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

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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 ...
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Google chrome doesn't render the fonts properly.

I have attached an image of the badly rendered font. This started happening after upgrading 12.04 (I was on 10.10 before that). The chrome version is Version 22.0.1229.39 beta. Font for the text ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04 stops recognize Helvetica and others fonts

Sunddely Firefox stops recognize TTF. All text assigned to special fonts as Helvetica is now presented with Arial or other plain font.. The last changes registered in log of updates was on 03 May. I ...
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Fonts are not embedded into a pdf?

I have created a pdf file using the pdflatex command but some fonts are not embedded into it. Please see the output of pdffonts. I have also checked "updmap --edit" to see whether the option ...
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Not all TTF fonts visible from the (Sun) JDK

I wanted to use Monaco.ttf with IntelliJ. Unfortunately it doesn't show up. I also noticed that the Monaco font doesn't appear in the list of fonts got from awt: ...
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Why isn't Chrome rendering images and fonts correctly? [closed]

I have an Acer monitor and an Intel Pentium 4 running 12.04 32-bit. Chrome renders all webpages like this: This is how CNN should look: I have Firefox installed and its images/fonts look fine. ...
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How to change sample text in font installer

I have several Japanese fonts but do not want to install them all. I would like to preview them before installing. In icon view I can get a very rough idea of the style of the font as it shows Aa. ...
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Will 7000+ fonts slow down my system?

I've just recently download the whole collection of open source fonts hosted by Google, and was wondering if installing them on my computer would cause performance issues. The aforementioned computer ...
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Small caps plugin for GIMP

Is there a way to create small caps in GIMP? There was a reference to Freetext.org at GIMPTalk, but the plugin doesn't exist. I've installed Freetext on my computer, but don't know how to proceed to ...
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Gujarat Fonts - Indic

Sir, I need to install Gujarat Fonts - INDIC. From where shell I get the concerned font file to install? I had previously Win XP and the fonts were installed but the same is not applicable for the ...
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Type 1 fonts render poorly on-screen

Some Type 1 fonts, particularly URW Palladio L, look rather ugly when rendered on-screen in various programs. In particular, the letter height is inconsistent. See the body text below, rendered in ...
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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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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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Fat fonts in Kubuntu

In Kubuntu (both Precise and Oneiric) the font rendering is really different from Gnome. The ubuntu font is not well displayed because it is always used the bold one instead of 'regular' resulting in ...
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How to fix the Bold font rendering issue with gnome-terminal

Clearly there is a problem rendering bold fonts in the terminal.The gedit version of Monaco looks much better,and is rendered properly. I have also tried the Monaco font on Gvim,and terminator.They ...
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How can I install a complete Arabic font?

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I am still unable to get this page to render correctly: http://www.iamcal.com/understanding-bidirectional-text/ Which fonts do I ...
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Why does Google Chrome not show websites' correct fonts?

I just did a fresh install of 11.10, and installed Google Chrome. For many sites it does not display the correct font (it shows the fall-back font instead). Both Chromium and Firefox show fonts ...
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Custom DPI settings in KDE

How can I set a custom value for font DPI in KDE? The only options available in KDE are 96 and 120 DPI values. My Screen resolution is 1920*1080, so I would like to keep the DPI at a value higher ...
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Font style changed suddenly - what's wrong?

/* to see the screenshots clearly please hit 'ctrl' and '+' */ After installing Kubuntu 10.10 the look and feel was awesome. The fonts looked beautiful. But after having a reboot the font style ...
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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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Where to find web-standard fonts for Ubuntu?

I would like to put these fonts: http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html. In my .fonts folder of my Ubuntu server (Heroku). Where can I find these in a way that they are available ...
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How to change desktop font and font size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? The desktop's font is too big. Also, I want to change the font. gnome-tweak-tool did not have the option for that.
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What is the difference between the ubuntu and ubuntu beta font? Is it worth using?

Is there a way to install the new Ubuntu font to be used throughout Ubuntu? What is the difference with the 3 fonts: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Title, and Ubuntu beta?
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Change default system font using terminal only in 14.04

The following question answers how to Adjust fonts using tweak tool but the luddite in me would like to know how to do this without installing unity-tweak-tool. How can I adjust the default system ...
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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice?

I have installed a lot of fonts before, but this time things are really different. I have downloaded some True Type Font (ttf) fonts. Then paste them in the directory usr/share/fonts after that ...
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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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How to change eclipse font sizes

I'm trying to reduce the font sizes used in Eclipse. I've read several notes talking about how to do this, but none of them have made a difference. Obviously, changing it in Eclipse preferences ...
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How do I reinstall default fonts?

i have deleted the default fonts in Ubuntu Desktop 10.10. IE, arial, verdana, etc. Does anyone know how I can get them back?
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After installing MS fonts, the fonts are still not the same as on windows

Fonts in Firefox and Chromium are still not the same as in Windows FF and Chrome after installing ms fonts. I mean the fonts that were missing are now displayed, but they are not the same as on ...
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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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Fluxbox: blurry TTF fonts

I'm using fluxbox. I've noticed that the TTF fonts are quite blurry (particularly in GVim): Here's an example, using Inconsolata 12pt in Fluxbox: Here's the same example, using Inconsolata 12pt, ...
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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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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Open Office Default Font

I have imported a document from another Ubuntu computer (made in open office). The other computer had the font Merriweather installed, which the present system does not. As a result my present system ...
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TimesNewRoman in LibreOffice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts I'm using ubuntu 12.04 32bit. And i need to type texts in Times New Roman. Any ideas how to install TimesNewRoman in ...
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the font of gnome suddenly became weird

I'm using ubuntu 10.04. The font of gnome became very weird when I surfed the Internet. I have used it for several months since the 10.04 is released. And I always install all the updates. It's the ...
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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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Letter-spacing in gnome-terminal

After update to 13.04 have broken fonts in gnome terminal: It is "Ubuntu Mono 13" font, but same spacing problems occurs with any monospace font. What can I do?
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PDFs don't render correctly with Firefox and pdf.js

While using Firefox on Windows, pdf.js worked beautifully. It was honestly amazing. But on (K)ubuntu, it fails to render the files - not just some, but any (which is why I'm posting here). For ...
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Why do some PDFs have such ugly fonts in Document Viewer?

Why are the fonts in Document Viewer so ugly and non-antialiased?
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How to reset font size in ubuntu 14.04?

After my last update and restart ubuntu changed the font size to a very small one! How can I change it back to normal? as you can see over the red it is very small
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Ubuntu 12.10: Can't change window title bar font

In Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, I've tried using Ubuntu Tweak to change the window title bar font, but after it's changed in the application, it's not reflected throughout the system. I've tried different ...
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No anti-aliasing with Xmonad

I'm looking into Xmonad. One problem I'm having is that most of my applications in Xmonad don't have anti-aliasing. For example gnome-terminal & evolution. I have this in my .Xresources: ...
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Web fonts became ugly after installing KDE

After installing kde-standard on my Ubuntu 12.04,web fonts(both Firefox and Chrome) turned to ugly both in Gnome and KDE desktops.How do I get back good looking web fonts.
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Found an error in font in Ubuntu, where and how should I report it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I am playing with Braille unicode characters and I just realised that DejaVuSans Mono and FreeMono(and maybe other fonts too) show character: ⡳ ...