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

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Ragged and thin font in all users except my account

there is no problem in my main user account, but in other is system font very ugly. Ragged and thin. I use default ubuntu - font - family. The same situation is in LightDM. I tried delete .fontconfig ...
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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 change font size using i3-wm?

When I start ubuntu with i3-wm the font of all Applications is too big. How do I change the Font and Size? I already looked into i3 Documentation but found nothing about this topic.
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wkhtmltopdf displaying text as blocks

We're using wkhtmltopdf in a web project (nodejs/compoundjs). We've gotten it working how we wanted on our machines (using the --use-xserver switch). However, when I try to run this on our Ubuntu ...
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Defautl 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 kanjis writing and not a fancy or smart way of writing them... I already had a ...
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How to repair fonts for Perl/Tk (14.04)

With Ubuntu 14. 04 I have Perl 5.18.2 for x86_64-Linux-gnu-thread-multi on my laptop which is nice, but after installing Perl/Tk-804.032 from CPAN I seem to only get non-antialiased fonts (scaled ...
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Missing fonts in Xvfb

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit as a guest under VMplayer running on my Win7 host. After Ubuntu installs, I launch and open a terminal. I then enter the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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How do I remove the unity 2D option in lightdm (login sceen) in ubuntu 12.04?

Because I wish to view my full username at login, I want to remove the "Unity 2D" option at the login screen. Currently the last part of the username (after the 20th digit) is hidden behind the ...
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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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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Switch between normal and 10-feet interface

Sometimes when I watch a movie or TV episode on my computer, I'd like to sit on my couch. Now sometimes you want to check some random fact being mentioned on wikipedia, or someone writes to me via ...
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How can I modify the small icon and title bar fonts in Unity?

As you can see in the screenshot, the fonts for the title bar (any window) and for the icons within the file browser (as well as in the navigation pane to the left) are very very small, I have tried ...
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Why is Chinese text displaying strangely?

I just upgraded to 12.04 and should have pretty default settings, yet Chinese text is displaying inconsistently. In the example below, for instance, 九 and 山 (two out of three characters) look as ...
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Customize fonts in context menus and dialogs

So I changed all my desktop fonts to 'Ubuntu Light' using unity-tweak-tool and I am running Iris Dark Theme, but the fonts in Nautilus, dialogs and context menus are unaffected (see screenshots) How ...
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Green border around fonts in GIMP

I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or antialiasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.. the attached photo says it all.. please ...
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How can I install Chinese fonts on Kubuntu 14.04

I'd like to see Chinese characters, such as this one.
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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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Problem with Microsoft fonts and facebook

After I install Microsoft fonts, facebook font for the Persian content changes to Arial, which is a very bad font for Persian. This happens in both Chrome and Firefox. Here's the font family used by ...
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Font becomes unreadable

After switching from another account to my account, the font in Firefox, Thunderbird, Acrobat, and pretty much all programs becomes unreadable. This only happens sometimes when I have left the ...
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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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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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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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My mythtv setup menus changed to greek, anybody else?

After the last update, my mythtv setup menus in the frontend and backend changed to greek, I think it is just a font issue because it looks like letter substitution rather than language. Either way ...
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Segeo UI Font Problem

I want to know the actually steps to install Segoe UI font on ubuntu 13.04, I copied segoe*.ttf manually to "/usr/share/fonts" and "/usr/share/fonts/msttcorefonts" and the used "fc-cache -f -v" ...
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How to change font of language using IBus?

I use 3 languages using IBus input in Ubuntu 13.10. How can I choose a custom font for one of the languages? Changing font in this window only temorarily changes the font of input. When I close ...
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Multi language font

Is there any way or any font family that supports both English and Persian language like tahoma? I am a web developer and new in Ubuntu, I want to write my code in English and Persian language and it ...
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Ubuntu font override

How and what fonts does the Ubuntu system override? When browsing many sites I see an alternative font than Verdana, overridden by Ubuntu OS. I would like to set up the same for my Gentoo.
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How change system font color Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching but i can't get a specific guide to changing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS' font color. I am using the Dfcon editor to change the background and base color of the system, the code being: ...
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how do I correct text sizes on the web?

I open for instance http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/07/warrantless-cell-tracking/ and the text on the left hand (story) is very small, but the test on the right (advertisements) is quite ...
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How do I make an input method for my conlang

I am trying to make an input method for my constructed language, and have no idea where to start. I haven't found any helpful information on any forums. I am trying to make a syllabic language, so I ...
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how do I choose the font/s I want in what programs I want?

As recommended by Bobby Phoenix, I had copied the fonts folder from Windows to Ubuntu and put it on my desktop. I installed Fonty Python from the USC and I then made a Pog of the fonts I want to ...
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How to include/install other font types

How would you include/install other font types such as ComicSans (and others) which are resident in Mozilla ThunderBird Email when used in Windows O/S, but not resident in Mozilla ThunderBird Email in ...
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set desktop font via command line and without gnome-settings-daemon?

i've switched from unity to i3wm and i'm really enjoying it however there is a slight problem: i can't set the desired desktop font without running gnome-settings-daemon. and at the moment this is the ...
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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 ...
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Issue with font rendering inside applications

My current settings are: antialiasing: none hinting: full This has changed the appearance of fonts in menus, titlebars and most apps (including Skype, system settings, Unity Tweak Tool, etc.) ...
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Powerline fonts aren't working

I have installed powerline and installed the Ubuntu Mono Powerline fonts and selected the font as the font to use in the terminal. The special characters still aren't working after installing the ...
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Install font for specific language

I'm using Ubuntu in English. I also use Arabic to name files and folders. How can I install a default font for specific Arabic and another for English ?
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Font rendering problem after accidentally deleting font folder

I accidentally deleted my fonts folder in home/usr/share, then I re-installed dejavu core fonts and ubuntu font family in order to be able to work with my ubuntu again. Then I started to install ...
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how can I restore default fonts in Ubuntu 11.10?

I have accidentally deleted some of the fonts from /usr/share/fonts folder. They must have been crucial since now I have various display problems ( underscore and font size display ). I have already ...
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Eclipse sans font is not readable

Ubuntu 12.04, Oracle Java 7, Eclipse Indigo/Juno. Have following trouble (Same in code for final member names and static methods): Font seems like sans, tried to change it to Bitstream Sans, no ...
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dpkg stuck downloading font files

I have been reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04. The install from USB works fine, and I could update everything OK, but when I got to re-installing my application software I hit a snag. One of the packages I ...
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Why does my browser display all-white (blank) text after installing some fonts?

I installed a bunch of extra fonts for Ubuntu and now almost nothing involving fonts is displayed in my browser.
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Where's the default Farsi(Persian) font file?

There is a default font for each language in ubuntu, which is displayed in menus, captions, etc. As far as I'm concerned they're located in /usr/shared/fonts. My problem is that I can't find the ...
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GillSans font doesn't show up in any applications

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, and I'm trying to add some fonts for use with Libre Office. In particular, I've placed a GillSans.ttc font file into /usr/share/fonts/truetype by copying it ...