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

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Why are my words rendering with incorrect spacing? How do I fix this?

My words are rendering incorrectly across all of my applications and I was wondering what the cause of this is and how I can fix it. I am running Xubuntu 15.10 on a Thinkpad x201. Any help would be ...
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Cambria appears only in italics in LibreOffice

I have a Windows 7 partition mounted in Ubuntu. In order to access the fonts I created a link to the Windows font folder using ln -s /path/to/your/windows/fonts/folder .fonts/windows I then ...
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Smplayer + MPV subtitle size

I started using Smplayer 16.1.10 + MPV (git-9a2a0b0) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and i realized that i cannot set my subtitle font size by default. I go to preferences and subtitle and i set it to ...
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Text scaling / clipboard issue

I am having some difficulty understanding some issues with dia, perhaps better posted as two questions, however I do get the impression that they are related in gnome somehow; they are as follows: ...
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Where does these emojis come from?

I have installed noto-emoji (thanks google!) but some of them are still the default from Ubuntu. I have NOT installed Symbola (ancient ttf font) See screenshot from getemoji.com - the ones marked ...
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how to install arial font in ubuntu?

How to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu? I found many ways to install fonts in Ubuntu but I didn't find any proper way or method to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu.
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Changed font scaling, but now other apps (google chrome) are still tiny

So there's an option in Google Chrome to increase the page zoom or whatever, but what about font scaling? The URL text is still too tiny, the addon icons are still too tiny... it just simply doesn't ...
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Wine font scaling fails in MDI windows using higher DPI setting on Ubuntu 15.10

I'm using the application DNA Master for a class which looks like it's built as an MDI application on the MFC framework. For some reason font scaling doesn't seem to work properly in the embedded ...
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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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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 change menu item font size?

My Ubuntu 15.04 menu font is much smaller than that of the title bar. I want to make them the same size, and I have tried Ubuntu Tweak and Tweak Tools, but no matter what I change, the size of default ...
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How can I change font color?

The default font color in the Ambiance theme is gray and the contrast makes it hard to read. How can I keep the theme but make the font dark? I knew how to do this prior to Ubuntu 11.10 but now I ...
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How do I tell fontconfig to use “anything but this font”

Suppose I have a specific font A on my system that has great unicode coverage, but looks rather ugly. How do I set up fontconfig so that it only uses that font if nothing else is available? The ...
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Ugly fonts in Mozilla/Chrome

I came from Windows and just found one bad thing in Ubuntu - Font is absolutely hard for read and ugly. Look at this to see what I mean: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0895jgi88d http://...
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Fonts are not displayed?

Both Chromium and Firefox are not displaying the local font. It seems the Nepali unicode is not configured. How can i set it up? solution : simply find the font you need ... for me at http://...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer Download Failure

I know there's already a lot of duplicates for this, but for some reason, I just can't get ttf-mscorefonts-installer to stop bugging me with the error message. I've followed the steps from here: &...
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Font smoothing not working for Windows fonts

I'm having an issue with Windows fonts not being smoothed in Ubuntu 15.10. I copied the contents of the Fonts directory from my Windows 10 install to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/windows10 and ran fc-...
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small font and icons in lockscreen

I've had issues like this since I installed ubuntu on my ASUS ux303LB with Nvidia graphics and 3200x1800 resolution, but after messing around with the scaling in display properties and the font in ...
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Making xterm use unifont

This might be an exceedingly silly question, but I can't seem to solve it anyway. I want to use GNU's Unifont in xterm, and with the purpose in mind I installed the package xfonts-unifont, but to no ...
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Small Icons and text on 15.10

I just installed ubuntu 15.10 on my Asus ux303lb with Nvidia graphics and the resolution is 3200x1800 and everything looked smaller than it should be. Both the apps and text were very small, I managed ...
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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 name....
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Weird fonts in Chromium after installing PipeLight

I executed the following commands in order to install PipeLight: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi -y sudo ...
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How can I install Gangal's font in Linux?

I use Sopi Marathi software in Windows for Marathi Typing. But I unable to read that font into Linux. How can I install Gangal's font in Ubuntu?? I read http://techblog.shyamjoshi.in/...
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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 fonts ?...
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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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Using terminus font in LibreOffice

I've got Terminus (>fc-match terminus => ter-u12n_iso-8859-1.pcf.gz: "Terminus" "Regular") working fine in my terminal and in Emacs. But LibreO doesn't see it. The source has this in the README Q. ...
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How can I install Arial fonts to my Office within Wine?

