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

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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 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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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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UI font has rendering glitches in GNOME Shell

I don't really know how to describe this problem in English. A picture can say more words - look at the tabs at the top of the linked image. The current font settings are shown as well. I don't ...
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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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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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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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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Certain characters don't appear in all windows

Running Ubuntu 14.04. The last thing I installed was Dropbox. After restarting my computer, certain characters will no longer display. This happens on all windows, like Firefox, Nautilus, or even the ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Lubuntu: text on system menus/bars appears blurred when memory usage is high

I have an old system (Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, 3 GB RAM), running Lubuntu 14.10. When I run memory intensive applications, the text on title-bars, menu-bars and notification panels appears extremely blurry ...
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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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Font size in Jitsi

I have installed Jitsi and as I have read that is highly customizable I want to change the font size as it is really small. But I don't want to configure it via the properties of Ubuntu and enlarge ...
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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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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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Text only is distorted in Ubuntu 13.10 with Intel graphics

Letters occasionally display distorted in browsers, file managers, terminals, etc. Images are unaffected. I have an Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU with integrated graphics, and an SSD. I should also ...
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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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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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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Saving a ppt to pdf but keeping the Ubuntu font

I am trying to save a ppt to pdf but the font on the pdf either gets changed out of Ubuntu or it doesn't get saved saying Ubuntu isn't available. How do I fix this?
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How do I correct a font that doesn't have a name?

I bought a font from myfonts.com, and installed it on my system by clicking on the .TTF file I received and in the dialog that came up there was a button that said "Install Font". Seemed to work, but ...
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How to stop the download/installation of language packs

I recently installed the Unity 8 version of Unity, but was shocked by the amount of foreign-language-related software packages that were going to be installed: and that's not even all of them, ...
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Bangla subtitle(connected letter) problem in VLC and gnome-mplayer

I am trying to run a srt file written in unicode Bangla. I have changed the encoding settings to UTF-8 and select a Bangla unicode font in VLC subtitle settings. I can see normal letter but not ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use some light variant of a font. However, I can't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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Ubuntu and HTPC related questions?

I just built myself a 5th gen Intel nuc system to run Ubuntu(14.10) and Kodi. Right now the problem is I will be sitting at about 12 feet away from my tv screen, which is a recent-ish 32in 1080p Sony ...
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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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Dash not rendering fonts for icon descriptions

This is the problem that I am having. Note: fonts render fine on everything else. Web, typing, etc.
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Why does my Ubuntu have a Hebrew font?

Something weird is in my PC. When I hit Ctrl + Shift it starts to type like this: יקךךם 'םרךג I did not choose this language, and my language bar still shows I'm typing English. My key mapping to ...
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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matplotlib xkcd with utf-8 label

In python3 / matplotlib, I'd like a plot with a label: plt.plot(np.sin(np.linspace(1,10)), label='fête') plt.legend(loc='upper left') plt.show() Works great. Now let's try with xkcd mode: ...