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

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Font rendering problem in Ubuntu

I have install Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. The problem I am facing is with default font rendering. Since I cannot yet upload image, I have added links to imgur here to explain the problem. Font ...
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Unreadable font on Gmail since recent updates in Chromium

Since recent updates in the past two or three days, many of my incoming emails have become unreadable in Gmail. Specifically: This happens only in Chromium (in Gmail). If I open the affected emails ...
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How to locate font files given the font family name?

I would like to automatically locate all the files of Roboto and Sawasdee font families installed in my system. Given that they are located in different paths inside /usr/share/fonts. How can I ...
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Why these smudges happening on my desktop?

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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Installing Times New Roman font

How can I install the Times New Roman font? This video illustrates what I want to do, but I do not have the same options - I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. I have also tried running the following from the ...
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Ubuntu appears very small at 1080p, text almost undreadable

Alright... So I have a 15" Dell Studio XPS with a 1080p screen. Everything seems really small with 1080p, in 720p everything is fine but just looks very low-res. So I definitely want to get the ...
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Is there a way to check which font your shell/terminal emulator is using from the commandline?

Is there a way to check which font your shell/terminal emulator is using from the commandline? I am willing to settle reading part of a config file, if a direct command is not readily available.
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Install MS Truetype Fonts system-wide for all users

I would like to install the MS Truetype Fonts that come through the package ttf-mscorefonts-installer, so I did: sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Accepting the license, the process ...
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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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Font rendering erroring out ubuntu 14.04

once in a while, usually not far after bootup and a few minutes in on a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 the font keeps messing up and looking weird, image attached. Tried the solution suggested here: ...
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Ligatures not showing in evince

When compiling a latex document, the ligatures (the joined "fi" for example) don't show when looking at the pdf file in evince. After looking around, I found the answer, but I will post it below for ...
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OpenJDK patched with font fixes mess up google chrome fonts

I've installed the patched OpenJDK in order to get proper font rendering in WebStorm 8. It works fine but i realized chrome has some font rendering problems since then. I only see this in chrome so ...
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How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled.?

How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled? The drop down menu lists all the fonts that were part of the original installation. I want to purge the list of uninstalled fonts.
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Corrupted font after Ubuntu upgrade

I updated Ubuntu this morning and had a LibreOffice document open at the time. During the upgrade all the a's in the document were replaced with dots. This seems to have taken place with the ...
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I cannot install any application anymore

After installing wine and failed to agree on the agreement on the font. this message is shown, and I cannot install or remove the ttf-mscorefonts-installer anymore. The package ...
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Having problem with fonts in vim-airline

I wanted to install vim-airline but I am having problems with unicode fonts. I have installed it with vundle: .vimrc set encoding=utf-8 Bundle 'bling/vim-airline' let g:airline_powerline_fonts = ...
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Adapt Ubuntu to a high-DPI resolution screen

What are the steps you need to adapt Ubuntu on a fresh installed Laptop with a high resolution display? I have a display with 3200x1600px on only 11'' which is all realy tiny.
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Font Assamese Inscript

I am need to use Assamese Inscript (unicode font) in ubuntu desktop for data entry process but I found only Bengali not Assamese.
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Handbrake subtitles font size?

1) Where adjustable Handbrake subtitles font size? (Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS and Handbrake 6418svn) ? 2) How useful ASS/SSA subtitles ? Altogether useful? Thx.
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Ethiopic (amharic) font in chromium address bar

The chromium browser does't show amharic letters in the address bar and tabs. It was working with ubuntu 12.04 before. (through ibus-m17n) Amharic is shown without any issue it Title bar and it's ...
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How to apply fontconfig-voodoo settings on Ubuntu 14.04?

