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

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How do I change fonts and adjust their size?

I've been finding fonts on the internet and installing them on my system. What's the easiest way to change my fonts? I would prefer an easy to use graphical way, but answers with command line ...
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How do I install fonts?

Question says it all. I need them to be available in gimp.
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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 do I change the font DPI settings?

I installed Oneiric on a clean system, and found that the font tab is gone from the Appearance settings. This is a problem, because by default the text in Ubuntu is too large. I changed the text from ...
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Improve GUI appearance of Wine applications

In many cases Windows programs run ok in Wine, but there is still the annoying problem of their appearance. How to make things look better in Wine, especially fonts? P.S. feel free to edit this ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have an odd problem where a one-pixel high white line is displayed through certain letters of text. Almost always only a single character type is affected at once, and only in one font size (though ...
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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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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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Reset gnome font configuration?

How do I reset the font settings - actual font and size - to their default? (I changed some values in System->Preferences->Appearance->Fonts) This is particularly important with the new Ubuntu font ...
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Fuzzy text in Unity title bar

Since upgrading to precise, the text in the Unity title bar is fuzzy. I thought this might be my general font settings, but Window titles, which seem to use the exact same font, don't have this ...
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How do I change the font or the font size in the TTY (console)?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Recently, the font size for all of my TTYs became much larger. How can I change the font size back to the default?
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Is there a good mono-spaced font for Devanagari script in the Terminal?

All the terminal fonts I have tried result in inaccurate rendering of the Devanagari sript (and/or Roman script) in the Terminal In the Devanagari script, a vowel binds itself to a preceding ...
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Can I change the Linux console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) font to Ubuntu Mono?

Is there a way to set a specific TTF font to be used on the console? (I believe you might have to convert it to a bitmap font?) If it needs to be converted, what tools can I use to do the conversion? ...
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How do I get back the default Ubuntu fonts after installing wine?

I installed wine and now I notice a different font on facebook and a couple of other sites I use a lot. So, how do I get back the default Ubuntu fonts?
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How to type Hindi in open office?

i m using ubuntu 10.10. please tell me how to type in hindi fonts in open office word. please help
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How to fix fonts in Google Earth 6?

I downloaded and installed Google Earth 6 64-bit from its website. And then like many users, I also encountered the ugly fonts on starting the app. I've tried installing lsb-core and ...
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Ugly font after KDE installation

You all know the nice default font that come with Ubuntu, right? I just wanted to play a little bit with Kubuntu and installed the meta package kubuntu-desktop Everything was fine, however the ...
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Terminal font is buggy

After my fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10, I noticed that the terminal's font is smashed together and altogether awful-looking. Does anyone have a solution or workaround? I've been trying to find one ...
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Is it possible to change Unity Panel fonts or font size?

Is it possible to change the font or at least the font size of text in Unity's indicator panel (for things like the clock and system indicator monitor) without changing Application Font size from the ...
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LibreOffice missing certain Microsoft fonts

I don't have these fonts: times new roman, arial and calibri..., like in microsoft office? What can I do?
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How do you change the font color in the Unity panel?

With my current (and favorite) theme the Unity panel is black text on a black background. Is there a way to set the font color in Unity or the theme somehow?
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Fonts in menu are larger than they should be under Awesome WM

I upgraded to oneiric ocelot, running awesome wm. Everything works, more or less, fine but one thing I've noticed is that now my menu fonts and my menu symbols are larger than I'd like them to be. I ...
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How to enable sub pixel hinting?

Fonts are displayed a little bit blurry on my TFT screen. I fixed this in previous Ubuntu releases by enabling sub pixel hinting in the font settings. But now I can't find any font settings dialog in ...
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How to automatically install entire Google Web Fonts collection?

I'm basically looking for an unattended way to deploy/install the Google Web Fonts collection into several Ubuntu boxes. I've searched for PPAs, packages or user scripts but without much luck. Any ...
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How to change font size and/or screen resolution in Virtual Terminals TTYs 1-6…?

