As in the title, all of Xubuntu is now not characters, just like vertical rectangular boxes, like it cant find the right font.
I am on Xubuntu 14.04
All was normal. Until I tried to add new fonts to GIMP.. I added fonts to
/usr/share/fonts/trutype and didnt see them in gimp, so I started to just copy the NEW file folders I downloaded from google fonts into some other folders. One was
/home/username/.fonts and still no updates in gimp , so I rebooted to see if that made the font appear and now the entire GUI interface has no characters and everything is empty rectangular boxes. And I mean everything. File manager, applications like Gimp are all illegible. I can only open and close due to memory of the button and menu locations.
I am able to run the browser and it is fine menu and all text is legible, its just seems like the xfce GUI that is messed up. I would rather get advice from experts than play with it any further. I'm not sure how just copying files to a folder could do this.
I did also install a font viewer app yesterday but it didn't do any good and could not install fonts like I expected. but now I can not even search for it to uninstall.
Has anyone seen this before or know how to solve or where to start?
UPDATE: I was able to remove the app I added, which was font-manager using the command line and apt-get --purge font-manager. I rebooted and same boxes everywhere. I also removed the .font.conf file which was present and linking to
/home/norman/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf. Still boxes are present after reboot.