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

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Closest alternative to Times New Roman

What is the closest alternative font of Times New Roman in Ubuntu 12.10? Is it serif or sans serif or something else ? I have installed msttcorefonts already. Now in my Latex document I am preferring ...
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Install Times New Roman in Ubuntu 12.10

I was trying to install Times New Roman font using the commands sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Now while implementing the first command, an ...
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After recovering from suspend, artifacts appear in text

I have Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 64-bit installed on my Panasonic CF-51 laptop (GPU: Intel 945GM). When I recover from suspend mode, artifacts appear in the text. These artifacts look random. This occurred ...
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not able to run upgrades

I am a new user trying to run upgrades in my new Ubuntu 12.04 , but i am running in to a problem all scripts seems to do fine and it gets to this screen Package configuration ...
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StackOverflow code segment font changed, possibly after changing System fonts

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 (using firefox, but the same font appears on chrome too) and I've been changing the theme and fonts of the system using ubuntu tweak tool. The problem is that the code segments ...
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How to install Artwiz Lime?

I am new to Linux and i want to install a font called: lime. Can anyone explain me how to do that? :( I see that they arent in the repos anymore. install artwiz fonts in ubuntu 12.04 Only explain how ...
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Chrome below the normal size

I've been an Ubuntu user for a while and this is the first time I have such a problem. It is quite difficult to explain so I attach a screenshot: . Basically the font size is too small. In the ...
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Missing fonts in Xvfb

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit as a guest under VMplayer running on my Win7 host. After Ubuntu installs, I launch and open a terminal. I then enter the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Everything gone except desktop [duplicate]

I recently changed the default font using dconf tool. That was ok, and after trying that font, I opened dconf again and clicked "Restore Default" button. Then the screen was unresponsive, I forced it ...
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Make gnome-desktop clock larger

I use Xfce with gnome-screensaver. Is it possible to change the font size of the date/time in the lock screen (on the top bar) without making any changes to font sizes elsewhere? Thank you
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Alternative fonts in font settings

Is it possible to define font alternatives in Gnome font settings? For example to use an alternative font for the additional characters Ubuntu font doesn’t have. I used comma just like CSS: ...
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Weird Facebook font problem on Firefox

I am using Firefox 23 and Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Today, I was dealing with font configuration to make them look like sharper and less blurry. After some mambo jambo, Facebook started to look like ...
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How can I make Palatino look good in Firefox?

I'm looking at a website that attempts to display text in the Palatino font. This is not installed on my system. I'm not sure if it's even possible to get it in Linux. (FWIW I have ...
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How change system font color Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching but i can't get a specific guide to changing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS' font color. I am using the Dfcon editor to change the background and base color of the system, the code being: ...
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Ubuntu minimal install font rendering

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 using the minimal CD. Then I installed gnome-shell and am slowly installing the applications I need as I need them. Default font rendering on Ubuntu is, in my opinion, one ...
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Optimizing GVim Fonts in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Tweak Tool to optimize font settings like anti-aliasing and font-hinting in Ubuntu 13.04. While this affects everything else on my system, the fonts in the GVim window (the actual code) ...
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How to install different fonts in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any application which can let me browse different font styles and install what I have liked from Internet?
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Fuzzy/Blurry fonts on Ubuntu compared to Windows 8 (sample screens included) [duplicate]

Just comparing a few websites/links opened on both, Ubuntu and Windows 8. As you can notice, the fonts in Ubuntu are a bit blurry. Please help me fix it. http://imgur.com/a/RAn7B Note- Can't post ...
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Change font size in Xfce Terminal using Ctrl + mouse wheel?

In Xfce Terminal, is it possible to change the font size using Ctrl + mouse-wheel as you would do in a browser?
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what are the monospace fonts?

Simple question, what are the monospace fonts ? I know that are fixed size fonts and that are used on terminal, but how can I know which are monospace ? and why if I change it I dont see any change on ...
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LibreOffice does not detects my fonts

I installed some truetype fonts in following folder: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/bfonts Some softwares such as thunderbird detect my fonts and I can use them in those software's, but LibreOffice does ...
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Tahoma persian yea problem

I've tried to download and install tahoma font in my Ubuntu 13.04. Everything works fine except there is a problem with two characters ی and ي (d and shift+d in persian layout) These are displayed ...
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Changing default font in GRUB2 - 'Unknown gsub font feature'

I wanted to change a default GRUB2 because it's to small for me. I downloaded ubuntu font and tried to convert it to *.pf2: grub-mkfont -s -16 --range=0x0-0x7f -o ./ubufont.pf2 ubuntufont.ttf but ...
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when I try installing ubuntu 13.04, all the text is in rectangles

I burned the Iso to disk following all instructions on how to burn and install Ubuntu onto my laptop, so I booted up to install and I get to the dark purple screen and it stays there for a bit then ...
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Ubuntu Arabic font family [closed]

Why are the Ubuntu font developers taking too long to finalize the Arabian font family? And what happened to the beta Arabic font? why isn't it supported anymore? Thanks...
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How to install the Monaco font?

