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

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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 change the font in the licensed version of the Counter-Strike?

The fact that the fonts in the CS is awful. I tried to change the ClientScheme.res and install ttf-mscorefonts, but it didn't help...
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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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Is there a way to adapt font and icon sizes to (ultra) High Definition screen resolutions? [duplicate]

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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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 ...
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ubuntu gnome 14.04.2 - fonts broken

I've a fresh install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2. Randomly it happens that font gets broken (becomes unreadable) in terminal and also in gedit. Please note that, if I select the broken text (for example ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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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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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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Make a byobu window use a smaller font than the other byobu windows of the same session

I have a Byobu open in Ubuntu, with two "windows" (sort of tabs) inside. Is it possible to reduce the font size in the first, while leaving the second at standard font size? For instance, in a ...
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Underscore character in browser url bar doesn't work with custom font

I don't know if this is a ubuntu thing, but I am using (x)ubuntu, so this seems as good a place as any. I set my desktop default font as a stylized, downloaded font. The browser address bar doesn't ...
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How do I fix the font in my terminal, and everything else after removing appmenu?

So I was looking for a way to disable the global menu bar in Ubuntu 15.04, In the process I found this command. sudo apt-get autoremove appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt which did not solve my ...
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UbuntuGNOME - fonts are weird mostly in browsers

Today I've installed UbuntuGNOME on my laptop and then I've noticed ugly fonts in my systems (it's hard to describe, but it did not look natural). I changed some font preferences in Gnome Tweak Tool ...
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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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Some letters are missing in the terminal. Why?

When the file path is displayed certain letters (like 'F') are missing in the path in terminal. It was corrected when the Use system fixed width font was unchecked in the profile preferences. Why does ...
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Wine font rendering difference

I run Evernote under wine on two Linux computers. They show different font appearances: Left: LMDE 64-bit (already dist-upgrade to Debian testing but keep LMDE adjustments) + MATE; Right: Ubuntu ...
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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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Texlive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04: Font WebOMintsGD not found

I upgraded to Texlive 2014 on Unbutu 14.04 and trying to install non-freetonts with the following commands: wget http://tug.org/fonts/getnonfreefonts/install-getnonfreefonts sudo texlua ...
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How to change subpixel layout from default RGB in Infinality?

I have Infinality patches installed, however fonts look not so good. Using subpixel layout detection page at lagom.nl I discovered that my monitor has BGR layout, but Infinality uses default RGB. How ...
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“Thick” system menu fonts in Ubuntu 14.04 after some updates

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything of the system menus was with medium font(Ubuntu). Thene some updates were installed and the font changed to another one. I've tried Unity Tweak Tool, ...
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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 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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How to delete fonts in ubuntu

How to delete fonts in ubuntu. I am a new ubuntu user and find it hard to delete fonts that I have installed. I anticipate that the problem might be installing font that turns my Firefox 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 ...
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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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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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How can I change gnome terminal font in command line?

I know how to change gnome's terminal font using the gui But I would like to do the same using the terminal (automated way). How can I do that ?
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Certain characters not rendering on Ubuntu title bar and Mozilla gmail and some other sites

I've noticed a weird problem on a new install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new build machine. It may be the same problem as this: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Facebook malayalam(regional font) in chrome looks way too small to read

Cannot see malayalam font in equal size as that of English in Facebook.com in chrome for Ubuntu. Also some letters appear big and all others too small. I would also want to increase the font colour to ...
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how to fix the fonts in firefox

Almost any other popular website I browse to there is notably no difference in the way the fonts are rendered. For e.g. here is a screenshot of how firefox and google chrome displays stackoverflow... ...
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Broken fonts in Unity (they became thinner)

Today, my Ubuntu 14.04 froze after suspending, so I had to hard-reboot it. When it rebooted, the fonts in the system changed from: to: I hope you can see the difference. The latter are ...
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Problem in Wine with Kurdish fonts

when I install Wine on Ubuntu 15.04 I have a problem with my fonts. I have downloaded all Winetricks fonts, but this has not fixed my font problem. How can I remove all Wine fonts? Or how can I fix ...
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/sbin/init disappeared?? <----->fontconfig symbol error

after more than 10 days of struggling with a bootup-message like Kernel panic !! Target file system does not have requested /sbin/init ... and from live-DVD in Terminal after mounting my ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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An Odd Gedit Font Problem

For some reason I can not change my font type or colour in Gedit. I tried going into preference, and choosing a colour scheme (the background changed only). I was unable to even change the font ...
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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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Translucent menu bars and missing letters

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a new Toshiba Satellite. Everything seems to be working OK, but I'm having some graphics related issues. Occasionally in Unity, the menu bars of my apps will turn ...
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Font: installed font “proggy” produces bad quality character in terminal

I just installed the true type version of proggy fonts (listed below) to improve my terminal experience (differentiate between 1 and l, S and $, 0 and O), by placing downloaded and extracted font ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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How can the font size in empathy be configured?

Empathy uses a very small font size. I'd like to have some larger font. But the system setting has no entry for fonts. How can I use another/larger font in empathy?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chrome Chinese font inconsistencies

Starting from the last several weeks, my Ubuntu 14.04's Chrome display of Chinese web sites has been experiencing the following inconsistencies: some characters appeared bolder than others, some other ...
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How can I change to one of the many system installed fonts in KDE5 konsole?

I have KDE 5 installed and would like to install a patched font for powerline. I already ran the script to install the fonts into ~/.fonts but when editing the konsole profile, I see a very limited ...