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

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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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Inkscape to PDF Font issue when saving/Exporting to PDF

I am exporting an Inkscape vector graphic (.SVG) to the PDF format required by the digital printers but one of the fonts used (namely Futura BdCn BT) is not formatting correctly in the exported PDF ...
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How to add custom color scheme to gedit-3.14.0

I change the xml file in the /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ but it didn't work, and when I want to add my own scheme through the Preference --> Font&Color and it replied that "The ...
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Green border around fonts in GIMP

I have a problem in the way text appears in GIMP, I think its related to hinting or antialiasing but I have no idea about the cause nor the solution for it.. the attached photo says it all.. please ...
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Ragged and thin font in all users except my account

there is no problem in my main user account, but in other is system font very ugly. Ragged and thin. I use default ubuntu - font - family. The same situation is in LightDM. I tried delete .fontconfig ...
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Chrome/Chromium fonts look bad starting from version 37

After an upgrade from version 36 to 37, the fonts in Google Chrome browser and its opensource variation Chromium look much worse. In the attached screenshot you will the same page viewed with version ...
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Fonts messed up after installing Kubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 14.04

I decided I wanted to try Kubuntu since I had some difficulties with the Unity desktop. I do not remember exactly the command(s) I run, but I think I used sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Now 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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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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Defautl kanji/japanese font wrong in ubuntu 14.04, how to change it?

I am learning japanese and I have a problem with the default font used by ubuntu. I would like to learn the standard kanjis writing and not a fancy or smart way of writing them... I already had a ...
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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How to repair fonts for Perl/Tk (14.04)

With Ubuntu 14. 04 I have Perl 5.18.2 for x86_64-Linux-gnu-thread-multi on my laptop which is nice, but after installing Perl/Tk-804.032 from CPAN I seem to only get non-antialiased fonts (scaled ...
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How do I remove the unity 2D option in lightdm (login sceen) in ubuntu 12.04?

Because I wish to view my full username at login, I want to remove the "Unity 2D" option at the login screen. Currently the last part of the username (after the 20th digit) is hidden behind the ...
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Thunderbird and Firefox font problems

I've been using Ubuntu for years. Now, I'm in version 14.04, alternating with some sessions in ubuntu-desktop and others in xubuntu-desktop. A few days ago, when "playing" with some themes and with ...
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Japanese and european languages font list

Where can I find a complete list of the fonts available for Ubuntu? I need in particular those for all European languages and Japanese.
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Switch between normal and 10-feet interface

Sometimes when I watch a movie or TV episode on my computer, I'd like to sit on my couch. Now sometimes you want to check some random fact being mentioned on wikipedia, or someone writes to me via ...
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Powerline fonts aren't working

I have installed powerline and installed the Ubuntu Mono Powerline fonts and selected the font as the font to use in the terminal. The special characters still aren't working after installing the ...
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How can I modify the small icon and title bar fonts in Unity?

As you can see in the screenshot, the fonts for the title bar (any window) and for the icons within the file browser (as well as in the navigation pane to the left) are very very small, I have tried ...
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Why is Chinese text displaying strangely?

I just upgraded to 12.04 and should have pretty default settings, yet Chinese text is displaying inconsistently. In the example below, for instance, 九 and 山 (two out of three characters) look as ...
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Customize fonts in context menus and dialogs

So I changed all my desktop fonts to 'Ubuntu Light' using unity-tweak-tool and I am running Iris Dark Theme, but the fonts in Nautilus, dialogs and context menus are unaffected (see screenshots) How ...
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Trying to change kde setting something changed the font/font rendering and I can't go back

I was going through list (the first post)... I changed some of the settings and some other things in the system menu, but somewhere for some reason, the font of most applications changed, and now ...
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Problem with Microsoft fonts and facebook

After I install Microsoft fonts, facebook font for the Persian content changes to Arial, which is a very bad font for Persian. This happens in both Chrome and Firefox. Here's the font family used by ...
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Font becomes unreadable

After switching from another account to my account, the font in Firefox, Thunderbird, Acrobat, and pretty much all programs becomes unreadable. This only happens sometimes when I have left the ...
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Issue with font rendering inside applications

My current settings are: antialiasing: none hinting: full This has changed the appearance of fonts in menus, titlebars and most apps (including Skype, system settings, Unity Tweak Tool, etc.) ...
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Install font for specific language

I'm using Ubuntu in English. I also use Arabic to name files and folders. How can I install a default font for specific Arabic and another for English ?
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Font rendering problem after accidentally deleting font folder

I accidentally deleted my fonts folder in home/usr/share, then I re-installed dejavu core fonts and ubuntu font family in order to be able to work with my ubuntu again. Then I started to install ...
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how can I restore default fonts in Ubuntu 11.10?

I have accidentally deleted some of the fonts from /usr/share/fonts folder. They must have been crucial since now I have various display problems ( underscore and font size display ). I have already ...
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Eclipse sans font is not readable

Ubuntu 12.04, Oracle Java 7, Eclipse Indigo/Juno. Have following trouble (Same in code for final member names and static methods): Font seems like sans, tried to change it to Bitstream Sans, no ...
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dpkg stuck downloading font files

I have been reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04. The install from USB works fine, and I could update everything OK, but when I got to re-installing my application software I hit a snag. One of the packages I ...
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Why does my browser display all-white (blank) text after installing some fonts?

I installed a bunch of extra fonts for Ubuntu and now almost nothing involving fonts is displayed in my browser.
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GillSans font doesn't show up in any applications

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx, and I'm trying to add some fonts for use with Libre Office. In particular, I've placed a GillSans.ttc font file into /usr/share/fonts/truetype by copying it ...