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

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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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Android Studio doesn't render Ubuntu Mono Font well

It doesn't even recognise it as a Monospaced font. Then it only shows anti-aliasing when the font size is set to 20 or over. But for other fonts it does it at 16. The result is ugly looking fonts and ...
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Using fonts with older apps (ctwm, ical), and finding more fonts to use

I am using various old/legacy tools, such as ctwm and ical, which appear to prefer the fonts -- specifically, the font names -- returned by xlsfonts, instead of fc-list. That is, if I specify a font ...
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XTerm is seemingly ignoring .Xresources font size

I'm having some strange issues with regards to XTerm font sizes since the Xenial update. The actual content of the terminal (prompts, output, etc) appear excessively large, and I can't adjust them at ...
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Change font and cursor size with custom Xsession

Running 16.04 beta 2. Installed i3 and am using a custom .desktop session: [Desktop Entry] Name=Xsession Exec=/etc/X11/Xsession My ~/.Xsession file starts i3. Fonts in i3 are correct and ...
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Certain characters not rendering on Ubuntu title bar and Mozilla gmail and some other sites

I've noticed a weird problem on a new install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new build machine. It may be the same problem as this: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Increase text size in list display

In List display text size is much smaller than icon size. With very small zoom (30%) text proportion looks good to me, although everything is too small ;-) then increasing size, text size lags size of ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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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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myanmar font on firefox at ubuntu didn't work out

I am a new user of ubuntu 12.04 from MYANMAR. I tried to install myanmar font to read the myanmar website but it didn't work out. Please Someone can help me out?
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Fonts look squashed or stretched in the browser on Ubuntu

Fonts in the browser on Ubuntu look look squashed/stretched compared to Windows/OSX. This image shows exactly what I mean: http://i.stack.imgur.com/suUXX.png I installed msttcorefonts and ...
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Table rendering in Ubuntu Firefox

I need to input sports result data on a website quite regularly. The table appears offset in Ubuntu (using Firefox and Chrome) ie the input boxes do not match with the vertical input descriptions. ...
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Font or windows scaling changed between 15.10 and 16.04

After update from 15.10 to 16.04 it seems that some scaling was changed, so fonts in 16.04 looks smaller (see attached screenshots). Do you know which settings is responsible for that? 15.10 16.04
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Times New Roman font missing in LibreOffice Writer

There is no Times New Roman Font present in LibreOffice Writer. I looked upon the question Installing Times New Roman font. But I have the fonts installed on my system already, but is it not showing ...
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Why after upgrading to from 12.04 to 14.04 browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are not displaying Marathi & Hindi fonts properly?

In last week I upgraded my system from 64-bit 12.04 Ubuntu LTS to 64-bit 14.04 Ubuntu LTS. It also upgraded the browsers Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome which were already present on my system. ...
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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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Resolution Too High for Programs on XPS 13

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 (upgraded from 15.04) on the XPS13 (9343, Windows version). As this ultrabook has a very high resolution touch-screen (3200x1800), I followed some useful threads on how to fix ...
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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 do I fix bad font rendering in web broswers?

This just happened today - the fonts in my web browers' UI as well as content looks awful. I'm running an up to date version of Ubuntu 15.04. The browsers affected are chromium and Firefox. Strangely, ...
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set fallback font for default serif and sans-serif

Default sans-serif font which is used in system, doesn't have some characters from Middle-Eastern languages. So I want to set a fallback font to be used when some symbols are missing. AFAIK, it's ...
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Need to manually change scaling when remote desktop connecting to high resolution display

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine with a 27" QHD monitor. Under Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display, I have set "Change the size of all items" to medium (recommended) so I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Texmaker accents problem

I've installed Texmaker 4.1 (using apt) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bits. Most of the time it works fine, but out of the blue it starts to show some strange behavior with accents marks, for example, I ...
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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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Font is rendered differently in browsers on Ubuntu and Win 7. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger

