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

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About nemo file manager: How can I change font color of folder name in toolbar button?

About Nemo file manager : How can I change font color of folder name in toolbar button ? Because I deeply prefer Ambiance theme,so I want to keep it but it mess up with the theme of Nemo which is my ...
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Fuzzy text in Unity title bar

Since upgrading to precise, the text in the Unity title bar is fuzzy. I thought this might be my general font settings, but Window titles, which seem to use the exact same font, don't have this ...
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Fontconfig error - “out of memory”

I am trying to launch the Android Studio on Xubuntu. When I type ./studio.sh in terminal I get this error: Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out of memory Fontconfig ...
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How to install ttf fonts? [duplicate]

I want to install a font from true type of font of my own. where should I install my font in ubuntu?
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Are x11 bitmapped fonts necessary?

Are the x11 100 and 75 dpi fonts absolutely necessary? If Ubuntu has TrueType support, (as well as OpenType) why do I need all those bit-mapped fonts hanging around? Can I delete them? (and/or ...
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Blurry fonts after upgrading to 10.04

Recently I upgraded from 8.04 LTS to 10.04. The previous version had some problems regarding screen settings. X only recognised 1024x768 as resolution of my monitor, mainly because the monitor was not ...
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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 I tried Doubletype, but not worked very well, and really outdated.
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Custom font with dmenu

I found references at various places running dmenu like so : dmenu_run -b -fn 'Inconsolata 12' However, whatever variation of the font name I try, I always get dmenu: warning: cannot load font ...
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Per user fonts.conf file

In Kubuntu 12.04 using man fonts.conf i read: ~/.fonts.conf is the conventional location for per-user font configuration, although the actual location is specified in the global fonts.conf file. ...
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How to switch on sub-pixel anti-aliasing for fonts?

In Fedora 16 (gnome) I did it without any problems. But in Ubuntu 11.10(gnome) in System Settings -> Appearance I can't see any tab for fonts settings.
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How to install MS fonts on Ubuntu?

I did sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer and it seems it is successfully. But why I am not seeing new fonts? (e.g. when I got to select font in my profile for my terminal)? $ sudo ...
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Ugly fonts in 12.10 even with antialiasing turned on

I'm feeling like there's something wrong with font rendering because it looked a lot nicer last time I had Ubuntu running on the same PC (or even from a Live CD). Is it something wrong with my ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Increase Font size in Vim editor

Actually I practice C programs in vim editor.But font size in it is very small.Is there any option to increase the font size in vim editor?
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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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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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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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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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Urdu Fonts not rendering Properly in chrome

Chrome in ubuntu is not rendering the urdu Fonts properly.It is showing gibberish characters not able to read. Especially on Facebook font is not working. Ahh after a long time im back. Still not ...