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

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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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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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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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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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VLC Player and VirtualBox font problem in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've installed VLC player and VirtualBox. Both of them have the similar character/font problem as you may see from the screen shots. I also tried to install and re-installing them via Software Center ...
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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 ...
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How to fix Netbeans 7.4 (and Netbeans 8.0) Ugly Text and Popups in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've tried various workarounds, but I haven't yet found a way to make the fonts in Netbeans look right. I've tried changing the config files of Netbeans, and trying the instructions here that don't ...
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Why Gnome Terminal doesn't display a specific font as available

Commands I've tried: sudo updatedb sudo fc-cache -fv sudo reboot Dispite this I was unable to make Monofur font to display as available for the Gnome Terminal in a machine with Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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How To Install Multiple Fonts At Once From .zip Files?

Well I did search through AskUbuntu and found some threads where people are asking about how can they install multiple fonts at once? I know the process. I have to copy-paste all the fonts, .ttf/.otf ...
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Urdu font problem in ubuntu 14.04LTS

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing problem of urdu font. On some websites(such as bbcurdu) it appears correct and some places it do not (specifically facebook). I have tried to install font-nafees ...
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What files should I backup if I want to reinstall Xubuntu while keeping all desktop settings (e.g. system fonts, terminal fonts, etc) stay unchanged?

I am currently using Xubuntu and I would like to reinstall it for some reason. But I do not want to configure the desktop settings one more time, it would be quite time consuming. I know that for ...
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Is there a way to properly format an Ubuntu font?

I'm trying to distribute Ubuntu Mono Regular with a Media Player I'm developing: https://github.com/ki4jgt/SIMP It is my understanding that a font is defined like in line 27 uMono = ...
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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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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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Problem with font color in Libreoffice

i have a little problem with my libreoffice font colours, when i try to change the font colour. When i click on the icon to change the colours, the many icons that should be to select one colour or ...
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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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config dual monitors with quite different resolution

I have two monitors at work. One is a Dell 27 inch with 4K resolution and the other one is a Dell 20 inch at 1680 x 1050. However, due to the resolution difference between these two monitors, the ...
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Wine / Crossover shows ugly fonts (not related to anti-aliasing)

This problem is hard to describe with words so I'll put here a picture. The left is MS Office 2010 running inside a VM (This is how it's supposed to look) The right is Office 2010 running with Wine ...
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Arabic numbers/dates showing in various places

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I live in the Middle East, and so I set my country location (in the ME) and set my language to English (UK). Although I'm now getting Arabic numbers and dates ...
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Urdu Language font in 14.10 [closed]

Many web sites incorrectly render under the default urdu font. But the custom font used here displays very properly. So Is there any way I could use that custom font as default for all websites using ...
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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 outline fonts in a PDF (or eps) file?

Say, I have a PDF graphic (such a plot made with matplotlib, Mathematica or similar), which contains vector art and text. The text uses non-standard or proprietary fonts (such Computer Modern if ...
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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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Is there a way to adapt font and icon sizes to High Definition screen resolutions in Ubuntu-Studio XFCE?

I have a Dell XPS 13. I got it with windows 8 and it adapts the fonts and icons to the 3200x1800 screen resolution. Then I start my virtual Ubuntu Studio 14.04 machine and they look really small. How ...
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How to install many font files fast and easy?

I need to install more than 100 fonts, so I was wondering if there is an easy way to do this task? I know you can opening every single one and pressing install font, but installing more then 100 ...
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set fallback font for default serif and sans-serif

Default sans-serif font which is used in system, doesn't have some characters from Middle-Eastern languages. So I want to set a fallback font to be used when some symbols are missing. AFAIK, it's ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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Inkscape: How to choose font replacement?

Every decent drawing/vectorial software like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw shows-up a dialogue asking how would you like to replace the fonts type-faces that it wasn't able to find on the system, ...
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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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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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How to change the title bar font color of the Radiance Theme (gtk-3.0)

There are a number of question/answers on changing the Ubuntu gtk-3.0 themes. I have changed the title bar color and added borders. However, I can't figure out how to successfully change the font ...
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Package 'ttf-mscorefonts-installer' has no installation candidate

I am having a Java based web application running in Amazon EC2 Ubuntu server. I use Jasper reports to generate some reports in PDF format. I built these reports using 'Jaspersoft Studio' Now, when I ...
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How to fix the fonts in Firefox?

It has only stated today after installing KDE's system settings and configuring it to make KDE apps look native . Firefox has started using a thinner font. so how do i make it use the default ...
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Using Telugu in Libre office writer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04LTS. I have installed Lohit Telugu. I have added keyboard layout Telugu in keyboard app. But I am unable to type in Telugu in Libreoffice writer. I tried ctrl+space. I selected ...
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how to type in indic language from English US keyboard

I opened libreoffice 3.0 (Ubuntu 11.10) and selected Lohit Hindi font in the fonts selection column. Downloaded the charachter map of English and Hindi keys as given here ...
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IBus avro Bangla writing problem in libre office

I've properly installed iBus-avro and libre office on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but whenever I type words like 'সদস্য' or 'প্রিয়' it actually gets typed as 'সদস' and 'পরয়'. Any suggestions on how to fix this? ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04: Skype font, mouse and look bug

i recently installed Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my computer, I want have skype but this happend: (Mouse also changed (old ugly black kde mouse)). Any solution to fix this bug?
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Broken fonts Xubuntu 14.04

Something quite bizarre happened today. While I was opening a new project on Intellij 14 my fonts started to look funny on IntelliJ and on other apps like gedit. When I first installed xubuntu I ...
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Bangla font problem in blogger.com?

Could please anyone confirm me that the bangla fonts in any blogger site render correctly or incorrectly in their Ubuntu 14.04? Bangla fonts appear correctly in facebook.com and techtunes.com.bd ...
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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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What is the default set of fonts available to web browsers after installation

I don't have an install of Ubuntu but am hoping this community can answer a question for me — I am trying to build a CSS font stack that includes a font the majority of Ubuntu users will have ...
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Wrong rendering of inconsalata in terminator

These are two consecutive screenshots of the terminator window with inconsalata font the issue is that : . ! don't get rendered normally the first time and these chars are almost invisible while ...
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How do unknown fonts get substituted?

Let's assume I have a foreign text document I open with a text editing tool that recognizes fonts (e.g. LibreOffice Writer). In this document, there might be some fonts used that are not available on ...
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Bengali font problem in Blogger.com

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my PC. There is no apparent problem in Bengali font rendering in websites such as techtunes.com.bd and somewhereinblog.com but whenever I switch to my blog on ...
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How to reset font size in ubuntu 14.04?

After my last update and restart ubuntu changed the font size to a very small one! How can I change it back to normal? as you can see over the red it is very small
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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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Android Studio doesn't render Ubuntu Mono Font well

It doesn't even recognise it as a Monospaced font. Then it only shows anti-aliasing when the font size is set to 20 or over. But for other fonts it does it at 16. The result is ugly looking fonts and ...
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how to install arial font in ubuntu?

How to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu? I found many ways to install fonts in Ubuntu but I didn't find any proper way or method to install arial fonts(particularly) in Ubuntu.
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Font garbled for gtk3 applications (ubuntu 14.04.2)

At random times the font in most applications (gedit, terminal) I get a garbled font. See the screenshot. The original text was (which can be copied and pasted without problems): Connecting models ...
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Boot in failed. Shows Fontconfig error

After an unsuccessful upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04, I am not allowed to login as it shows a black screen with message beginning with Fontconfig error:"etc/fonts/conf.d/65-khmer.conf", line 14: out ...