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

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Opentype features in Libreoffice

Is it possible to use Opentype's features like ligatures in Libreoffice? if yes, how? Because as far as I know, in Ubuntu and Linux in general, these features are available only for graphite(aka ...
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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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How can I determine which fonts are installed from the command line, and what is the easiest way to install more?

There are many questions and answers regarding fonts on Ubuntu, but not so many dealing with Ubuntu for Embedded Linux, such as Beaglebone Black. I have not been able to locate any .ttf files 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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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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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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Disabling the anti-aliasing for a specific font with user's fonts.conf

Purpose: I am trying to disable anti-aliasing via ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf for a specific font, but so far without success. If my understanding is correct, then the cause is, that the system ...
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How can I get non-English characters to render on Flash?

On Flash, I've noticed that Kana and other language's scripts are not rendering properly and replacing themselves with boxes. I have the correct fonts installed and the scripts render well and are ...
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Bold font in user interface of LibreOffice

I just had a new installation of LibreOffice from apt-get and it seems that all the fonts in the user interface (text in menus, text in dialogs etc...) appears to be bold. It creates an ...
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Using fonts with older apps (ctwm, ical), and finding more fonts to use

I am using various old/legacy tools, such as ctwm and ical, which appear to prefer the fonts -- specifically, the font names -- returned by xlsfonts, instead of fc-list. That is, if I specify a font ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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Font hinting problems in Dropbox, other Qt applications

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and font hinting works perfectly as usual, except for a couple of applications: Dropbox's preferences and Dwarf Therapist. Since they are both Qt apps, I figure that's where the ...
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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 getnonfreefonts-sys. This command throws the following error: ERROR: The install directory ...
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Libre Office shows Garamond but font manager doesn't

There was a Garamond font in my Libre Office a few days back. When trying to solve another issue (long story) I downloaded a couple of ttf fles and installed them. They look awful, so I want to go ...
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Unity menus and fonts weird rendering

I have an issue that occurs occasionally on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). Sometimes, right when I turn on my pc, the font and windows are messy. But, if I log out and log on Guest Account, everything works ...
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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How to improve fonts displayed in evince?

note this is probably a duplicate, in fact I'm sure it must be a duplicate, but I can't find it anywhere. There are questions about font rendering or incorrect fonts in evince, but as far as I can ...
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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How can I improve the font rendering of Swing Java applications under Ubuntu?

Some Swing-Java programs in Ubuntu look very ugly because of their font. What's wrong with the fonts? Is there any way to fix the aliasing?
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tint2: Fontconfig error

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am attempting to configure tint2, I got it installed and ready to go, but when I go to the terminal and start it up by typing tint2 I get this: real ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources disables gtk anti-aliasing

When booting into xmonad, gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xresources (it fails to parse the variable names as colors and thus everything ...
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Per-monitor font hinting

I have two displays out of which one is rotated to be vertical. Is there a way to set font hinting to be VRGB on vertical display and RGB for horizontal display?
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Is there an easier way to add CJK support to Kile?

I am new to Kile and LaTeX and have already installed Kile and TeX Live 2012 on Ubuntu 12.04-LTS(64bits). I feel like adding Chinese support following procedure provided by this website using CJK: ...
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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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Problem with font in Skype

Has anybody experienced problems like the below in Skype: The font of the time is broken. I have googled all day and found nothing similar to it. All other font in Skype is okay except the time. ...
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Font rendering - infinality patches

There is a PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches Infinality оn freetype and cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates are done only ...
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Kubuntu with splotchy fonts in gtk apps

In Kubuntu I occasionally get splotchy fonts in gtk applications. Splotchy-ness can range from slightly annoying to completely unreadable. As far as I can tell, the problem only occurs in gtk apps. ...
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Fix Fonts in Chrome?

After installing and removing Kubuntu, some of the fonts in Chrome are showing up as times new roman instead of Ubuntu font. Is there any way to reset the fonts in Ubuntu and Chrome? I want to use the ...
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Is it possible to adjust the lfHeight and lfWidth of Arial in Wine?

