Questions that relate to the appearance & usage of the Ubuntu Font Family. These fonts are OpenType TTF based, designed by London-based type foundry Dalton Maag.

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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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Will there be an Ubuntu Serif font in the future?

Since 10.10 we have the wonderful new Ubuntu sans serif font. If everything goes well 11.04 will bring a great looking new monospace font. It would only be a logical step to also develop a serif ...
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Embed Ubuntu font on any web page

Considering licences like: http://font.ubuntu.com/ufl/FAQ.html how can I use Ubuntu font family on any website without making user to install it? Any chance of using it with tools like: ...
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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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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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Can I use the ubuntu font in a commercial logo design?

I've been looking into using the Ubuntu typeface for a logo. The logo is for a web site unrelated to ubuntu and open source software. I'm wondering whether the license allows this, and if so, ...
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Can I use the Ubuntu font in a proprietary application?

Huge Ubuntu fan here, I really like the Ubuntu font, but as far as I know you may only use it in open-source applications. I want to use it in an iPhone/iPad app. Due to Apple's contracts, I can't ...
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When is the Hebrew/Arabic Ubuntu font due to be implemented?

Reading Canonical Design's post 4 months ago made me really intrigued using 11.04.. yet, we're already in Beta 1, feature freeze and all, and no fonts. Is this still due to be implemented in this ...
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How do I submit feedback on the ubuntu font?

I've joined the Ubuntu Font Family Interest Group and I'd like to provide feedback on the mono beta font, or, at least see if other people have reported the same issue I'm seeing. What's the best way ...
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How do I change the default font for the terminal and gedit?

I want to change the font style in terminal and for default gedit as well.So how to change the font type in Ubuntu 12.04?Any help and suggestions will be appreciable.
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How do I use the new “Ubuntu Font Family” in older releases?

I want to use the new Ubuntu fonts that are default in Maverick in Lucid. Where to get it and how to install it?
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How do I change the default font to “Ubuntu” on OpenOffice.org?

By default, the OpenOffice.org font is Liberation Serif. How do I change this behavior, so that "Ubuntu" becomes the default font?
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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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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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What is the name of the new ubuntu font?

I've upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 and so much of my preferences are set as they where in 10.04. I haven't seen much difference in the fonts used by ubuntu, do they have a different name? Which is it?
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Can I use Ubuntu font in my commercial software running on Windows CE? [duplicate]

I'm now making commercial software for Windows CE O/S, and I want to embed Ubuntu font to my software. The file format will be converted to my own format to speed up my software. In this case, am I ...
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To use the license of Ubuntu Font face, what specifically i have to cite in my website?

I want to use the fonts available in http://font.ubuntu.com/ in my personal website, but I dont know what text I have to include in "Legal Information & Notices" section of my website. I have ...
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How do I set Ubuntu Bold Font as the window titlebar font?

I've made a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 install and the Ubuntu Bold font is missing from the font selection screens. This means that if I try to use Ubuntu Tweak to set the title font for windows as "Ubuntu ...
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Why is the new Ubuntu Monospace font only available for 11.04?

... and not for Lucid (10.04)? I just checked it here on two of my machines, one running lucid and one running natty. And yes, I am approved member of this special group on launchpad. Addition: I'm ...
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What is the difference between the ubuntu and ubuntu beta font? Is it worth using?

Is there a way to install the new Ubuntu font to be used throughout Ubuntu? What is the difference with the 3 fonts: Ubuntu, Ubuntu Title, and Ubuntu beta?
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Ubuntu-font in other Distros

I would like to test the new Sabayon 5.4 on my PC.Since i love the new ubuntu-font installed by default on Maverick i wonder how can i install it on Sabayon or any other distro.Thank you in advance!
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Ubuntu font with Empathy

Empathy use Ubuntu font for the UI, but the chat texts is in the Sans. How is it possible to use Ubuntu font for them too?
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How to make qt applications to choose Regular style font by-Default?

In modern Ubuntu versions (11.10, 12.04) there is an additional style for Ubuntu font called 'Medium' it's slightly thicker than a 'Regular' style user by default. The problem is that all QT apps ...
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Could not install ubuntu-private-fonts

I have signed up for trying out and testing ubuntu beta monospace fonts. When I tried installing that I get the following information and I have not been able to install the font I actually wanted. ...
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Why won't Opera let me use the Ubuntu font?

