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

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How to change the login (gdm) font and font-size?

In Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.10, I was able to do this using the following method: sudo cp /usr/share/applications/gnome-appearance-properties.desktop /usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow to enable ...
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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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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Why am I experiencing visual corruption with Intel X4500 graphics card on 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. After a while of using it, the screens will have rubbish and smudges as in the pic. Here is my card info and driver: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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To use the license of Ubuntu Font face, what specifically i have to cite in my website?

I want to use the fonts available in http://font.ubuntu.com/ in my personal website, but I dont know what text I have to include in "Legal Information & Notices" section of my website. I have ...
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Can I override fonts installed by ttf-mscorefonts-installer, prefer Liberation fonts?

I had to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. The short version is I need to pipe PDF files out of an application that requires these fonts for certain glyphs. The ...
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Is it possible to use a font in the terminal that isn't monospace

Yeah, so there's the question. I wondered if it was possible to use the Ubuntu font in the terminal. I know how to change the font, but using anything except a monospace font doesn't really work very ...
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Are True Type fonts (TTF) standard on Ubuntu?

I know I can use .ttf (True Type Font) files on Windows. If I want to install them I just klick on the file and if its not on the system the font is getting installed. Is this the same way on ubuntu? ...
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Hindi Font Problem in Chrome

I am using Google Chrome. I am facing problem in using Hindi News. which shows bullets instead of proper hindi text. but this same thing is not happening with Firefox it shows Hindi font . when i ...
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How to change the default monospaced font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? In Oneiric Ocelot, the default monospaced font in "Ubuntu Mono" with size 13; I can see it from the gedit Preferences. In ...
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Fonts are not embedded into a pdf?

I have created a pdf file using the pdflatex command but some fonts are not embedded into it. Please see the output of pdffonts. I have also checked "updmap --edit" to see whether the option ...
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What makes fonts in Ubuntu as sharp as fonts optimized by ClearType on Windows?

What program or configuration is responsible for making fonts sharp and clear?
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Custom DPI settings in KDE

How can I set a custom value for font DPI in KDE? The only options available in KDE are 96 and 120 DPI values. My Screen resolution is 1920*1080, so I would like to keep the DPI at a value higher ...
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What packages do I need to compile .tex documents using XeLaTeX?

I'm aware of the existence of similar threads on this forum. But any of replies mach to my problem. I'm using Ubuntu 10.4 and I hadn't problems with fonts till I've decided to use XeLaTeX instead of ...
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Not all TTF fonts visible from the (Sun) JDK

I wanted to use Monaco.ttf with IntelliJ. Unfortunately it doesn't show up. I also noticed that the Monaco font doesn't appear in the list of fonts got from awt: ...
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Strange font issues on Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

somehow the fonts on my ubuntu machine started looking really strange: I tried reinstalling the unity light theme, but that didn't change anything unfortunately. Do you have an idea how to fix this ...
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How to increase text size on Lubuntu?

My O.S. is Lubuntu 12.04. And I'm having some problems to read the text of my screen, because it appears very small. I've read How to increase text size?, but it only explains how to increase text ...
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Google chrome doesn't render the fonts properly.

I have attached an image of the badly rendered font. This started happening after upgrading 12.04 (I was on 10.10 before that). The chrome version is Version 22.0.1229.39 beta. Font for the text ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu 12.04 stops recognize Helvetica and others fonts

Sunddely Firefox stops recognize TTF. All text assigned to special fonts as Helvetica is now presented with Arial or other plain font.. The last changes registered in log of updates was on 03 May. I ...
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What is the fallback font in ubuntu?

What font does Ubuntu use for really irregular characters like 𠆢, and just general Chinese characters? Since it sort of falls back to a font that does have the glyphs, its impossible to tell where ...
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Environment font size is too small

So I've chosen a font by System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Fonts And there I've adjusted all fonts to be of 14th size. And also checked "Use my KDE fonts..." in Gtk+ appearance. I've ...
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Font displaying as squares in terminal preview

I have recently installed inconsolata and now when I go to preview the font it shows up as squares. Sorry, I dont have enough reputation points to display images directly. This is a preview form my ...
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Why isn't Chrome rendering images and fonts correctly? [closed]

I have an Acer monitor and an Intel Pentium 4 running 12.04 32-bit. Chrome renders all webpages like this: This is how CNN should look: I have Firefox installed and its images/fonts look fine. ...
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How to change sample text in font installer

I have several Japanese fonts but do not want to install them all. I would like to preview them before installing. In icon view I can get a very rough idea of the style of the font as it shows Aa. ...
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How to reset fonts

is there any way to reset fonts? my recent customization made the desktop ugly, now the fonts are not smooth and some are very small.I used ubuntu tweak tool to reset fonts. but it didn't work as ...
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Will 7000+ fonts slow down my system?