I have a text scaling problem for the Arial true type font in Wine 1.5.17. I have narrowed it down to the values lfHeight and lfWidth returned by EnumFonts. I'm getting lfHeight = 100 and lfWidth = ...
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How to use custom fonts for a Wine application?

My windows application needs specialized fonts. The fonts ship with the application so I don't need to download any extra fonts. When I installed the application it automatically installed the fonts ...
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Helvetica Neue font defaults to medium instead of regular

I've installed the set of Helvetica Neue truetype fonts in my ~/.fonts directory, and they all show up correctly with fc-list. However, if an application selects the standard font, it's returning the ...
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Bad Bengali font?

I just installed Precise in my native language (Bengali). I'd post an image, but apparently new users can't post images on this forum. The Bengali font is oddly small and difficult to read. I don't ...
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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How to change font size in Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to increase the font sizes in the Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application. This includes the sidebar font sizes (Home, Desktop, Documents, etc.) and the fonts ...
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MS Fonts not Showing Properly (look choppy and terrible)

Some fonts that I have installed are not rendering properly in Chrome and Firefox, as you can see in the image below: body { font: 10pt 'Trebuchet MS', 'Arial', sans-serif; } If I remove ...
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Texmaker accents problem

I've installed Texmaker 4.1 (using apt) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64bits. Most of the time it works fine, but out of the blue it starts to show some strange behavior with accents marks, for example, I ...
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Chrome 38 displaying weird colors and Fonts ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have updated google chrome from 34 to 38 stable version by downloading .deb from their official website. After the update chrome is giving weird Display. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS . This colour ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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Evince does not see my search string. But why not?

I have got a number of pdf documents (bank account statements), where I regularly need to search for certain kinds of transaction by keyword. Recently I observed that with Acrobat 9 (a very old ...
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Font rendering erroring out ubuntu 14.04

once in a while, usually not far after bootup and a few minutes in on a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04 the font keeps messing up and looking weird, image attached. Tried the solution suggested here: ...
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Ethiopic (amharic) font in chromium address bar

The chromium browser does't show amharic letters in the address bar and tabs. It was working with ubuntu 12.04 before. (through ibus-m17n) Amharic is shown without any issue it Title bar and it's ...
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FreeSerif font more condensed after update to 14.04

I am writing a book using LibreOffice. Until recently I used Ubuntu 12.04 and LibreOffice 3.5.7.2. The body text of the book is typeset with FreeSerif 11pt. Before my upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Show characters from private use area from a specific font

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I recently made a font but most of its characters reside in the Private Use Area (PUA). The problem is that some fonts were already using the PUA so that when I insert a ...
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How can I fix these Pango and fontconfig errors while trying to run Promethease?

I am trying to install the DNA-Analyzer Promethease but I am running into a few issues. After following the advice in How can I install a .bin file? I got the Promethease executable to run but it ...
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fonts that appear on xfontsel VS “other fonts”

I am looking for good fonts to use on osdSH As far as I can tell (see passing a font as an argument to a script) these are the fonts xfontsel lists to me These, unfortunately, seem rather limited ...
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Some fonts come up as fractions in applications

My skype has long since been using a fraction font to display caller names. This looked funny but didn't bother me since I knew who I was calling. However Now I am trying to login with the Everpad ...
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What is Wrong with Ubuntu 14.04? Font Rendering Bugs

My Ubuntu is being very very irritating after upgrading to 14.04. Every once in a blue moon, certain glyphs just disappear from the screen. Every once in a while, (even as I'm writing this question), ...
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RStudio UI with Ubuntu 14.04 system fonts under root

I am using rstudio on Ubuntu 14.04. Without launch the rstudio via root "sudo rstudio", rstudio is not able to install the package in the native R library folder, and also cannot open project even ...
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Fontconfig error: cannot load default config file

Having issues when I start most graphical programs. Simply just says Fontconfig error: Cannot load default config file I can confirm that /etc/fonts/fonts.conf exists and has the correct ...