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

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Magnified fonts messed up after reboot

I have the following problem with the built in magnifier option (Settings->Display->magnification slider) of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty. In the beginning my problem occured every few days but since a ...
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Ubuntu logs out after changing fonts

Ubuntu 14.04 Linux 3.13.0-49-generic logs out immediately after I change fonts in Unity Tweak Tool. I faced this problem today. Unity Tweak Tool worked just fine a few days back. And no, it does not ...
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How do I fix fonts not rendering and missing letters?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 on my laptop. It appears that letters are missing from files and folders, as well as menus and configuration windows. I'm not sure where to start in order ...
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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 to change all Font colors in Ubuntu 14?

Through "Application Appearance" I can access most colors, bot not the colors used for Text in the Task Manager and on the Desktop or for the Drive and folder names in Dolphin (its always white). Also ...
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Mscorefonts problems

I tried installing ttf-mscorefonts-installer from the terminal, because I want to use Wine. It looked kind of like it failed on the Comic Sans part. Viewing it just displays the text in another font. ...
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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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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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How to get pretty fonts in Google docs on Linux?

On Mac and Windows the Google docs fonts look all pretty, but when I look at the very same document on Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 and Lubuntu 14.04 at least) the font doesn't look nearly as good. How do I ...
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'Open Sans' rendering differently on Chrome vs. other operating systems

After upgrading to 14.04, any use of the 'Open Sans' on web pages renders in Chrome using a very 'thin' (maybe the 300 weight?) version of the font which is almost unreadable on Ubuntu - however, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 display missing some characters

Some time the text display missing some characters, its happen on a UI window or even the terminal text. I have a screenshot here: Here is my lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation ...
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“Your system is running in low graphics mode” error

I'm quite new to ubuntu. I recently downloaded pycharm for python development. The fonts on the pycharm editor looked broken, so I was googling for a fix. I stumbled upon this stackoverflow thread and ...
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Where does TeXlive 2014 locate font files on Ubuntu 14.10 ? [duplicate]

I have a supposedly trivial question and I'm having a hard time finding an answer. How can I determine the directories where fontspec is looking for OTF files? I want to edit FontAwesome.otf with ...
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adding fonts to photoshop CS6 run with wine

I have photoshop CS6 installed and working on Wine1.7. It's actually surprisingly smooth. The only issue I have now is that the fonts are a bit limited, and I'm not sure if it's an issue with wine or ...
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How to install otf fonts?

I know how to install true-type fonts (by copy them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and do sudo fc-cache -f) but what about otf formats? I didn't find a suitable folder to copy them.
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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How to use the new Adobe Source Code Pro font?

Adobe released a new, open source font family called "Source Code Pro" (download here, Slashdot article here). How do I install it?
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What is the “default” font for xubuntu terminals?

Running xubuntu 14.04; and today I had to increase the font size for a presentation ... and when toggling back I happened to click in the wrong place; and now I am struggling how to undo that. So, ...
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Monaco is pixelated in web pages

I installed Monaco font and it looks great in terminal: but it looks ugly in the browsers: How can I fix such a behavior? I would like to see the correct font in web pages too.
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All system text has shrunk after update

The text for the whole system has shrunk a lot. I think this is since the last update. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, with Kernel 3.13.0-49-generic. The screen resolution is 1280 x 800 - it ...
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OpenJDK-8/Oracle JDK 8 Font Patches for Ubuntu

Is there a patched version of OpenJDK-8 or Oracle JDK 8 for Ubuntu 14.10 which fixes ugly fonts in Java Applications (Jetbrains products, Netbeans etc.)? I had previously installed a patched version ...
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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 to make ttf-mscorefonts-installer package download fonts, after it says it installed?

When I install "Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts" (ttf-mscorefonts-installer) from the Software Center on 14.04, it gives a positive response--but after this I get a download error. It ...
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Why Ubuntu 14.10 fonts are bold?

After fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 I noticed that all texts are bold, from title bar to browser contents and in every application. I daily switch between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu OS as I'm new to ...
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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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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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Netbeans all menu fonts are bold after upgrade to 12.04

After updating ubuntu to 12.04 all fonts got bold. I haven't installed themes or configured fonts. from netbeans about: Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.1 (Build 201112071828) Java: 1.7.0_03; ...
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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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How can I determine which fonts are installed from the command line, and what is the easiest way to install more?

There are many questions and answers regarding fonts on Ubuntu, but not so many dealing with Ubuntu for Embedded Linux, such as Beaglebone Black. I have not been able to locate any .ttf files in ...
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Xresources not working properly after restart

I am trying to change my xterm theme using a hack in Xresources which i found in this website. i have created a Xresources in my home dirctory and entered the below code. XTerm*faceName: Bitstream ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Matlab R2014a plot fontsize does not change

I have tried the suggestion in this thread http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/1238-font-size-changes-in-figures however after title(plotTitle, 'fontsize',16) xlabel('Range ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use some light variant of a font. However, I can't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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Ugly fonts in Netbeans - How can i make it use the system font?

I'm having problems getting the Netbeans font to look nice, this has been a problem ever since I tried Ubuntu ~8. For some reason fonts look like they're not getting subpixel smoothing in Netbeans ...
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Font in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed IntelliJ IDEA 13.1 and Oracle JDK 1.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 but when I launch IntelliJ IDEA the font is not ideal. How I can change the font?
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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Missing fonts in Xvfb

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit as a guest under VMplayer running on my Win7 host. After Ubuntu installs, I launch and open a terminal. I then enter the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Steam font issue

I had recently installed a fresh copy of trusty and are going to use steam again. Installation was done easy, steam starts up fine but the result looks like steam is missing some fonts... I thought ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the Terminal?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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How to change colour of the search bar in the panel?

In the panel there is a magnifying glass which allows to search through the programs installed in the computer: Question: How can I change the colour of the font in the search bar for example from ...
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Qt5 font rendering in Ubuntu 13.04

My fonts in general within QtCreator inside Ubuntu 13.04 looks 'ugly' when compared to how they looked in 12.10. 12.10 still used Qt4, so did something regarding the font rendering in Qt5 and the ...
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Font Hinting in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm in the process of switching from 12.04 to 14.04 on all of my machines. I'm a bit particular about font rendering and used the app "unsettings" to set font hinting to None on 12.04. However, it ...
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14.10 font issue

Since I upgraded from 14,04 to 14,10 I am experiencing the following issue.. Pretty much everywhere the font is distorted. Also, when I type the characters sort of delay appearing on the screen, same ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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Uninstall .ttf font which I installed earlier

I tried to uninstall .ttf font which I installed myself using "install" option in Font Viewer window but I can`t find the font listed in Font Manager or even in /usr/share/fonts/truetype. Any help?
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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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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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ProFont missing font after reboot

I have installed ProFont and enable it by this command: sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf sudo fc-cache -f -v All works good. But the i reboot i see only this: How i can make work my ...
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How can I enable font smoothing when I connect to a Windows server with Terminal Services Client?

When I fire up remote desktop on Windows and connect to my server (Windows Server 2008), the fonts look pretty smooth. I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 yesterday and when I use rdesktop to connect the ...
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How one can install the font MT Extra on Ubuntu?

I read that my pdf-readers Xpdf and Okular can't show a document from http://math.aalto.fi/opetus/sovtoda/oppikirja/Johdanto.pdf correctly as my Ubuntu or xpdf and evince has not installed the font MT ...