I've just recently download the whole collection of open source fonts hosted by Google, and was wondering if installing them on my computer would cause performance issues. The aforementioned computer ...
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Small caps plugin for GIMP

Is there a way to create small caps in GIMP? There was a reference to Freetext.org at GIMPTalk, but the plugin doesn't exist. I've installed Freetext on my computer, but don't know how to proceed to ...
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What's the default traditional Chinese font?

The only fonts that can render Chinese text are: WenQuanYi Micro Hei, WenQuanYi Micro Hei Mono, Droid Sans (I think is unicode), FreeSans (I think is unicode too). Changing Chinese text to Sans, ...
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Gujarat Fonts - Indic

Sir, I need to install Gujarat Fonts - INDIC. From where shell I get the concerned font file to install? I had previously Win XP and the fonts were installed but the same is not applicable for the ...
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Type 1 fonts render poorly on-screen

Some Type 1 fonts, particularly URW Palladio L, look rather ugly when rendered on-screen in various programs. In particular, the letter height is inconsistent. See the body text below, rendered in ...
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How do I reduce the font size on tabs in Chrome in Ubuntu?

The tabs in Ubuntu (Xubuntu 14.04) have a larger font than Firefox. See comparison in attached image. How do I reduce this size?
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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Fonts look bad in Microsoft Office using Wine

Office fonts in wine look very different from what they look in Windows or LibreOffice. As can be seen from the attached screenshots, they look blurry in some sizes and aliased in other sizes. You ...
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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Change font size in Skype messaging

Is there a way to change the size of the font in the chat/messaging used in Skype on Ubuntu? I'm using Skype Beta 2.2.0.35, and Ubuntu 11.10. Currently the font is too small for me, and there doesn't ...
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Fat fonts in Kubuntu

In Kubuntu (both Precise and Oneiric) the font rendering is really different from Gnome. The ubuntu font is not well displayed because it is always used the bold one instead of 'regular' resulting in ...
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How to fix the Bold font rendering issue with gnome-terminal

Clearly there is a problem rendering bold fonts in the terminal.The gedit version of Monaco looks much better,and is rendered properly. I have also tried the Monaco font on Gvim,and terminator.They ...
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Why does Google Chrome not show websites' correct fonts?

I just did a fresh install of 11.10, and installed Google Chrome. For many sites it does not display the correct font (it shows the fall-back font instead). Both Chromium and Firefox show fonts ...
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Font style changed suddenly - what's wrong?

/* to see the screenshots clearly please hit 'ctrl' and '+' */ After installing Kubuntu 10.10 the look and feel was awesome. The fonts looked beautiful. But after having a reboot the font style ...
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How to get Apple Color Emojis to work on Ubuntu?

In order to get Emojis rendered on Ubuntu machines, one can simply install the ttf-ancient-fonts package. But these are not coloured and by far not as nice as the well-known Apple Color Emojis. How ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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How to reset errornous font in promt and output of gnome-terminal

I'm experiencing replacement of all occurances of certain characters in the prompt and output of gnome-terminal (3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04), e.g. (latin d is replaced with some kind of uppercase D in ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change desktop font and font size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? The desktop's font is too big. Also, I want to change the font. gnome-tweak-tool did not have the option for that.
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What is the difference between the ubuntu and ubuntu beta font? Is it worth using?

Is there a way to install the new Ubuntu font to be used throughout Ubuntu? What is the difference with the 3 fonts: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Title, and Ubuntu beta?
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Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice?

I have installed a lot of fonts before, but this time things are really different. I have downloaded some True Type Font (ttf) fonts. Then paste them in the directory usr/share/fonts after that ...