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?

  • @potential answerers: I believe that wine has instlled some extra fonts, as a couple of font packages are recommended by wine. It's likely that liberation or mscorefonts are the culprights. But I don't really know of a good way to uninstall mscorefonts, so I hope that someone can give a good answer. If no ones does, I'll try mu best. Feb 9, 2011 at 17:34
  • Thanks! I will wait for someone who can help me to fix the issue or else I will bug you :)
    – Ashfame
    Feb 9, 2011 at 17:40
  • Can you please include a screenshot so we know if what you're seeing is "wrong"?
    – Oli
    Feb 9, 2011 at 18:58
  • I see different fonts. There is no issue as such but I would like to revert back to previous ones
    – Ashfame
    Feb 9, 2011 at 19:02
  • More importantly, and also to add some keywords to this post, this will remove Arial and Comic. How dare they put that *§$% on my computer.
    – three
    May 1, 2014 at 9:35

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Installing wine will also push the "ttf-mscorefonts-installer" package which brings some aditional fonts.

You can remove it without removing wine, but it can negatively affect the look of some applications running from wine.

To remove it, open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • That easy?. I was expecting that this command will only uninstall the installer. I suppose that it includes a uninstall script too. That's great :). Feb 10, 2011 at 8:03
  • The package behaves as a normal font package, it just has a peculiar name due to the licensing behind it. We can't ship the fonts directly, instead we have to download them at package install time. Mar 3, 2011 at 8:23

Another work around for me is using command sudo apt-get install wine --no-install-recommends. It only install the wine only.

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    at least comment why you downvote it? :/
    – Vina
    Mar 28, 2013 at 0:05

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