The default font size in the non-X terminals is too small for me. How can I changed it permanently ? I've ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup in TTY 1, but seems to only effect the ...
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How to improve GUI and font appearance of programs installed under CrossOver?

This can be done in Wine but can it be done in CrossOver?
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Why is the font spacing on some websites broken?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Studio 15 and so far am really impressed. I could not find a solution for my problem by googling. The fonts on some websites do not have proper spacing. they ...
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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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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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How to install additional Gimp fonts

I want to install more text fonts on Gimp. Currently I have only the default fonts. Where can I download and install them? I am on Ubuntu 13.04, using gnome - lastest version.
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How do I increase the font size in Dash?

I am a person with a visual impairment. Pre-Unity versions of Ubuntu allowed you to change all font sizes. Now the Universal Access feature is pretty much useless, as increasing font size to "Large" ...
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Some applications use “archaic” character instead of modern Japanese one

I just installed Natty from scratch with default options and English UI. I did not change any font settings. I happen to also read Japanese, it mostly displays fine but the 社 character (meaning ...
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How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I was slightly annoyed to find no easy way to change the icons and fonts on the appearances window. Apparently, you have ...
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Fonts totally unreadable

I've just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and my fonts are all just small rectangles with nothing in them. They are completely unreadable. EVEN THE FONTS IN THE TERMINAL. Thank god the fonts in my ...
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How to change desktop font and font size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? The desktop's font is too big. Also, I want to change the font. gnome-tweak-tool did not have the option for that.
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google-earth font issue on installation

I've tried installing Google Earth on Oneric (11.10) following instructions here: To do list after installing ubuntu 11.10 (Scroll way down or search the page for "google earth") However with ...
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How do I reinstall default fonts?

i have deleted the default fonts in Ubuntu Desktop 10.10. IE, arial, verdana, etc. Does anyone know how I can get them back?
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License agreement won't go from terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? After I install software via apt-get from the terminal I get the following: TrueType core fonts ...
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Can't change text size in gedit

Within gedit I can go to the menu Edit > Preferences > Font & Colours, and change the font size here, but this seems to change the font size for the application itself, when I print something it ...
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Kubuntu - cannot change fonts and widget style under sudo after upgrade to 11.10

I have a problem with fonts, appearance of GTK and KDE-based applications and cursors in Kubuntu 11.10 after upgrade from 11.04. I want all of my applications, both GTK and KDE, under sudo and under ...
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Which software is used in Ubuntu for supporting Gill sans font Just like MS Office in Windows

Which software is used in Ubuntu for supporting "Gill sans" font Just like "MS Office" in Windows.
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I want to read my *.bok and *.mdb in Ubuntu 12.04?

When I use Windows I read my arabic book (*.mdb & *.bok) by maktaba shamela. And now I use ubuntu 12.04 and I need to read my *.bok & .mdb file. I tried to install makatba shamela with wine ...
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Fonts look strange in firefox

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04 (with Firefox 11), and the fonts in some of my favorite sites (especially Hebrew sites) look strange. I looked at the CSS and saw such fonts such as ...
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Skype 4.0 still looks like 2.2 beta

I've just installed skype 4.0 for my Ubuntu 12.4LTS and the font and setup of it still looks like the older ersion 2.2 beta. I've tryed reinstalling it, and rebooting my computer but it doesn't help. ...
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I installed a font and now it is used as the default font in web pages [closed]

I installed a font called SegoeWP.ttf and now in every browser its the font for each page unless the page has a pre EMBEDDED font. It doesn't matter if the page has a stated font like: font:verdana; ...
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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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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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What is the default Debian/Ubuntu console (TTY) font called?

I'm currently running Ubuntu and a few other Linux distributions on my computer and since I use the TTY a lot, a good font is pretty important! Does anyone know the name of the default console/TTY ...
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How to remove ttf-mscorefonts completely?

I tried remove the installer itself, but the fonts are still there..Is there away to COMPLETELY REMOVE the fonts?
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Fonts showing missing segments

I've got a new ubuntu installation which is working 99% ok, except for one small problem with the fonts being displayed. For sufficiently small fonts, pieces are missing. As an example, here is a ...