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

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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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Installation of both LibreOffice and OpenOffice on 14.10

As described in https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=89563, the newest version of LibreOffice Writer in Ubuntu 14.10 is limited by some bugs resp. restrictions concerning fonts' ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Updates fail because of fontconfig after Ubuntu reinstall

my Ubuntu's graphics output had broken, and I had to reinstall it. To keep my data and settings, I just reinstalled it from a CD over the old system. Everything went smooth, apart from the fact that I ...
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LibreOffice command line font substitution at pptx to pdf conversion

Question Is there any way to specify to libreoffice, via commandline, to use Cambria for occurences of Calibri in the PDF generation without the need of any user-interaction? Context I am using ...
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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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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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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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Ubuntu 14 Nautilus Font is wrong

As you can see, Nautilus font has suddenly stopped respecting the OS defaults. It happened by random after a boot today. Resetting fonts to default does not help. Any ideas what's happening? Edit: ...
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delete a font in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to delete a font in my ubuntu 14.04 I can see the font in the font-viewer but it's not in font-manager, so I can't delete it. Any suggestion? Thank you for your help in advance.
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Same file extension, but different “Type” in file properties!

I have two different files that have same file extensions: *.otf. But if I right click on these two files, Nautilus shows different "Type:" for them in file properties window: One is ODF template ...
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Dash not rendering fonts for icon descriptions

This is the problem that I am having. Note: fonts render fine on everything else. Web, typing, etc.
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unable to remove otf font [duplicate]

I'm running 14.04, and today I installed Helvetica Condensed as an .otf file. To my surprise, Twitter and Facebook now default to Helvetica. Installed Font Manager to remove the font, and I can't find ...
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Scale for menus and title bars behavior

I have Asus Zenbbok with display resolution 2560 x 1440. I use scale for menus and title bars feature of Unity and I figured that 1.75 scale factor is optimal for me. But there is one problem, on ...
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How can I get smooth fonts in LyX?

I opened the introduction in LyX and used Ctrl+R to view it in evince. The fonts appear nice and smooth. If I copy and paste the first couple of paragraphs into a new document and render that, the ...
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ttf-mscorefonts-installer folder empty [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I donwloaded the mscorefonts installer, in order to use Arial and Arial bold fonts, and accepted the EULA agreement. But I can't use the fonts, and when I got into ...
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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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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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 increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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How to change Firefox debugger font size

It's too small to read. Bug report is https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143119 Notice: it's not about Firebug.
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Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
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Font display: single letter corrupted (temporarily)

Certain letters (but not always the same) are (temporarily) corrupted (see below, in Mozilla Firefox 35.0.1--not sure whether in other programmes), but usually 'fixed' with selecting the letter, or ...
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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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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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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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Fonts / Resolution are coming as stretched

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 from the past one year and i like the system. Suddenly now the system settings somehow changed and all the fonts in all places of system [in desktop, in browser, in text ...
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Really annoying big font in VMWare Fusion 7

I don't know where I was supposed to ask this question. I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 and MAC OS 10.10.2. And I don't know why but it doesn't look good: For example on google ...
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Which character can work as “tick” (US “check-mark”) in documents under Ubuntu and Windows?

I need to use a character for "tick" in LibreOffice documents that will display OK in Ubuntu and Windows. Character 252 (or thereabout) in Wingdings works in Windows but obviously this character ...
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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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How to install multiple ttf fonts for system-wide usage?

I had "WinFonts" folder in home directory including many true type fonts (.ttf) which I would like to install to be applied for use widely across Ubuntu system and apps. I need help guiding me to make ...
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Installed custom fontface but some weights are not available in certain applications

I've installed an open source typeface, which comes with different weights from thin up to black. When browsing installed fonts with, say, Fontmatrix, all weights are properly shown. Same is true when ...
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How to uninstall a TrueType font? [duplicate]

I have installed a font, and now I wish to remove it, but I am not sure exactly how. I installed it by opening the .TTF file and clicking the "Install" button. But there is no uninstall button, and no ...
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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 do I change the font colours for grub?

I managed to change the background on the boot screen and now I need to set the font colours to something I can read. I've been lurking around the Ubuntu Forums and the Ask site and I've also tried ...
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How to reinstall all fonts in Ubuntu after they are all removed?

I have deleted all fonts in my fonts folder (accidentaly) and I have white squares which replace all fonts in Ubuntu. Have you got an idea to reinstall all defaults fonts ? Thanks.
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How to install ttf fonts?

I want to install a font from true type of font of my own. where should I install my font in ubuntu?
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fontconfig error

After every installation of any package I end up with an error with fontconfig. I tried to install one more thing so I could show you what appears: Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... ...
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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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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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What are gnome ubuntu's default fonts and font sizes? [duplicate]

I adjusted some in gnome tweak tool but can't remember what they were! Please help!
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Removing or fixing Infinality install

I tried setting up Infinality on my system. Ever since I changed its settings to the Windows 7 font settings the system has been extremely slow. Ubuntu is running slow on KDE Plasma Workspace, and ...
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Firefox fonts changed after install ttf-mscorefonts

My question is probably simple but I can't find a way to revert it to the previous state. After installing mscorecofonts (which was installed during pipelight installation) my fonts in Firefox went ...
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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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Font size adjustment

When I booted my laptop today, something strange happened. It seams as if the font size of the System is changed to a extremely small one. Titles of windows, the browser bar in Firefox, Terminal, ...
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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 Can I use a different font to arabic script? [closed]

I have installed Arabic language support using the language tool, but I want use a different font.
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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System font is too small

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with Unity, here's the uname output: Linux e530 3.13.0-44-generic #73-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 00:22:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux My difficulty is that ...