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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fontconfig warning: “/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf”

I am getting the following error frequently. (Example: when running zenity,firefox etc. commands / applications.) Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/90-fonts-unfonts-core.conf", line 11: Having ...
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Font corruption: lines through characters

I have a 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 that ...
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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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Resize font on boot message screen and console

I have a high resolution screen on my laptop (3200x1800px) and I disabled the boot-image ( How do I disable the boot splash screen, and only show kernel and boot text instead? ) I also managed to ...
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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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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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Change default system font using terminal only in 14.04

The following question answers how to Adjust fonts using tweak tool but the luddite in me would like to know how to do this without installing unity-tweak-tool. How can I adjust the default system ...
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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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Problems with ttf font rendering under LibreOffice

Microsoft TTF-fonts such as Calibri and Cambria aren't rendered correctly at certain page zoom levels: (I installed the Microsoft fonts manually by placing them in the ~/.fonts directory and ...
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How can I remove fonts that I never use, from libreoffice and linux in general?

There are a lot of extra fonts that all seem to look alike and just annoy me in the drop down list. Is there anyway I can erase them from the system?
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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 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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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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How to change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?
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How to locate a font in Ubuntu?

Ubuntu desktop with 12.04 is about to crash. Installed 13.04 on a new machine, want to transfer Book Antiqua font from old machine to the new one. How do I find it on the old machine? My /usr ...
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Installing other fonts on wine

Is there a way to install fonts on wine? I'm looking to install fonts so i can use them to render text differently on various apps. Specifically myriad.
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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 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 fonts ?...
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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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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 ttf-mscorefonts-...
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Google Chrome Address Bar Font has gone too large, how can we reduce it

Running Unity on my desktop (2*20" LCD displays), I initiated a standard daily update on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today and Google Chrome updated itself to Version 35.0.1916.114. The URL address bar input ...
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How to add new fonts to gimp?

With this question I refer to the one, where to add fonts to libreoffice : Why I can't install new fonts in LibreOffice? How can I add new fonts to gimp ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I fix TTF fonts' ligatures (tt, ti, fi, ff, etc) in Firefox?

With certain Windows fonts there is a display issue where ligature-kerning seems to flip out and make the two letters bold. Here's a screenshot of an email using Helvetica in Firefox: As you can ...
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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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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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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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Not all TTF fonts visible from the (Sun) JDK

I wanted to use Monaco.ttf with IntelliJ. Unfortunately it doesn't show up. I also noticed that the Monaco font doesn't appear in the list of fonts got from awt: java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment....
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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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Can I override fonts installed by ttf-mscorefonts-installer, prefer Liberation fonts?

I had to apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer on Ubuntu 12.04/12.10. The short version is I need to pipe PDF files out of an application that requires these fonts for certain glyphs. The problem,...
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Web fonts became ugly after installing KDE

After installing kde-standard on my Ubuntu 12.04,web fonts(both Firefox and Chrome) turned to ugly both in Gnome and KDE desktops.How do I get back good looking web fonts.
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How to add fonts in LibreOffice writer

I want to add nepali fonts like kantipur in Ubuntu 12.04.How can I do this.
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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 "...