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

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When starting Emacs from menu, it is not obeying .Xresources

I have emacs.font: Inconsolata-13 in my .Xresources (And I have said xrdb -merge .Xresources. I have even rebooted the computer.) When I open Emacs from the command line, it uses Inconsolata. ...
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IntelliJ Bad Font Rendering [duplicate]

I've recently installed IntelliJ on my Ubuntu system and realized that the font I want to normally use Monaco doesn't render properly in IntelliJ. So, the problem was slightly fixed from this post ...
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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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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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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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How can I make fonts look like they do in Windows?

Fonts look bad and blurry in Ubuntu. When I compare a site in Ubuntu and Windows the Windows font look much more readable even after I import all of my Windows fonts. How can I change this?
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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Dash not rendering fonts for icon descriptions

This is the problem that I am having. Note: fonts render fine on everything else. Web, typing, etc.
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unable to remove otf font [duplicate]

I'm running 14.04, and today I installed Helvetica Condensed as an .otf file. To my surprise, Twitter and Facebook now default to Helvetica. Installed Font Manager to remove the font, and I can't find ...
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Scale for menus and title bars behavior

I have Asus Zenbbok with display resolution 2560 x 1440. I use scale for menus and title bars feature of Unity and I figured that 1.75 scale factor is optimal for me. But there is one problem, on ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in LyX?

I opened the introduction in LyX and used Ctrl+R to view it in evince. The fonts appear nice and smooth. If I copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs into a new document and render that, the ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer folder empty [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I donwloaded the mscorefonts installer, in order to use Arial and Arial bold fonts, and accepted the EULA agreement. But I can't use the fonts, and when I got into ...
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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Ugly LibreOffice font

I have been experiencing this super annoying bug with fonts in LibreOffice. Please see below screenshot. The spaces between letters are just messed, no matter what font or level of zoom I choose. When ...
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How can I increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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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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Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
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Font display: single letter corrupted (temporarily)

Certain letters (but not always the same) are (temporarily) corrupted (see below, in Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1--not sure whether in other programmes), but usually 'fixed' with selecting the letter, or ...
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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Really annoying big font in VMWare Fusion 7

I don't know where I was supposed to ask this question. I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 and MAC OS 10.10.2. And I don't know why but it doesn't look good: For example on google ...
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Which character can work as “tick” (US “check-mark”) in documents under Ubuntu and Windows?

I need to use a character for "tick" in LibreOffice documents that will display OK in Ubuntu and Windows. Character 252 (or thereabout) in Wingdings works in Windows but obviously this character ...
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How to install multiple ttf fonts for system-wide usage?

I had "WinFonts" folder in home directory including many true type fonts (.ttf) which I would like to install to be applied for use widely across Ubuntu system and apps. I need help guiding me to make ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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How to uninstall a TrueType font? [duplicate]

I have installed a font, and now I wish to remove it, but I am not sure exactly how. I installed it by opening the .TTF file and clicking the "Install" button. But there is no uninstall button, and no ...
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How do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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How to reinstall all fonts in Ubuntu after they are all removed?

I have deleted all fonts in my fonts folder (accidentaly) and I have white squares which replace all fonts in Ubuntu. Have you got an idea to reinstall all defaults fonts ? Thanks.
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What are gnome ubuntu's default fonts and font sizes? [duplicate]

I adjusted some in gnome tweak tool but can't remember what they were! Please help!
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Removing or fixing Infinality install

I tried setting up Infinality on my system. Ever since I changed its settings to the Windows 7 font settings the system has been extremely slow. Ubuntu is running slow on KDE Plasma Workspace, and ...
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Firefox fonts changed after install ttf-mscorefonts

My question is probably simple but I can't find a way to revert it to the previous state. After installing mscorecofonts (which was installed during pipelight installation) my fonts in Firefox went ...
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Font size adjustment

When I booted my laptop today, something strange happened. It seams as if the font size of the System is changed to a extremely small one. Titles of windows, the browser bar in Firefox, Terminal, ...
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How Can I use a different font to arabic script? [closed]

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I want use a different font.
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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System font is too small

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with Unity, here's the uname output: Linux e530 3.13.0-44-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 00:22:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My difficulty is that ...
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Resizing a terminal session changes font size, not just the session window

I am making a TELNET connection to a server which resizes the terminal window from 80 to 132 wide then back and forth. Currently I just leave the font small enough so that when it resizes to 132 it ...
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Moving mouse to edge of screen pans the desktop out of view

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and roughly 50% of the time when I log into my account, the fonts in the GUI are not smoothed/antialiased. Furthermore, when moving the mouse the the right edge of the ...
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How can I install windows fonts in gnome ubuntu, but only if they are not already installed

Before installing ubuntu I copied all my data which included the windows fonts. There were fonts added by me, fonts added by adobe software and so on... I added a few by hand, but it is bloody ...
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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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System font is wrong

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After rebooting my machine following a hang by the Software Updater (updates appeared not to have been installed, but subsequently have been), the system font is appearing wrong ...
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Setting custom font issues

Currently, I'm working on setting FreeSans as the standard font in my Ubuntu installation. But it stays ubuntu at three places: The category headers in the Unity dash, the text at the logout, shutdown ...
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Why are my fonts bold?

Sorry for the large screenshot, but I wanted to include everything that's here: Why are my fonts bold in both Chromium and Firefox? (I have not modified any font settings in Chromium or Firefox; ...
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Problem with unicode character

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and desktop. The character "u2B80" ⮀ is not shown in my desktop pc. I don't have any clue about this. I'm using the same fonts (The same Monaco font and Monospace) ...
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Can't start some apps, problem might have to do with ttf fonts

I'm on a fresh install of x86 14.04, having trouble starting some applications, and the problem apparently has something to do with ttf fonts. When I start a few apps, for example roguelike game ...
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Font viewer for font collectors?

I have a huge font collection and would like to be able to view them in an efficient manner rather than opening a file one by one. What would be the best font viewer aside from fontypython, which ...
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Trying to change kde setting something changed the font/font rendering and I can't go back

I was going through list (the first post)... I changed some of the settings and some other things in the system menu, but somewhere for some reason, the font of most applications changed, and now ...