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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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Square boxes on window dialogues

I have this annoying issue with Ubuntu that suddenly popped up, I'm getting Square Boxes as my font on the authentication dialogue box and I have no idea why this has happened. How can I fix this? ...
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CPU Load is 100% non-stop after installing 500 new fonts

Since I installed 500 new fonts and cleaned data with BleachBit, My CPU loading is 100% non-stop every time I turn on my laptop or restart it. After waiting few time in power off, I switched it on ...
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Could not init font path element /var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType, removing from list!

I am trying to install xvfb on my ubuntu server(without desktop) in order to run a selenium test case. I followed this tutorial but while running the below code it showed me error like: ...
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Where can I customize window sizes of Notifications in KDE?

On my 13 inch 3200x1800px screen if I click on an icon in the bottom right corner the popping up window is far too small: How can I change the window width of those popup notifications?
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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Configure larger font in Jitsi on 3200x1800 resolution on 13 inch display

KDE I installed Jitsi Chat on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro on Kubuntu. I already adjusted the main Fonts to 230Dpi in KDE settings, but Jitsi doesent obey this. How can I enlarge fonts in Jitsi too? Unity ...
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How to fix overlapping text on some pages while using Chrome?

Similar to this question: Why is the font spacing on some websites broken? I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Google Chrome and I'm experiencing an issue where some webpages have overlapping text. The text ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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LaTeX/dvips Font Problem Ubuntu 13.04

On Ubuntu 13.04, many of my dvips calls deliver error messages like, dvips: Font Helvetica used in file <...> is not in the mapping file. All these calls work perfectly fine on Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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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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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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Is it possible to change the font of Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome?

I suppose this might be an odd question, but the Ubuntu font looks horrible in some Adobe Flash Player applications in Google Chrome and therefore I was wondering if it was possible to change this ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?
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Infinality problem with fonts in firefox

Just installed infinality in 13.10 from ppa:no1wantdthisname/ppa. And got problem with fonts in Firefox. So when choose page source option in Firefox there is no any text inside window. Also on some ...
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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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Question about using ubuntu fonts inside a website as @font-face

I'm a web developer and I want to use Ubuntu font for many (non commercial and commercial) websites. I have read the license text file and still didn't get it. Can I freely use all Ubuntu fonts ?
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Google Docs - Fonts/Look like Windows

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 for my home use and am really liking it so far. I use Windows 7 on other computers and work together on Google Docs. When I log into a spreadsheet on my Google Docs ...
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How to fix Netbeans 7.4 (and Netbeans 8.0) Ugly Text and Popups in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've tried various workarounds, but I haven't yet found a way to make the fonts in Netbeans look right. I've tried changing the config files of Netbeans, and trying the instructions here that don't ...
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources disables gtk anti-aliasing

When booting into xmonad, gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xresources (it fails to parse the variable names as colors and thus everything ...
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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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Something made all text really small - font and size settings, dpi seem ok

After booting my pc up I noticed that the fonts on the login screen on my Lubuntu 13.04 are tiny. After logging in I noticed window titles being tiny and default font sizes in apps too such as Skype ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 font problem on 30" Dell U3014 at 2560x1600

I have 13.10, with a Nvidea 8600GTS, driver 304.88, xserver 1.14.3, working fine with 2x 24" 1920x1200 screens in twinview. I have swapped one out for a Dell U3014 but whilst getting the reported ...
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Ubuntu Antialiasing problem

i'm using ubuntu 12.04.3. My problem is after i restart my laptop, the fonts is change to normal and not in antialiasing. Mozilla and Google chrome also facing the same problem.Then i go to guest ...
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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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I was trying to install a font on Ubuntu 12.04 and after the text displayed as boxes.Can someone help me?

I was trying to fix the problem in the game Kerbal space Program where no text displays, and after installing the "Microsoft core fonts" and rebooting, the login only displayed white boxes instead of ...
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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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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.