This is driving me crazy. I'm using monochrome rendering for fonts and this causes a few problems in my browser so I wanted to make Ubuntu the standard sans-serif font. I changed it in the preferences ...
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Ubuntu Font Family and Mac OS X confusing font name and font

I really like the Ubuntu Font Family, and frequently use it in my documents. At school, I want to be able to use the font family so my documents that make at home using Ubuntu show up correctly at ...
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How to check if a ttf file contains a certain character? [duplicate]

Using the command line, how can I check if a *.ttf file contains a certain character? I want to know if the font-file Ubuntu-R.ttf contains the U+2007 (FIGURE SPACE) character.
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font stuck in Wingdings

Hello Ubuntu Community, My son inadvertently changed the computer font to Wingdings and now we cannot figure out how to get back a readable font. All we see are the symbols. ANY SUGGESTIONS??
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The 'reboot required' character doesn't render with PuTTY and Ubuntu Mono

I have "Remote character set" to "UTF-8" and the font set to "Ubuntu Mono, 12-point". The Ubuntu logo character render correctly but not the "reboot required" character. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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Math-font from the ubuntu font family?

Does anyone know if there will be (or already are) any possibilities to use the ubuntu font family for mathematical typesetting in LaTeX? It says “Dalton Maag, a London-based studio, has laid the ...
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How to customize the appearance of the address view in Kaddressbook? [closed]

I am impaired by my eyesight and have to set the fonts quite big to work with KDE. Kaddressbook seems to ignore the settings so that I have the contact list with big letters to choose a contact but I ...
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Uppercase 'P' appearing as a block [closed]

I've had this problem intermittently for a while. It seems to occur after the endless Ubuntu updates, then I fix it. Then it comes back again. Recently it effected several characters, now (as of last ...
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What is the default Window title font in Ubuntu Desktop?

I have installed unity in my Ubuntu Gnome installation and using Unity Tweak Tool to customize. What is the default window title font in Unity? (I have changed everything else)
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Ubuntu Font for Arabic and Urdu

I have been following Ubuntu's design and my interest is Ubuntu's font. The webpage, http://font.ubuntu.com/ , seems to be dead and there isn't any progress. Is the Ubuntu Font for Arabic and Urdu ...
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What was the default font for Ubuntu 11.04?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my system.Everything is going fine.But I thing I got that it has different font by default.So I want to change it in Gedit and Terminal from this question.But I want ...
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How can I install Gangal's font in Linux?

I use Sopi Marathi software in Windows for Marathi Typing. But I unable to read that font into Linux. How can I install Gangal's font in Ubuntu?? I read ...
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Render webpages in Ubuntu font

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and I love the default font in this OS. Is there any way to make my Chrome webpages load in that same font? I tried setting the font to 'Ubuntu' in the ...
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Where's the default Farsi(Persian) font file?

There is a default font for each language in ubuntu, which is displayed in menus, captions, etc. As far as I'm concerned they're located in /usr/shared/fonts. My problem is that I can't find the ...
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Downloading Google Fonts

Is it possible to download all google fonts and have them available under Ubuntu? This would help my webdev.
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Distorted font in toolbars and any system windows

My fonts on toolbars and system (Ubuntu 14.04) windows look like this image: http://tinypic.com/r/21juc6o/8 I've tried changing the theme and font size but it's still very unreadable. This sometimes ...
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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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Ubuntu font is wrong in Kubuntu 12.10

After upgrading from Kubuntu 12.04 to Kubuntu 12.10, I have a peculiar and very specific font problem. My default font all along has been Ubuntu 11. Now it shows up as bolded -- that is, Ubuntu Bold ...
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Include Ubuntu Font in Game

Am I allowed to include the (unmodified) Ubuntu font in my game and distribute it together? The situation is, that I like the font, but because the game is written in python, it also runs under ...
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Ubuntu font .otf format

I have been unable to find an .otf version of your Unbuntu font family, only .ttf formats. I have downloaded the font file from your website.
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CPU Load is 100% non-stop after installing 500 new fonts

Since I installed 500 new fonts and cleaned data with BleachBit, My CPU loading is 100% non-stop every time I turn on my laptop or restart it. After waiting few time in power off, I switched it on ...
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Changing default font in GRUB2 - 'Unknown gsub font feature'

I wanted to change a default GRUB2 because it's to small for me. I downloaded ubuntu font and tried to convert it to *.pf2: grub-mkfont -s -16 --range=0x0-0x7f -o ./ubufont.pf2 ubuntufont.ttf but ...
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How do i customize xterm

I would like to customize xterm because the default font-size is pretty small. I would also like to change my xterm font to Inconsolata. I have a few questions. How would i know my default xterm ...
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How do I get rid of the Bitstream Vera font in Google Chrome?

I installed Google Chrome from the Google download page. I went to chrome://settings/fonts , and I changed the default font to Ubuntu, but that only changed some websites. Chrome still uses Bitstream ...
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Ubuntu: Issues after font installation

I copied a TTF font under /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ and ran sudo fc-cache -f -v from the same fonts/truetype path. Post this step, there is some problem with the "system" fonts. Google window looks ...
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Why are quotation marks in the Ubuntu font wrongly displayed?

For example the left single quotation mark ‘ becomes ‘ (an 8 in superscript), right single ’ becomes ’ (a 9 in superscript), doubles “ and ” are also “ and ”. Sometimes I need the German left double ...