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

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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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No Text Displayed for the Installer while Attempting to Install to MacBook Pro 13" Retina

I'm having issues trying to install Ubuntu side by side with OS X on a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" model with Retina. I have the MacBook12,1 model. When I attempt to run the installer, I see the usual GUI ...
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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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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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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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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 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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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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Using installed fonts in gnome-terminal

Recently I have been messing with gnome-terminal to make it look more appealing. I tried using installed fonts that were in my ~/.fonts folder (installed with Font Viewer) but when I edit the ...
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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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IntelliJ Bad Font Rendering [duplicate]

I've recently installed IntelliJ on my Ubuntu system and realized that the font I want to normally use Monaco doesn't render properly in IntelliJ. So, the problem was slightly fixed from this post ...
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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 ...
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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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What is the ubuntu font closest to Helvetica?

As I understand we don't have the font Helvetica in Ubuntu. Is there any font that is very similar to it? How can I install it?
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After installing MS fonts, the fonts are still not the same as on windows

Fonts in Firefox and Chromium are still not the same as in Windows FF and Chrome after installing ms fonts. I mean the fonts that were missing are now displayed, but they are not the same as on ...
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Fluxbox: blurry TTF fonts

I'm using fluxbox. I've noticed that the TTF fonts are quite blurry (particularly in GVim): Here's an example, using Inconsolata 12pt in Fluxbox: Here's the same example, using Inconsolata 12pt, ...
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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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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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How do I reinstall default fonts?

i have deleted the default fonts in Ubuntu Desktop 10.10. IE, arial, verdana, etc. Does anyone know how I can get them back?
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Open Office Default Font

I have imported a document from another Ubuntu computer (made in open office). The other computer had the font Merriweather installed, which the present system does not. As a result my present system ...
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Fonts look ugly in Kubuntu 12.04 after setting resolution to 1440x900

I'm currently using Kubuntu 12.04 and after installing nVidia drivers and Setting resolution up to 1440x900 limit, fonts look ugly,only browser content fonts work well, I tried fixing them using ...
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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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How do I uninstall a font installed using gnome-font-viewer?

I installed a TrueType font by running: $ sudo gnome-font-viewer somefont.ttf and clicking the "install" button. I would now like to uninstall that font (as it seems malformed and makes programs ...
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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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How to improve GUI and font appearance of programs installed under CrossOver?

This can be done in Wine but can it be done in CrossOver?
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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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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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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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How to configure Kubuntu fonts to look line ones used in Unity - Ubuntu 12.04?

Because Unity and Gnome3 where too buggy and unstable I switched to Kubuntu and now I do have a really good speed and, so far, stability. Still, the problem with Kuduntu, is the all the fonts are ...
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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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dvips: How to get correct fonts for eps (encapsulated postscript)?

I have a 12 year old, large Latex document with eps figures in it. Nowadays, when I try to translate it into pdf, I get the following error message: dvips: Font Courier used in file ...
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Cambria appears only in italics in LibreOffice

I have a Windows 7 partition mounted in Ubuntu. In order to access the fonts I created a link to the Windows font folder using ln -s /path/to/your/windows/fonts/folder .fonts/windows I then ...
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Showing the correct font in Japanese

I'm having a problem with Japanese characters using old/Chinese forms (神社 being the obvious examples), just as in this question: Some applications use "archaic" character instead of modern ...
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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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Subsetting a font from the command line and turning it into a webfont

I have a few web projects that link into various icon fonts (like FontAwesome and Glyphicons). These are great fonts but they include a lot of glyphs that I never use. ~65KB is a relatively big ...