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

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How to change default fonts in Xubuntu

How can i change the default font settings in xubuntu? All i can find is the overall font settings in the appearance menu, i want to be able to set things like my monospace font for the terminal? ...
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Wine fonts problem

I installed SumatraPDF with Wine and it works fine but I have problem about fonts. It shows English characters but doesn't shows Georgian. Which font should I install to fix this problem? See ...
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Ubuntu Font Family and Mac OS X confusing font name and font

I really like the Ubuntu Font Family, and frequently use it in my documents. At school, I want to be able to use the font family so my documents that make at home using Ubuntu show up correctly at ...
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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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How can I determine which font is broken? [closed]

There's a bug in the way Ubuntu displays Japanese fonts that I need fixed rather urgently. The bug is that Ubuntu displays the wrong Japanese characters sometimes. I'm studying Japanese, and having ...
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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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Empathy doesn't obey system/theme/gnome-appearence font settings

I actually had this problem since at least 10.04. Empathy ignores gnome-appearance-properties, and settings in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf It's not just a matter of font size, but also it renders Unicode ...
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How to use the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I have the package installed. Now I want to use it to install the ms ttfonts, as stated in the description: "This package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the ...
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How can I edit font metadata in the UDS (Universal Directory Service)?

I've renamed this to reflect what I've learned. The details below track the issue. ORIGINAL POST: I'm trying to install a set of OpenType Helvetica fonts. The font installation is failing because ...
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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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Why doesn't KDE see the bold version of Droid Sans Monospace, but GNOME does?

I'm trying to set all my terminals to use the Droid Sans Monospace font from the package ttf-droid. In GNOME, this works perfectly, but KDE's Konsole does not seem to see the bold version of the font. ...
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List of installed fonts that support a certain character

How can I find out which fonts on my system include coverage of a certain character, for example, U+2192? I've tried looking in Character Map, but I don't see a way to query fonts by character, only ...
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font stuck in Wingdings

Hello Ubuntu Community, My son inadvertently changed the computer font to Wingdings and now we cannot figure out how to get back a readable font. All we see are the symbols. ANY SUGGESTIONS??
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How to get rid of Lohit Hindi and set a different default font in right to left complex script

I use multiple languages with libreoffice. I have genome ubuntu 12.04 installed. When i change the keyboard layout from English to Pashto or Persian the standard font is changed to Lohit Hindi. This ...
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In Unity, all “O” are showing up as “V”

Since today, in Ubuntu 12.10 running Unity, my font has been doing something strange. The O characters are showing up as V. See the graphics below. For example, the desktop folder on this file open ...
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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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Make Ubuntu fonts sharper [duplicate]

In the last two months I'm trying to do a complete transition from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. There is something that is really missing. I really like the sharp and think fonts in windows (I'm not talking ...
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How to change the font size of preview options when using an input method?

I'm using IBus for pinyin in 11.10. A previous AskUbuntu poster mentioned that s/he increased font size to 14 point in Preferences. I'm unable to find a setting in Preferences that allows me to do ...
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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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google-earth font issue on installation

I've tried installing Google Earth on Oneric (11.10) following instructions here: To do list after installing ubuntu 11.10 (Scroll way down or search the page for "google earth") However with ...
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Devanagari font problem - Vedic accents

I have installed all devanagri language support packages I can think of, and it works fine most of the time. But, it does not display vedic accents properly: For example, from here : अ॒ग्निः ...
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Rectangles instead of text [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Fonts totally unreadable I have this problem: I see rectangles in the places where should be text. This happens, for example in Code::Blocks in the build log tab, in the ...
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What is changed in fonts configuration from 10.10 to 11.04?

I'm not able to obtain sharp (acceptable) fonts, specially in Firefox, in Natty. In Maverick I've to delete /etc/fonts/conf.d/10- files and set 'hinting full' in gnome-appearance-properties. This ...
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How Can I Get Urdu Fonts?

How can I use Urdu fonts in Ubuntu?
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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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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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How can I get non-English characters to render on Flash?

On Flash, I've noticed that Kana and other language's scripts are not rendering properly and replacing themselves with boxes. I have the correct fonts installed and the scripts render well and are ...
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How to change default font size in menus after Wine?

