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

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Why is full-hinting for fonts not on by default?

I'm running 10.04 which uses libfreetype6 version 2.3 and which is not able to do proper hinting of certain fonts. However, if I understand correctly, later versions are capable of hinting fonts ...
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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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How to automatically install entire Google Web Fonts collection?

I'm basically looking for an unattended way to deploy/install the Google Web Fonts collection into several Ubuntu boxes. I've searched for PPAs, packages or user scripts but without much luck. Any ...
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How to fix the fonts in Firefox?

It has only stated today after installing KDE's system settings and configuring it to make KDE apps look native . Firefox has started using a thinner font. so how do i make it use the default ...
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Can I make ReText use a different font type for displaying code?

I'm using ReText 3.1.4 (Lubuntu 12.10) to make notes for myself. I want to know if it's possible to use a different font for displaying text that is marked as code in preview mode: In the image, ...
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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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Romanian special characters: the default (comma, standard) version looks bad in LibreOffice, the cedilla versions are reported as incorrect

There are certain Romanian characters (ș, î, ț, ă, â) which are handled differently in the different key layouts. The standard layout makes them look odd, different from the other letters in ...
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How to get Ubuntu to display unicode supplementary characters?

I have a standard desktop UI install of the latest Ubuntu distro and I'm trying to view this page: http://www.i18nguy.com/unicode/supplementary-test.html However none of the text display properly. I ...
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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 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 can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled.?

How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled? The drop down menu lists all the fonts that were part of the original installation. I want to purge the list of uninstalled fonts.
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Opentype features in Libreoffice

Is it possible to use Opentype's features like ligatures in Libreoffice? if yes, how? Because as far as I know, in Ubuntu and Linux in general, these features are available only for graphite(aka ...
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Fonts too small in Chrome in 12.04

I'm having trouble getting fonts to display at the correct size in Chrome. Here is a side-by-side of Firefox and Chrome on the same system (Chrome left, Firefox right), and another shot from my Mac. ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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How to prevent fonts from rescaling [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04 there's a new feature that I love called "scale for menu and title bars". It is located in the display settings. I have set the scaling to 0.875. Since setting this, I have had many ...
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How can I set and get the tty console font? [duplicate]

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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Font rendering in gedit is smooth, but not smooth in NetBeans

See the attached image. The window in the background is gedit with the fonts rendered smooth. The window on top is NetBeans with not-so-smooth font rendering (not anti-aliased, I think). Both ...
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Why do this PDF's fonts appear unreadable on my machine?

I'm trying to read The Art of Assembly Language as per this answer on Stack Overflow. When I open it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box, it looks like this: I haven't tested it on another machine, but this ...
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How can I fix TTF fonts' ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff, etc) in Firefox?

With certain Windows fonts there is a display issue where ligature-kerning seems to flip out and make the two letters bold. Here's a screenshot of an email using Helvetica in Firefox: As you can ...
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Which font formats can I use?

I've learned that I can put .ttf font files in ~/.fonts to use them on Ubuntu. Which other font formats can I use this way? I'm having trouble finding the right documentation.
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Colour font installation (emoji) in Maverick Meerkat

I've tried to install this Apple Emoji TTF font but even the Font Viewer doesn't render them correctly. Does anyone have an idea about whether this kind of font is supported in 10.10/Gnome 2.32 ?
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What is the name of the new ubuntu font?

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and so much of my preferences are set as they where in 10.04. I haven't seen much difference in the fonts used by ubuntu, do they have a different name? Which is it?
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What fonts are absolutely required? [closed]

Is it possible, to wipe all fonts other than TrueType fonts? If so, how? What fonts are absolutely needed/necessary in a working X environment?
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How to locate a font in Ubuntu?

Ubuntu desktop with 12.04 is about to crash. Installed 13.04 on a new machine, want to transfer Book Antiqua font from old machine to the new one. How do I find it on the old machine? My /usr ...
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How to most elegantly replace Courier New with another font system-wide?

I am annoyed by Courier New on different web sites (most notably, GitHub) and would like to replace it with another font (say, Liberation Mono). I would like the solution to work in all browsers (so ...
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Why is Ubuntu font being used in my browser when it's not even installed in my PC?

Please excuse my ignorance, I just find it weird. I am on my Win7 box. Also, only this site renders the font in my browser while design.canonical.com does not. I am pretty sure the latter uses Ubuntu ...
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Having problem with fonts in vim-airline

I wanted to install vim-airline but I am having problems with unicode fonts. I have installed it with vundle: .vimrc set encoding=utf-8 Bundle 'bling/vim-airline' let g:airline_powerline_fonts = ...
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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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How do I fix fonts not rendering and missing letters?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. It appears that letters are missing from files and folders, as well as menus and configuration windows. I'm not sure where to start in order ...
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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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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 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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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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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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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 ...