I installed MS Office 2007 using PlayOnLinux, and the Arial font is italic, for some reason. Any hint on how to install it correctly? This two approaches I found in the internet have failed: To ...
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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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Chrome/Chromium fonts look bad starting from version 37

After an upgrade from version 36 to 37, the fonts in Google Chrome browser and its opensource variation Chromium look much worse. In the attached screenshot you will the same page viewed with version ...
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Login fail on after Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade, with Fontconfig warning

I got a brand new Ubuntu laptop. It showed a upgrade to 14.04 LTS (i know its old). After upgrading, it fails on login. On login, termial shows "Fontconfig warning" similar to links below, and logs ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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Ugly fonts in Netbeans - How can i make it use the system font?

I'm having problems getting the Netbeans font to look nice, this has been a problem ever since I tried Ubuntu ~8. For some reason fonts look like they're not getting subpixel smoothing in Netbeans ...
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15.10 Console font (Fixed)

I have noticed the console font change in 15.10 from Terminus (15.04 and previous) to Fixed. When Fixed is okay, it is quite ugly and Terminus was way better. I'd like to know what the 'safest' way ...
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embedding external fonts into pdf-file

the acroreader is showing missing fonts in one pdf-file (WPMathB,WPMathA WP Greek Helve, ...) which can be easily downloaded from http://www.fontpalace.com. However, the ghostscript command fails, ...
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Can't Find Adobe Source Code Pro Font with “Regular” Weight after Installation?

I installed the font Source Code Pro by copying the fonts into /usr/share/fonts. However, now whenever I want to use the font, I cannot find the "Regular" weight of the font. There seems to be two "...
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Wine menu fonts are too small

I've scoured the Internet and this forum, but I can't find a solution. On Ubuntu 15.10, running Wine 1.6, I can't change the font size for menus under wine. I've been able to change the DPI scaling ...
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Why ubuntu is missing letters?

I wondered why my ubuntu is missing letters, the internet, when I'm writing a text in the terminal until the installation had a lot of missing letters, already gave reboot muitasa times and nothing ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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“Failure to download extra data files” after installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer continues with 16.04 LTS

Actually, I fixed it following some Google suggestions on 15.04, but I forgot what they were. None of the current answers have resolved it. Could someone script a solution so anyone could just run the ...
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Fontconfig error: cannot load default config file

Having issues when I start most graphical programs. Simply just says Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file I can confirm that /etc/fonts/fonts.conf exists and has the correct ...
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Default kanji/Japanese font wrong in Ubuntu 14.04, how to change it?

I am learning Japanese and I have a problem with the default font used by Ubuntu. I would like to learn the standard kanji writing and not a fancy or smart way of writing them... I already had a ...
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Where on earth are my fonts? Firefox has nothing for “sans-serif”?

I recently upgraded to 15.10 and jumped through a bunch of hoops to get Clementine running and somewhere along the way I stopped seeing text on quite a few web pages in Firefox. I thought that a ...
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Mangled fonts in ubuntu 15.10 (mate) and set system-wide font path

I recently installed ubuntu 15.10 and I use mate desktop. When I try to open emacs from a remote machine, I get: $emacs file.txt Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-...
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How to run cmatrix without error using '-l' option in Terminal (not console)?

I have installed cmatrix using the command: sudo apt-get install cmatrix And when running the command: cmatrix -l In console (the ttys) I get a very cool looking font with matrix like symbols. ...
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How can I batch install fonts (Kubuntu 14.04)

Hello and thank you for your help. I need to install many fonts. Currently, the only way I know is to click on each one, and hit "install" when "Font Viewer" opened them, hit "system" button, and ...
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how to correct firefox fonts and colors after installing kde in ubuntu

Recently, I installed kde-desktop in ubuntu 14.04. After that fonts and colors in firefox are ruined. How should I correct it?
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How to change tooltip font and colour?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and after having a look at this and this I've been wondering if there is also a way of changing the font used in tooltips? And if I can also change the ...
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Strange symbols shown in terminal, font missing

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I got strange symbols in the terminal: . . Some fonts seem to be not correctly installed. What fonts are missing? Perhaps "Inconsolata" font is the missing ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display, nvidia graphics

I tried the @Golboth solution in this thread. Worked sometimes, it has an intermittent behavior, sometimes work, most of times doesn't work. Installed Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu detects the Graphics : ...