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

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How can I make my shell prompt look like a cheeseburger?

I want my shell prompt to look like a cheeseburger! 🍔🍔🍔 It would be nice if it also displayed: username, hostname, and current directory.
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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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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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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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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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Netbeans all menu fonts are bold after upgrade to 12.04

After updating ubuntu to 12.04 all fonts got bold. I haven't installed themes or configured fonts. from netbeans about: Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.1 (Build 201112071828) Java: 1.7.0_03; ...
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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 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 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 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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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 change the default font size of XTerm?

XTerm font is very small. How can I set it larger?
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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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Is it possible to change the Terminal font?

I would like to change the font in the Terminal, how can I achieve this?
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What is the “fontconfig” folder in my home ? May I delete it?

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10. In the process, a new folder appeared in my home directory, called "fontconfig". It includes some 24 files with a ".cache-3" extension. This happened ...
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How can I bypass this fontconfig warning to edit grub successfully?

I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 with no problem. I am trying to edit the grub file, but in the console I get the following message: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: ...
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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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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 to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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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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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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Why are the files downloaded while Installing MS Office fonts “exe”?

I installed the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package to gain extra fonts for my system. Then I noticed that the files are "exe". Why's that? As much as I know, fonts aren't binaries. $ sudo apt-get ...
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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 enable font anti-aliasing in Wine?

Fonts in some Wine applications (Word 2007 for example) are heavily aliased. How do I turn on anti aliasing for Wine applications?
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How to install the Monaco font?

Monaco is the default font in the iTerm terminal for Mac OS X. How can I install it on Ubuntu?
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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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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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Monospace font is not mono spaced in eclipse, why?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, and I see that when using eclipse for editing source code, the bold characters displayed with the Monospace font are actually thicker than the non-bold ones. Thus, ...
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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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How do I change the line spacing in Terminal?

Is it possible to change the line spacing in Terminal, or is there some other app that allows it? I'm moving from the Mac, and its terminal app has this feature which allows line spacing to be ...
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Where can I get the 'Ubuntu Monospace' font?

Although there is supposed to be a monospace font in the family, the default package doesn't come with it. I tried getting ttf-ubuntu-monospace but there aren't any packages with that name. How/where ...
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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 to change font size in emacs?

I download emacs with 'sudo apt-get install emacs'. When I run emacs, I see emacs with too big fonts. I don't know why the default setup to have normal font size in emacs. How can I do that?
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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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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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Does Ubuntu provide extra fonts through a font package?

Is there a font-package the Ubuntu ships out that has more fonts?
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Changing the default Grub font

I've been able to change the default font of Grub, by using grub-mkfont -s 16 -o /boot/grub/grubfont.pf2 font.tty and then adding the following line to /etc/default/grub: ...
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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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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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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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List of fonts containing selected character

On Mac OS X, the Character Viewer (equivalent to Character Map on Ubuntu) has a feature where, when looking at a certain character, it can show a list of all fonts that contain that character. Is ...
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Closest alternative to Times New Roman

What is the closest alternative font of Times New Roman in Ubuntu 12.10? Is it serif or sans serif or something else ? I have installed msttcorefonts already. Now in my Latex document I am preferring ...
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Ubuntu VLC subtitles blurry

When I watch a film with subtitles in either VLC or other movie players, the subtitle isn't as clear as on Windows. It's thin and seems to be grayed out, whereas in VLC on Windows I have a clear ...
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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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What fonts do I need to install for special characters to work?

What fonts do I need to install on Ubuntu in order to see special characters (💋 for example)?
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How to change the font of various terminal emulators?

Mainly: Gnome Terminal Xfce Terminal Konsole LXTerminal Terminator Guake Yakuake Urxvt Xterm Mrxvt
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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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Font viewer for font collectors?

I have a huge font collection and would like to be able to view them in an efficient manner rather than opening a file one by one. What would be the best font viewer aside from fontypython, which ...
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What is the default font in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

What is the default font in Ubuntu? Could someone tell me please?