Faced with the problem of font rendering in browsers in Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu displays the fonts larger. Font Arial, size 16px appears as if he was in 17px in windows 7. Page in firefox Windows 7 (...
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change default font properties when composing mail in evolution

I'm using Evolution as a mail client. By default it's using some fonts (really I don't know) in mail. But I would like to change the font family, size and colour when I'm composing the mail to someone....
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Firefox does not display text after the installation of new fonts

Ubuntu 14.04, after install new fonts, when enter a page, Firefox just display images, it does not display text. I tried to chown the folder /usr/share/fonts' to my user andchmodthe folder/usr/share/...
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How to set font for GTK applications on Kubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to use the same font in Kubuntu 14.04 both for native KDE apps and for GTK apps. If I use the GTK entry on System Preferences to set up the font, I see the following problems: 1: Only ...
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Hebrew font in Terminal ubuntu 12.10

I have files on usb DOK that I can't accesses since the folder name is in Hebrew I use Ubuntu 12.10 ll /media/user/KINGSTON drwx------ 16 user user 8192 Apr 28 16:40 ??????????/ ll /media/ilan/...
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Changing Font Size in Applications

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook Pro 11-1. Because of the Retina display, the resolution absolutely needs to be 2560x1600 (I have a 13 inch). However, that obviously doesn't work too well with an ...
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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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Error in loads of programs

I've been getting a recurring error after using Lubuntu and trying to install a font. python: /build/buildd/cairo-1.12.16/src/cairo-scaled-font.c:459: _cairo_scaled_glyph_page_destroy: Assertion `!...
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How to install Artwiz Lime?

I am new to Linux and i want to install a font called: lime. Can anyone explain how to do that? I see that they arent in the repos anymore. install artwiz fonts in ubuntu 12.04 only explains how to ...
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Awkward Fonts in Ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in Vmware Workstation. After 3 week from the installation, yesterday, Vmware showed me an error I could not read that as I blindly clicked on ok. Since then the fonts in ...
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Chinese letters are not correct in JFreeChart (Ubuntu 11.04)

I am using JFreeChart in my web application. French, German languages are rendered without any issue. But when i use Chinese and Japanese locale the languages are rendered as square box. At the same ...
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How do I set default font for Amharic on Ubuntu?

I have this font that I want to use for Amharic/Ethiopic, while leaving the default for other characters, notably Latin. The problem is my Ubuntu OS seem to have a random way of choosing from among ...
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Fonts corrupted

Fonts seems to be corrupted in Unity in my system after an update yesterday. It seems certain characters are refusing to display (please see attached screenshot), or gets displayed in same color as ...
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Dashboard doesn't see Font Viewer

why ubuntu 12.04 dashboard doesn't show "Font Viewer" ? gnome-font-viewer.desktop file is present in /usr/share/applications with entry NoDisplay=true running gnome-font-viewer in console ...
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Strange font rendering when using Tahoma

When using tahoma (antialias off), I get something like this: Any idea? (see bookmarks, computer and networks 'bold' in left panel) Thanks for advice
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Install Malayalam true type fonts

How to Install Malayalam windows fonts (.ttf) in my Ubuntu 12.04 using to create douments with Libre Office, Gimp etc.
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Fonts in Google Earth look bad even after installing Microsoft Fonts

Google Earth fonts look bad, even after installing the Microsoft font package. I am using Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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Are there regular Gujarati fonts for Ubuntu?

All the fonts supplied with Ubuntu Gujarati Language Support have fancy typfaces. The conventional typeface which is seen in all the newspapers is not supplied with Ubuntu. There is a third-party ...
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Error font render in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I have copied all font on Windows 7 into Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and it error to render like the picture I post below.
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Using Telugu in Libre office writer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I have installed Lohit Telugu. I have added keyboard layout Telugu in keyboard app. But I am unable to type in Telugu in Libreoffice writer. I tried ctrl+space. I selected ...
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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How to build infinality-ultimate?

I really want to use infinality-ultimate from bohoomil, since it's much superior to ubuntu font rendering in my eyes, and it seems ubuntu/canonical are not really fixing their bugs in theirs anymore (...