On Ubuntu 12.04 it used to be possible to specify the preferred variant for CJK Han characters using a script called fontconfig-voodoo which was contained in the language-selector files. Setting ...
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How to fix too large fonts in Chromium's title bar, menu and bookmark toolbar?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and Chromium version 37.0.2062.94. As you can see fonts in title bar, menu and bookmark bar are too big and ugly. Does someone know how to fix this error?
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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 remove fontconfig warnings when running gedit from terminal? [duplicate]

When I was working on a C program with Gedit in Ubuntu 12.04, font configuration warnings were shown in the terminal. What should I do to remove these warnings? shayna@shayna-Vostro-3446:~$ gedit ...
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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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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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LaTeX/dvips Font Problem Ubuntu 13.04

On Ubuntu 13.04, many of my dvips calls deliver error messages like, dvips: Font Helvetica used in file <...> is not in the mapping file. All these calls work perfectly fine on Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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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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Fonts in browsers seem to be rendered differently than in the rest of Kubuntu

A simple question really... I have Kubuntu 14.04 installed. The fonts in Google Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox look significantly different than in the rest of the system. Why? I do like how the rest ...
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How to have git and virtualenv aware colors in terminal?

I am watching "Building Web APIs with Flask" video on Oreilly from Miguel Grinberg. His terminal is colorful and shows different colors for virtualenv name and git branch name. I want to have the same ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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FreeSerif font more condensed after update to 14.04

I am writing a book using LibreOffice. Until recently I used Ubuntu 12.04 and LibreOffice 3.5.7.2. The body text of the book is typeset with FreeSerif 11pt. Before my upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Is there a better match for the font Arial than Arial?

Unfortunately the Arial font that is present in LibreOffice (which ships with Ubuntu) looks far off from the Arial on a Windows PC. Is there a better match for it?
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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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How can I make fonts look like they do in Windows?

Fonts look bad and blurry in Ubuntu. When I compare a site in Ubuntu and Windows the Windows font look much more readable even after I import all of my Windows fonts. How can I change this?
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How can I set and get the tty console font?

1.How can I set the font and size of the TTYs? The command: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup allows me to choose certain fonts/sizes that cannot be installed (an error message appears after the ...
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Some fonts are unreadable [duplicate]

I have a lot of difficulty reading text for certain fonts. Like the following picture: I have mscorefonts installed. Any reason why this is the case?
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Sheet name font size on LibreOffice Calc is too small

I am using LibreOffice 3.5.3.2 (Ubuntu 12.04) and the buttons to switch tabs in Calc are written with small fonts. They're so small I can't even read what is written on them. I could not find a way ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available

I'm trying to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server, but I get Package ttf-mscorefonts-installer is not available, but is referred to by another package. Do I need ...
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Uninstall Calibri font, installed from Windows' font directory

I use a PC with both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I tried to install the Calibri font in Ubuntu by opening the calibri.ttf file found under the Windows/Fonts directory using Font Viewer and clicked on the ...
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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 does Chromium browser select its default sans serif font?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I got problems with the fonts after installing Kubuntu desktop. For example <html> <body> <p style="font-family: Sans-Serif;"> ...
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In all sites i have a non-physical look Ubuntu 12.10

I have a problem with browsing (i tried only with firefox). Im many sites (usually in stackexchange sites) I have no (or part of the) icons. I cannot view a screenshot because I do not have enough ...
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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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my ubuntu Desktop Don't work well

I tried to install gtk+ on ubuntu for learn gtk programing . before that Ubuntu Desktop was working well.when I installed it my ubuntu didn't work well.my themse,Icons,bg,keyboard languages and ... ...
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Use CM Roman (latex font) in Inkscape?

I made a SVG in Inkscape on Fedora with the CM Roman (latex) font, but when opening the SVG on Ubuntu 12.04, it says it doesn't have CM Roman even though TexLive is installed. How do I use the CM ...
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Which is the best PDF metadata viewer for Ubuntu?

There are a lot of questions and answers regarding the best PDF viewer available with Ubuntu. But I want to parse the PDF file and know details of PDF, such as images, fonts and links that are ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...