changes are not getting reflected on Qt4.8.7

I have installed fontconfig-infinality on ubuntu 14.04 to solve qt4.8.7 Antialiasing/Font-Hinting issue. Using Ubuntu Font. Made changes on /etc/profile.d/infinality-settings.sh and doing logout-...
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Ubuntu Touch: change font

I love my Bq Aquaris M10, but I have some trouble with the default font every now and then. So like on Ubuntu Desktop, I would like to change the font. Is there any way to do that? I dont mind using ...
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Why changing system default fonts won't work for menu items?

I have installed unity-tweak-tool and tinkered with the font settings. I have set all fonts to italic. However, it seems not applicable to all fields. For example, items in drop down menu and pop-up ...
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Change font size of all BasKet notes at once

I would like to know how to change the font size of ALL BasKet notes at once. Selecting all notes in one basket makes the font toolbar grayed out, so this does not work.
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MathJax style in chromium browser

In the chromium browser, MathJax usually show up like this: but on windows and LaTeX, it is Is there a way to change it?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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Login fail on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, with Fontconfig warning

I got a brand new Ubuntu laptop. It showed a upgrade to 14.04 LTS (i know its old). After upgrading, it fails on login. On login, termial shows "Fontconfig warning" similar to links below, and logs ...
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Can't Find Adobe Source Code Pro Font with “Regular” Weight after Installation?

I installed the font Source Code Pro by copying the fonts into /usr/share/fonts. However, now whenever I want to use the font, I cannot find the "Regular" weight of the font. There seems to be two "...