Monaco is the default font in the iTerm terminal for Mac OS X. How can I install it on Ubuntu?
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How do i customize xterm

I would like to customize xterm because the default font-size is pretty small. I would also like to change my xterm font to Inconsolata. I have a few questions. How would i know my default xterm ...
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Molecule Xscreensaver has almost unreadable text - Xubuntu 12.04-2 LTS

I previously had Kubuntu, but didn't like all of the bloat of KDE, and since I use open-box KDE wasn't necessary, so I moved. However now the text in *most Xscreensavers are unreadable, fixed width ...
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Some font characters show up as boxes with numbers and letters inside of them

Here is an image of what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/u5VQowA.png The top text is from Firefox, and the bottom one is from Mousepad (Liberation Mono 10). Xubuntu 12.04. There is a similar ...
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Replace fonts in certain apps only

I use Ubuntu 13.04 and, for work compatibility purposes, I have installed the Microsoft Core font package. I have already added some entries to my .fonts.conf in order to replace fonts names such as ...
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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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Ubuntu Server disrgards console-setup when rebooting in VirtualBox

I found this weird behavior. In VirtualBox, Ubuntu Server 12.04 uses this font: I find that hard to read. Now I can run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup fine, and set the font to Fixed, then it looks ...
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Viewing and typing emoji icons

Is there any way to view and type Apple emoji icons on an ubuntu desktop? They are extremely common on Twitter and Facebook but they either display as boxes or black&white vectors.
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After installing Netflix app, web browsers have changed font and styling

I installed the Netflix app by following the instructions on OMG Ubuntu: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/how-to-use-netflix-on-ubuntu Now however, my web browsers have changed their style settings ...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...
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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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How do I make an input method for my conlang

I am trying to make an input method for my constructed language, and have no idea where to start. I haven't found any helpful information on any forums. I am trying to make a syllabic language, so I ...
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how do I choose the font/s I want in what programs I want?

As recommended by Bobby Phoenix, I had copied the fonts folder from Windows to Ubuntu and put it on my desktop. I installed Fonty Python from the USC and I then made a Pog of the fonts I want to ...
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Half-installed ttf-mscorefonts-installer

13.04 raring ringtail - 64 bit How do I repair or remove the package so that I can install netflix on my laptop? I get this error message from apt-get dpkg: error processing ...
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default Chinese font in raring

the default Chinese font in 13.04 seems to be incorrect for some reason. I've just done a brand-new clean install to test, and if I install the two major Chinese fonts (packages fonts-arphic-uming ...
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Text is too small in Counter-Strike:Source (steam)

The text in CS:S is far too small, it looks like its using the wrong font or something. Is there a way to fix this?
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How can I get non-English characters to render on Flash?

On Flash, I've noticed that Kana and other language's scripts are not rendering properly and replacing themselves with boxes. I have the correct fonts installed and the scripts render well and are ...
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Installing non-standard fonts in xubuntu 13.04

Before I start: I'm a Mac user whose 7 year old laptop is slowly dying and, wanting to support open-source software, I've been considering a Linux pre-loaded laptop as my next computer. In preparation ...
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How can I make the gtk2 font the same as gtk3?

For some reason, the gtk2 font is different than it was some time ago. I haven't touched it, I can't remember what were the circumstances, but it has changed. Here's a screenshot of gedit (gtk3) and ...
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Ubuntu font with Empathy

Empathy use Ubuntu font for the UI, but the chat texts is in the Sans. How is it possible to use Ubuntu font for them too?
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Ugly fonts in NetBeans

Is there a way to fix the ugly fonts in NetBeans that REALLY WORKS on Ubuntu 13.04 and NetBeans 7.3.1? I tried everything I could find on this topic but nothing worked for me. Please don't tell me to ...
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How to include/install other font types

How would you include/install other font types such as ComicSans (and others) which are resident in Mozilla ThunderBird Email when used in Windows O/S, but not resident in Mozilla ThunderBird Email in ...
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Awkward Fonts in Ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in Vmware Workstation. After 3 week from the installation, yesterday, Vmware showed me an error I could not read that as I blindly clicked on ok. Since then the fonts in ...
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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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OTF fonts not being recognized properly

I'm trying to install an OTF font by opening it in my font viewer and clicking install, but in doing so I have encountered a very persistent problem. The font I'm trying to install comes in 6 forms: ...