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

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the font of gnome suddenly became weird

I'm using ubuntu 10.04. The font of gnome became very weird when I surfed the Internet. I have used it for several months since the 10.04 is released. And I always install all the updates. It's the ...
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Font in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed idea 13.1 and Oracle JDK 1.8. When I launch idea I see very bad font it is ugly. How I can fix this. Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Oracle JDK 1.8 Here's a screenshot:
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PDFs don't render correctly with Firefox and pdf.js

While using Firefox on Windows, pdf.js worked beautifully. It was honestly amazing. But on (K)ubuntu, it fails to render the files - not just some, but any (which is why I'm posting here). For ...
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Why do some PDFs have such ugly fonts in Document Viewer?

Why are the fonts in Document Viewer so ugly and non-antialiased?
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Ubuntu 12.10: Can't change window title bar font

In Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2, I've tried using Ubuntu Tweak to change the window title bar font, but after it's changed in the application, it's not reflected throughout the system. I've tried different ...
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No anti-aliasing with Xmonad

I'm looking into Xmonad. One problem I'm having is that most of my applications in Xmonad don't have anti-aliasing. For example gnome-terminal & evolution. I have this in my .Xresources: ...
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Web fonts became ugly after installing KDE

After installing kde-standard on my Ubuntu 12.04,web fonts(both Firefox and Chrome) turned to ugly both in Gnome and KDE desktops.How do I get back good looking web fonts.
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Found an error in font in Ubuntu, where and how should I report it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I report a bug? I am playing with Braille unicode characters and I just realised that DejaVuSans Mono and FreeMono(and maybe other fonts too) show character: ⡳ ...
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How to type Hindi in open office?

i m using ubuntu 10.10. please tell me how to type in hindi fonts in open office word. please help
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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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Fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf”

I am getting the following error frequently. (Example: when running zenity,firefox etc. commands / applications.) Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf", line 11: Having ...
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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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Urdu Fonts not rendering Properly in chrome

Chrome in ubuntu is not rendering the urdu Fonts properly.It is showing gibberish characters not able to read. Especially on Facebook font is not working. Ahh after a long time im back. Still not ...
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Fonts corrupted, all look the same

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 I have a problem with the fonts in some apps. When I use gvim or fontconfig, all the fonts available look the same. It doesn't matter which one I chose, it always ...
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Why can't I install fonts system-wide?

I am having trouble installing some .ttfs that I earlier added to a Win7 system and now am trying to add to a 64-bit 12.04 LTS system. I initially installed the fonts to my /home/.fonts folder and ...
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Install many fonts at once [duplicate]

I have about a hundred fonts that I need to install. Manually right clicking every font file and clicking install, then selecting "personal" vs "system" in a dialog that appears, and then closing it ...
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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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Font rendering issue in GTK based applications, (Firefox, GIMP)?

I am experiencing an issue with font rendering issue in GTK based applications (for example; Firefox, GIMP). I've read a bunch of Google answers about this, but haven't figured out yet what to do. It ...
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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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Xmonad changes font in terminal

When I fire up a GNOME-Terminal in 12.04 This is the sort of font I get: I really like it and want to keep it. When I run Xmonad and fire up a GNOME-terminal I get this sort of font: Why are ...
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How to adjust the font size in Ubuntu Software Center?

I like to use the Ubuntu Software Center, but I cannot adjust the font size of the entries. So most of the entries' fonts are so ridiculously small for me that, I can't read them! I tried by ...
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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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How do I change the icon and text color?

Suddenly all of my icons and the text under the icons became grey in color. I want the theme to be as it was when I first installed Ubuntu 11.10. The menu color was dark grey and icons were orange or ...
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Could not install ubuntu-private-fonts

I have signed up for trying out and testing ubuntu beta monospace fonts. When I tried installing that I get the following information and I have not been able to install the font I actually wanted. ...
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Is it possible to control horizontal letter spacing in Vim?

Is it possible to control horizontal letter spacing in Vim (Ubuntu)?
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Why won't Opera let me use the Ubuntu font?

This is driving me crazy. I'm using monochrome rendering for fonts and this causes a few problems in my browser so I wanted to make Ubuntu the standard sans-serif font. I changed it in the preferences ...
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How to change forecolor of Software Center descriptions?

Due to some change I did to the system which I cannot remember, the text in my Software Center is no longer visible (the description, version, etc of the software). It shows when I highlight on where ...
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Purisa font renders strange symbol instead of TM

I use the Purisa Medium font in various appearance settings, it's wonderful. However, whenever I type the characters T and M next to each other, they mysteriously change into a face-like character ...
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How to change Firefox debugger font size

It's too little to read. Bug report is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143119 Notice: it's not about Firebug.
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How can I add my free font to Ubuntu repositories?

How can I can share my freeware font with Ubuntu users? Is there a way to make a package, or change an existing package to include the font I've designed? Here is a gzipped archive with the font: ...
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Font messed up?

What have I done?! Compare that to: You'll see that there's a slight difference.
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Ubuntu 13.04 Window Title Font

How can I change the font for the window title in 13.04 Ubuntu? Original text: Wie kann ich die Schrift für den Fenstertitel bei Ubuntu 13.04 ändern?
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How can I change font attributes for “Text Entry” in Glade

I'd like to change font attributes (size, style, family, colour) for Text Entry but I don't see any option for this in Glade. There's no problem with Label, but Label is not editable by user. I tried ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display, nvidia graphics

I tried the @Golboth solution in this thread. Worked sometimes, it has an intermittent behavior, sometimes work, most of times doesn't work. Installed Nvidia drivers, Ubuntu detects the Graphics : ...
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How to check if a ttf file contains a certain character? [duplicate]

Using the command line, how can I check if a *.ttf file contains a certain character? I want to know if the font-file Ubuntu-R.ttf contains the U+2007 (FIGURE SPACE) character.
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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 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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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 ...