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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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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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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Why these smudges happening on my desktop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. After a while of using it, the screens will have rubbish and smudges as in the pic. Here is my card info and driver: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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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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Using installed fonts in gnome-terminal

Recently I have been messing with gnome-terminal to make it look more appealing. I tried using installed fonts that were in my ~/.fonts folder (installed with Font Viewer) but when I edit the ...
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Why does Roboto Regular display as bold?

I downloaded the Roboto font from the Android website. All the weights—including Roboto Regular—display properly in the font viewer, but when I try to set it as my title bar font (with ...
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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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Nepali Font Rendering Problem in Firefox

I have installed so many nepali fonts in my computer. But firefox do not show all nepali fonts properly.
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Missing adobe helvetica font on 13.10

xxx:~$ xlsfonts -fn -adobe-helvetica-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-* xlsfonts: pattern "-adobe-helvetica-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" unmatched I need this font for R. How do I fix this?
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How to change toolbar/right-click menu font size?

I'm new to Ubuntu and my toolbar font is hardly readable, so is the right-click menu font and clock. I didn't have this problem at first but after a few startups. Any solutions?
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS VPS + Wine + .exe + ttf Fonts + Autologon and Autostart

I have 2 Questions to any Linux or Ubuntu PRO here: 1)How to install wingding.ttf under Wine (in Ubuntu Server). ...i tried many ways and i can use this font under LibreOffice e.g. but it doesnt work ...
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Install font Tahoma in ubuntu

When I installing font Tahoma, with this code, i have 2 errors (permissions denied). Sorry for my English. : ) tomasz@TomaszPC:~$ cabextract -F 'tahoma*ttf' IELPKTH.CAB IELPKTH.CAB: WARNING; ...
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Infinality font patches ignore environment variables

I installed Infinality patches for Freetype font renderer on my Ubuntu 13.10 system. I wanted to emulate Windows fonts. I tried a few pre-defined themes (Win7 and OSX2) in infctl.sh. It really ...
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Eclipse code fonts are not readable, font color and bg color are the same

cannot read codes in eclipse. The font color is same as bg color any fix for this? The font color is same as background color, can we change this to a human readable form? is there any options in ...
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Check marks and box are gone?

Usually in some video games, eg Left 4 Dead 2, Garry's Mod, and Team Fortress 2, the places where check boxes usually are, are replaced with a single letter; usually t or l. How can I get them to show ...
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font size on HTPC, with VNC

I use ubuntu to run a home-theater PC at home. I simply use the ubuntu desktop, and run vlc and chrome-browser on the TV. This works fine for us. I'd like to sometimes log into the machine with VNC, ...
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Increase more than 18 the font size in all tty?

In this post appear the is only possible to use number 18 in all tty, but I want to increase more than this, like this image below ![fedora core][2] Is possible to make exactly equal?
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Square boxes on window dialogues

I have this annoying issue with Ubuntu that suddenly popped up, I'm getting Square Boxes as my font on the authentication dialogue box and I have no idea why this has happened. How can I fix this? ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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Loading CPU 100% and HDD activity always on non-stop, when installing new a few font type

I have just install new a few fonts in Ubuntu 13.10 with the reason for improving compatible font with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other Windows app, especially for app and other software ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” pop-up after installing/uninstalling ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I had to install Wine for some purpose,and with Wine,it's dependency ttf-mscorefonts-installer had to be installed. While installing Wine through Synaptic, in first attempt, ...
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telugu fonts not rendered correctly in libreoffice

words like padmini, smarana etc where the 'm' is below, here the next letter (ni and ra in the examples) is written over the previous m. spacing is incorrect. these are just two examples, essentially ...
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How do I disable the automatic superscripting of numbers?

I am writing my thesis and it is highly annoying that I need to type a space after ^ if I want to write a^2 instead of a². I am using LaTeX and other software that do not understand a². Is it ...
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How to solve Unity default font showing squares?

Using unity-teak-tool to change default font from Ubuntu 11, to Helvetica is not working properly. I installed the fonts in /usr/share/fonts and they are all OpenType. However, when I set default font ...
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Is there an opensource alternative to FontPrep?

I switched from mac os to Ubuntu. So far it's going great, but I'm missing one small application: fontprep. It's used to generate webfonts. Please see the FontPrep website. I'm wondering if there's ...
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How to use entypo font in kolourpaint

i installed the entypo font http://www.entypo.com/characters/ but how to use it ? I want to use it in kolourpaint and i don't find the way to write characters.
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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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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 ...