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

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How to install xorg-x11-fonts

I need to install xorg-x11-fonts. I was searching in Google how to install them but couldn't really find anything. I need it for Ubuntu 11.04.
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What's the default serif font in firefox?

I'm trying to come up with a solid font stack that incorporates fonts typically found on an ubuntu install. font-family=serif looks great, but for obvious reasons, this isn't appropriate for other ...
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How do I make urxvt render xft fonts?

I wonder whether there's a way to make urxvt render xft fonts: URxvt.font: xft:Droid Sans Mono Slashed:pixelsize=9:Regular URxvt.boldFont: xft:Droid Sans Mono Slashed:pixelsize=9:Bold ...
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How can I enable font smoothing when I connect to a Windows server with Terminal Services Client?

When I fire up remote desktop on Windows and connect to my server (Windows Server 2008), the fonts look pretty smooth. I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday and when I use rdesktop to connect the ...
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How can I request that a font be added to the official repositories?

I think it would be beneficial to have the Cardo font included in Ubuntu's official repositories. Where can I make this kind of request?
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Google Chrome Address Bar Font has gone too large, how can we reduce it

Running Unity on my desktop (2*20" LCD displays), I initiated a standard daily update on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today and Google Chrome updated itself to Version 35.0.1916.114. The URL address bar input ...
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Why is Firefox using archaic Japanese characters instead of modern ones?

This problem keeps coming back, no matter how many times I've killed it. I am seeing undesired versions of Japanese characters in my interface. (Particularly in Firefox, if that makes a difference). ...
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Is there a way to query fonts that support a particular Unicode range?

I would like to find out which fonts actually have glyphs in a particular Unicode range (such as Cyrillic, Armenian, Georgian etc). I am familiar with Character Map and Font Matrix programs, but there ...
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Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than firefox on the same system?

Why is the font size in google-chrome smaller than the font size in firefox when displaying exactly the same web page (for example, wikipedia) in the same Ubuntu 11.04 system? How can I make both use ...
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Find the correct package for a given font?

Today I did a fresh install of ubuntu 10.04. In my .Xdefaults file there are following lines: urxvt*font: -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal--24-240-75-75-m-150-iso8859-1 urxvt*boldFont: ...
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Fonts totally unreadable

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and my fonts are all just small rectangles with nothing in them. They are completely unreadable. EVEN THE FONTS IN THE TERMINAL. Thank god the fonts in my ...
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How to fix Netbeans 7.4 (and Netbeans 8.0) Ugly Text and Popups in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've tried various workarounds, but I haven't yet found a way to make the fonts in Netbeans look right. I've tried changing the config files of Netbeans, and trying the instructions here that don't ...
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How do Ubuntu LibreOffice builds differ from vanilla LibreOffice builds?

I've got a question about LibreOffice that's been bugging me since OpenOffice: The versions of LO that come on the Ubuntu disc or from the PPA always have nice font rendering, but whenever I download ...
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How do you change the font color in the Unity panel?

With my current (and favorite) theme the Unity panel is black text on a black background. Is there a way to set the font color in Unity or the theme somehow?
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gVIM has too much space between characters

I installed ubuntu 12.04 lts yesterday, and didn't change any system setting, but gvim can't get correct font display, there's too much space between character. Screeshot : ...
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How to change the fallback font for missing languages?

The Arabic language in the new Ubuntu font is missing, so it has to fallback to the standard font, but the problem is that the standard font isn't good, and I want to replace it with Tahoma. Is there ...
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Chromium fonts are buggy

In Ubuntu 10.10 I changed KDE applications fonts settings on «systemsettings» (I enabled anti-aliasing, I think this is the problem), and all fonts in Chromium Browser do not render as they would, ...
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Chrome fonts not displaying properly after installing texlive

I installed texlive 2010 and ran fc-cache -fvs to update font cache. After that some fonts are not displaying properly in google chrome. In firefox it is working fine. What could be the problem?
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How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I was slightly annoyed to find no easy way to change the icons and fonts on the appearances window. Apparently, you have ...
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Italic text in Steam under Wine [closed]

Running steam using wine. Works perfectly except for a small error: All my text is italic for some reason. I'm using the latest wine release 1.3.12 and Ubuntu 10.10 Thought I'd try here first, ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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Fonts in message area too small to read in Thunderbird

I use Thunderbird as my email client. For some reason fonts in the message area are so small that they are unreadable. This includes the Thunderbird welcome screen font.
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Fonts are not properly displayed in X applications [closed]

Why my r is looking like r? Just look at the images
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Monospace and Ubuntu Mono

When trying to set the default font in terminal. There are two 'monospace' fonts that interested me: 1. Ubuntu Mono 2. Monospace. I found Ubuntu Mono in /usr/share/fonts, but I couldn't find the other ...
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Is there a way to install multiple fonts on Ubuntu without needing to do them one at a time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install fonts? This has been itching at me for a while and It would be great to know if theres a way to do this because, I have lots of fonts (ttf) I want to ...
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Font rendering in Firefox is blurry

A picture is worth a thousand words... so does anyone know how to fix this font blurriness in Firefox? (You'll need to right-click the picture below go to View Image to view it full-size; it's too ...
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How do I find out the name of the font used to display some specific text on the screen?