I am using Wine 1.4.1 to run MS Word 2010 in Ubuntu 12.10. Yet, the font size and menus in Word are just too small. Have a look: Is there a way for me to change the Word font size and menu sizes? ...
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Bold font in user interface of LibreOffice

I just had a new installation of LibreOffice from apt-get and it seems that all the fonts in the user interface (text in menus, text in dialogs etc...) appears to be bold. It creates an ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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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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How to change font hinting settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, and I wish to change the font rendering options (medium hinting, enable subpixel ...
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How can I change the system font sizes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? How do I change the font DPI settings? The default font sizes are much too large for me. In previous versions of Ubuntu, ...
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How can I configure default fonts by unicode blocks or single codepoints? [closed]

I have the following vexing problem I've been trying to solve for weeks now, to no avail so far. *WARNING overly long question---in short: * what I need, in essence, is a system-wide way to exactly ...
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Anti-aliasing changed after update (or something…)

The anti-aliasing of my system (of GTK?) has gone weird after I did one of two things - do a system update, and install gimp 2.7 beta. See images: Before: After: Before: After: Here's ...
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Can't change text size in gedit

Within gedit I can go to the menu Edit > Preferences > Font & Colours, and change the font size here, but this seems to change the font size for the application itself, when I print something it ...
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Can I add Ubuntu fonts to website? What are licenses of those?

Basically I would like to use on website a "Norasi" font, that was bundled with Ubuntu, but I cannot find any license. Am I allowed to distribute that font through website? What is its license?
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Firefox doesn't display website text

Firefox 11 doesn't show any text on some sites as Google and Youtube. Also Lotus Symphony doesn't show many UI Labels. This problem occurred suddenly. Firefox display error: Symphony ...
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How do I apply a custom font system-wide for all users?

I have installed the 'Droid' font. The left one root nautilus, the right one normal nautilus. Why are the fonts different? (specifically look at menus) I want both windows to use the same font. ...
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TimesNewRoman in LibreOffice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts I'm using ubuntu 12.04 32bit. And i need to type texts in Times New Roman. Any ideas how to install TimesNewRoman in ...
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How to change the default font used in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I downloaded a font and I want it to be used instead of the Ubuntu default font in files & folders names & the web ...
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Why is Evince not displaying application fonts/text for me?

Any time I use Evince, it just shows boxes where all the text should be. Instead, it uses the box symbol which I know stands for not being able to find a character. This problem occurs on every menu, ...
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Font rendering in gedit is smooth, but not smooth in NetBeans

See the attached image. The window in the background is gedit with the fonts rendered smooth. The window on top is NetBeans with not-so-smooth font rendering (not anti-aliased, I think). Both ...
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How do I set Ubuntu Bold Font as the window titlebar font?

I've made a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 install and the Ubuntu Bold font is missing from the font selection screens. This means that if I try to use Ubuntu Tweak to set the title font for windows as "Ubuntu ...
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I shrank my font too small, How do I fix this?

I was trying to find the perfect font size and shrank the font to zero. now all the fonts in apps and menus are so tiny the dont even show with zoom. How can I fix this? Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome. I tried ...
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Is there any good font editor?

There is any good font editor for ubuntu? Like high-logic Font editor for win. I tried Doubletype, but not worked very well, and really outdated.
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What's up with the Fontmatrix project?

I'm quite fond of Fontmatrix, but it seems to be "dead" - at least the site of the project is down. Does anyone have information about that, or a possible fork that I should start to use etc.?
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How do I change the default Chinese font?

I've installed two Chinese fonts from the repos: UMing and UKai. I like better how UKai looks, but the default font picked by Ubuntu (when selecting a non-Chinese font) is UMing. For example, my ...
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Why isn't LMRoman17 font available in libreoffice?

LMRoman17 is installed by default in Ubuntu. The font file is lmr17.pfb. I can use this font in the gimp, but not libreoffice writer. The strange thing is that LMRoman10 (lmr10.pfb) IS available in ...
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How to change font size which can't be picked from 'Font' setting

I installed Macbuntu for my Ubuntu 10.04. The theme is nice and cool. I want to change the font size to larger. I open the 'Appearance' preference, I find Macbuntu changed the font of system to ...