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

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Install MS Truetype Fonts system-wide for all users

I would like to install the MS Truetype Fonts that come through the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer, so I did: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Accepting the license, the process ...
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How do I get the default font from the command line?

How can I get the name of the default font (and default monospace font), in the format: Ubuntu Mono:size=12:antialias=false I'm aware of fc-list which gives me a list of all the fonts, but how can ...
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Using Ubuntu fonts in a commercial website [duplicate]

I need some help i am working on a clients project and i always have been in love with Ubuntu fonts and i would like to use the fonts for this commercial development purpose (The site would be a ...
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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 ...
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Loading CPU 100% and HDD activity always on non-stop, when installing new a few font type

I have just install new a few fonts in Ubuntu 13.10 with the reason for improving compatible font with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other Windows app, especially for app and other software ...
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Different text scaling factors for different displays?

I just purchased a new laptop, which has a much higher DPI than my prior one did; in fact, its resolution (in a 14" form) is roughly the same as that of my 23" second monitor. I'd like the text on ...
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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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Free URW postscript fonts versus TrueType

Ubuntu includes the free commercial URW++ postscript fonts in /usr/share/fonts/type1/gsfonts (from the gsfonts package). I've seen that the full set are also available in TrueType format (including ...
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Monaco is pixelated in web pages

I installed Monaco font and it looks great in terminal: but it looks ugly in the browsers: How can I fix such a behavior? I would like to see the correct font in web pages too.
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Install MS fonts without using ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Is it possible to install the MS fonts without using the ttf-mscorefonts-installer, and if so, how?
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“Failure to download extra data files” pop-up after installing/uninstalling ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I had to install Wine for some purpose,and with Wine,it's dependency ttf-mscorefonts-installer had to be installed. While installing Wine through Synaptic, in first attempt, ...
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How to install otf fonts?

I know how to install true-type fonts (by copy them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and do sudo fc-cache -f) but what about otf formats? I didn't find a suitable folder to copy them.
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Cannot change terminal font using dpkg-reconfigure

I am a brand new Unbuntu Server User. I am trying to change the default console font. Each time I run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, I keep getting x: not found message for console setup. I have ...
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smplayer doesn't show the formatting from the ass files

I have SMplayer on ubuntu 13.10 and it works perfectly, but when I tried to play a video with an ass file"Arabic language", it doesn't show the correct font formatting from the subtitle file, instead ...
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Font rendering issue in GTK based applications, (Firefox, GIMP)?

I am experiencing an issue with font rendering issue in GTK based applications (for example; Firefox, GIMP). I've read a bunch of Google answers about this, but haven't figured out yet what to do. It ...
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After system crash all characters are substituted by rectangles

After a system crash and therefore a reboot all characters got substituted by white rectangles (only these rectangles are displayed by 12.04 LTS - even in the terminal). The characters in e.g. Google ...
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Why CharMap in Ubuntu for lydian not showing up the correct character set

Why CharMap in Ubuntu 11.04 for lydian not showing up the correct character set. I checked couple of different character sets(Javanese), its showing up the same boxed hexdecimal values.
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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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Photoshop looks terrible in 13.10

I have been using Photoshop CS2 for years on various versions of Linux and Ubuntu. In recent years, I've found that installing it with PlayOnLinux has had the most consistently reliable results. ...
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Text only is distorted in Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel graphics

Letters occasionally display distorted in browsers, file managers, terminals, etc. Images are unaffected. I have an Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU with integrated graphics, and an SSD. I should also ...
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How to use two different fonts for Chinese and English in Firefox?

I want to use Wenquanyi for Chinese and Palatino for English in Firefox. How can I do this?
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telugu fonts not rendered correctly in libreoffice

words like padmini, smarana etc where the 'm' is below, here the next letter (ni and ra in the examples) is written over the previous m. spacing is incorrect. these are just two examples, essentially ...
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How do I disable the automatic superscripting of numbers?

I am writing my thesis and it is highly annoying that I need to type a space after ^ if I want to write a^2 instead of a². I am using LaTeX and other software that do not understand a². Is it ...
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Facebook Bangla font Problem in google chrome

I am using google chrome (not chromium) in ubuntu 11.10. I have installed all bangla fonts, set encode to unicode and set bangla font in chrome. It shows all bangla fonts excepts facebook profile ...
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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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Google Chrome not rendering Kannada correctly?