I want something that runs on my computer that somehow interrogates X and tells me exactly the font, not a guess.
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Terminal-specific font settings

Since sharp fonts are better for my eyes, I use the MS fonts with full hinting and no anti-aliasing, system wide. It works great for all applications, but the terminal. I've found no fixed-width font ...
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Is there any good font editor?

There is any good font editor for ubuntu? Like high-logic Font editor for win. I tried Doubletype, but not worked very well, and really outdated.
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How can I change the size of the Dash font?

I've just installed and configured Ubuntu 12.04 on my machine. I've changed all font sizes, with the myunity tool, and they're now all set to the Ubuntu font size 9. However, I can't find anywhere in ...
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Some Fonts don't appear in LibreOffice

I installed some fonts (mingliu.ttc) by putting them in ~/.fonts/ The font is visible in other applications (such as Abiword & Firefox). But it does not appear in the font menu of LibreOffice. ...
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How to add new fonts to gimp?

With this question I refer to the one, where to add fonts to libreoffice : Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice? How can I add new fonts to gimp ?
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Change font color of inactive apps on KDE taskbar

How can I set minimized apps' names on taskbar (they call it taskmanager widget in kde I believe, that panel at the bottom) NOT to be gray? Ie where can I change its font, in system settings I can ...
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Ubuntu Software Center rendering glitch with NVIDIA drivers

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my HDD, after that I had some problems because I couldn't boot Ubuntu and the pc booted with Windows instead. (Dual boot screen didn’t appear). I solved this through boot ...
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How do I finetune subpixel font anti-aliasing?

After a recent tour through Gnome3, KDE and Unity my font anti-aliasing in XFCE4 has changed in a subtle way (not sure if it was any of the DEs that changed the setting or any of the dependencies that ...
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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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To use the license of Ubuntu Font face, what specifically i have to cite in my website?

I want to use the fonts available in http://font.ubuntu.com/ in my personal website, but I dont know what text I have to include in "Legal Information & Notices" section of my website. I have ...
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How to deal with configuration style warnings occuring from TexLive 2012 installation?

I followed the advice of izx on how to install TexLive 2012 using the texlive-backports PPA. Before I started I removed all TexLive-related packages. The installation finished and everything seems to ...
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Are True Type fonts (TTF) standard on Ubuntu?

I know I can use .ttf (True Type Font) files on Windows. If I want to install them I just klick on the file and if its not on the system the font is getting installed. Is this the same way on ubuntu? ...
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KDE fonts not rendering bold in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with some KDE programs: kate and yakuake. Neither of these programs will render bold font. Instead, the font appears as "Regular". How can I fix this? The image below shows an ...
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Hindi Font Problem in Chrome

I am using Google Chrome. I am facing problem in using Hindi News. which shows bullets instead of proper hindi text. but this same thing is not happening with Firefox it shows Hindi font . when i ...
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How to change the login (gdm) font and font-size?

In Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.10, I was able to do this using the following method: sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow to enable ...
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How to change the default monospaced font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? In Oneiric Ocelot, the default monospaced font in "Ubuntu Mono" with size 13; I can see it from the gedit Preferences. In ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available

I'm trying to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server, but I get Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available, but is referred to by another package. Do I need ...
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What makes fonts in Ubuntu as sharp as fonts optimized by ClearType on Windows?

What program or configuration is responsible for making fonts sharp and clear?
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What packages do I need to compile .tex documents using XeLaTeX?

I'm aware of the existence of similar threads on this forum. But any of replies mach to my problem. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and I hadn't problems with fonts till I've decided to use XeLaTeX instead of ...
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What is the correct Fontconfig syntax for substituting a given uninstalled font with an installed font?

The Fontconfig documentation is fairly opaque. I want applications looking up the 'Helvetica' family to instead receive the 'Helvetica LT Std' family and display that font, browsers in particular. The ...
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How to increase text size on Lubuntu?

My O.S. is Lubuntu 12.04. And I'm having some problems to read the text of my screen, because it appears very small. I've read How to increase text size?, but it only explains how to increase text ...
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Fonts in Firefox weird after installing kubuntu-desktop

I've installed KDE with the intentions to try it out, but now, after removing it and going back to Unity, I noticed that the fonts in Firefox are still like in KDE. How can I revert the font type to ...