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

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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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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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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 : ...
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How could I change the fat fonts shown for gmail, in Firefox on Lubuntu?

Here is how Gmail looks in Firefox on, Windows: Lubuntu: The fat fonts lead to my being able to see lesser text in the same screen width and visual clarity/crispness. As you can see, the "i" on ...
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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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Strange unreadable font in ubuntu software center

I just finished setting up Ubuntu 14.04. When I open the software center half of the items appear in a font from a language unknown to me like in the scr below. Anyone with a solution for this?
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setting global font scaling (which will affect menu bars, editors, such as gvim) [duplicate]

I remember setting something that affected the font size in GUI elements such as menu bars as well as text areas in editors (such as the default font setting in gvim). I tried to look into the "...
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Texts in app center has gone white!

I've just started to use linux and installed ubuntu 14.04 just a couple of days back. Suddenly I noticed that the texts on the app center has gone completely white, and I can't read clearly. As I know ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 LTS not displaying letters

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 LTS, and in the last couple of months it started not displaying some characters, see images: . This problem is in almost all programs' GUIs I use, not just Kubuntu windows. ...
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Font Artifacts After Installing Roboto?

The Problem I recently installed Firefox, and soon after installing Firefox I then installed the TrueType font "Roboto". Unfortunately, now I'm getting font artifacts! Chunks of a whole shitload of ...
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Fonts not visible in Far Cry 1 with Wine

I recently installed Far Cry 1 (5 CD retail) under Wine using this tutorial on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. My Pc specs are as follows: Integrated graphics: Intel G33 openGL version: 1.4 Ram: 2GB DDR2 (...
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How can I display Font Awesome fonts in Character Map?

I am running on Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and I've just installed FontAwesome - firstly by running install on the ttf file, which I grabbed from http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/; and secondly by ...
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How to change subpixel layout from default RGB in Infinality?

I have Infinality patches installed, however fonts look not so good. Using subpixel layout detection page at lagom.nl I discovered that my monitor has BGR layout, but Infinality uses default RGB. How ...
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Ugly fonts in Clion on Ubuntu

I did this Ugly fonts in Java applications on Ubuntu but my CLion still looks very ugly: What can I do to fix this?
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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What is compatible Font for both Linux and Windows by their default?

What is compatible font that works in both Linux and Windows (in my case Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7) by their default (without adding any font addition in both OS)?
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How to add fonts on Libre Office Writer?

How can I download cursive, etc onto Libre Office Writer?? I have already tried multiple websites, but none of the methods worked.
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Ubuntu 15.10 - UI themes aren't correctly loaded

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, and now themes aren't being applied correctly to the UI. Fonts are rendered inconsistently, with elements appearing in what seems an old GTK default. My customized ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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How do I correct a font that doesn't have a name?

I bought a font from myfonts.com, and installed it on my system by clicking on the .TTF file I received and in the dialog that came up there was a button that said "Install Font". Seemed to work, but ...
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Pale/Opaque font color

I don't know what I did but all of a sudden certain fonts (Courier, I believe) displayed on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine became kind of pale/opaque, which makes coding very challenging. See the below ...
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Qt5 font rendering in Ubuntu 13.04

My fonts in general within QtCreator inside Ubuntu 13.04 looks 'ugly' when compared to how they looked in 12.10. 12.10 still used Qt4, so did something regarding the font rendering in Qt5 and the ...
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How do I change the font on the login screen?

I want to change the font in the login screen - where is the configuration for that?
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Downloading Google Fonts

Is it possible to download all google fonts and have them available under Ubuntu? This would help my webdev.
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Autologin not working, associated with fonts folder

Ubuntu 14.04.3, autologin worked fine. But I created some font collections (~500 fonts) by font-manager (from ppa:font-manager/staging). Font-manager copy all added fonts to ~/.local/share/fonts/. And ...
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The 'reboot required' character doesn't render with PuTTY and Ubuntu Mono

I have "Remote character set" to "UTF-8" and the font set to "Ubuntu Mono, 12-point". The Ubuntu logo character render correctly but not the "reboot required" character. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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How to make your own font?

I've always wanted to make my own font, is there a font creating application which will have the following features?: Ability to draw fonts with different tools (similar collection of tools to GIMP, ...
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How can I backup and restore all installed fonts?

I am going to re-install my system. But before I do that, I would like to prepare everything well. One thing which is missing is making a backup of all fonts I have installed. I remember that I ...
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How to add fonts in LibreOffice writer

I want to add nepali fonts like kantipur in Ubuntu 12.04.How can I do this.
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Adding Hindi Fonts to Ubuntu Font Family

I wish to add more Hindi fonts to the Ubuntu Font Library, so that I can use them in LibreOffice. The three font types are available on this website in TTF format on this website. http://www....