I am facing a problem in viewing web pages with kannada. I tried re-installing Chrome but still have the problem.
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Installing other fonts on wine

Is there a way to install fonts on wine? I'm looking to install fonts so i can use them to render text differently on various apps. Specifically myriad.
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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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Ugly fonts in Firefox with infinality

I recently installed truetype-infinality and infinality-fontconfig on my Xubuntu and set the rendering style to OSX. While my terminal and system fonts looks great, fonts on certain webpages look ...
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Facebook fonts look weird on firefox in 12.04

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on this machine and noticed the fonts on facebook.com look very different from how they used to look on 10.04 or Windows. They seem to be smaller and "washed out" (hard ...
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Table rendering in Ubuntu Firefox

I need to input sports result data on a website quite regularly. The table appears offset in Ubuntu (using Firefox and Chrome) ie the input boxes do not match with the vertical input descriptions. ...
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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 fix: apache2 CAPTCHA generates a background graphics, but no characters?

Characters are missing on the 'CAPTCHA' image, yet the background graphics looks fine. No errors are displayed - the image works itself. Used fonts are various, put in CAPTCHA's folder as .TTF files ...
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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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Fonts blurred/corrupted

I'm running 13.04 64 bit on an Intel Core 2 Duo laptop. The problem I have is visible in the attached screen shots. Using browser Desktop I've installed Cinnamon,KDE and removed KDE. I haven't ...
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How can I bypass this fontconfig warning to edit grub successfully?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 with no problem. I am trying to edit the grub file, but in the console I get the following message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: ...
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Fonts skewed on top bar when using Radiance

The fonts are weird to look at and are surrounded by fuzziness (it's hard to see on these pictures): When using the Ambiance theme this does not occur: I've tried messing with hinting options in ...
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Weird looking text and icons in top bar

Look at "Google - Mozilla Firefox" There are ugly pixels around text and icons in top bar and it's very annoying. It looks like bad antialiasing or something like that.
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I can't read in Burmese in Firefox!

I can't read in Burmese in Firefox. What can I do? Please help me.
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Can I instal Ubuntu from the command line?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu. I've done this a thousand times and usually it's fine. However, this time it has got the screen fonts all far too large. So I can't actually get the mouse to a lot of ...
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How to solve Unity default font showing squares?

Using unity-teak-tool to change default font from Ubuntu 11, to Helvetica is not working properly. I installed the fonts in /usr/share/fonts and they are all OpenType. However, when I set default font ...
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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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Download Google web fonts, how to install it? [duplicate]

I used Terminal to download Google web fonts using commands listed below apt-get install -y mercurial; hg clone https://googlefontdirectory.googlecode.com/hg/googlefontdirectory; I now have a ...
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Is there an opensource alternative to FontPrep?

I switched from mac os to Ubuntu. So far it's going great, but I'm missing one small application: fontprep. It's used to generate webfonts. Please see the FontPrep website. I'm wondering if there's ...
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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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Disabling the anti-aliasing for a specific font with user's fonts.conf

Purpose: I am trying to disable anti-aliasing via ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf for a specific font, but so far without success. If my understanding is correct, then the cause is, that the system ...
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How can I change gnome terminal font in command line?

I know how to change gnome's terminal font using the gui But I would like to do the same using the terminal (automated way). How can I do that ?
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How to use entypo font in kolourpaint

i installed the entypo font http://www.entypo.com/characters/ but how to use it ? I want to use it in kolourpaint and i don't find the way to write characters.
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Blurry Chinese fonts in 12.04

LHS browser is in Ubuntu 11.10 which renders the chinese text perfectly. RHS however, is in Ubuntu 12.04, which renders blurry chinese. Can anyone tell me why Ubuntu cannot render Chinese text ...
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Font rendering problem in KDE

kUbuntu noob user here. I feel like I messed something with the font configuration but I'm not sure why. Now I see ugly fonts in all application. Any idea to restart the font rendering like it was?