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Questions tagged [fonts]

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

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GNOME Characters 3.28.2

How can one use the character map application that comes with Ubuntu 18.04 to browse Unicode blocks by script? And how to make it display non-latin characters? I selected "letters" from the left-hand ...
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Strange bold fonts in browser

I am currently experiencing a weird issue, i.e., some pages are rendered with bold fonts, where they shouldn't. For instance, in Inbox: For comparison, I attach a screenshot from another system, ...
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Firefox UI fonts are unsual [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and Firefox works fine except the fonts of UI are bigger and different from the default. Steps I've tried: Reset font to default in the Settings of Firefox Refresh Firefox Use ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Evince and Calibre reader must be restarted every page to load font

For PDF files about 15 MB or more, the fonts are garbled every time I go to a new page. If I close the file and reopen it, the font on the current page is fine, but other pages are garbled. It ...
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How to enable v35 hinting engine in libfreetype 2.9.1?

I tried FREETYPE_PROPERTIES="truetype:interpreter-version=35 cff:no-stem-darkening=1 autofitter:warping=1" In command line for Chrome, Firefox, gnome-terminal, Nautilus, Telegram, Skype. Tried ...
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fonconfig fails, apt-get wont install programs

from less /var/log/fontconfig.log: fc-cache: symbol lookup error: fc-cache: undefined symbol: FcDirCacheCreateUUID apt-get and dpkg both fail to install apps and upgrades.I have tried sudo dpkg -a --...
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Change terminal font size programatically

is that possible to do that by running a command? Is there any hack that would allow this? I tried using python-uinput to simulate pushing Ctrl+Plus in order to make font bigger but it did not work. ...
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Evince stop rendering text with anti-aliasing after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Is this a known issue? here is the screenshot comparing Evince and Okular on the same Ubuntu 16.04 box. Before the upgrade from 14.04, Evince worked fine. please let me know if there is an easy fix. ...
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Missing Wine Japanese fonts

Installed many Japanese fonts based on forums/here posts apt install fonts-thai-tlwg fonts-wqy-zenhei fonts-takao fonts-nanum apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer fc-cache -f -v And the Japanese (...
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How to install old 2.6.5 libfreetype package on Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10? [closed]

The goal of this question is not to rise debates about new font rendering engine, quality of fonts or something similar. Question is clear as it is - how to install libfreetype 2.6.5 package on ...
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Tkinter font not changing on python 3.6.8 on Ubuntu 18.04

I am not able to change the font family of the label in tkinter. I have written the code to explain the issue. I have also attached a link to show the output. (for images please go to this link I ...
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Ubuntu bold fonts disappeared

All of a sudden, bold fonts do not work at all. As you can see I have selected Menlo Bold but that doesn't show up. Also fonts in the native text editor has also started to look crappy.
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How can I use Monaco Linux True Type Font in IntelliJ IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA (version 2018.3.3) doesn't see the Monaco Linux font I installed despite all other programs being able to. I've tried using the solutions in this question but they either don't work, ...
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How to increase Ubuntu font and icon size? [duplicate]

I installed VirtualBox (version 5.2.18) on my Windows 10 laptop. There I am running Ubuntu 18.04, the OS in general looks small. I've tried changing resolution but it didn't work as I expected. Then ...
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fc-cache: command not found

I've just installed ttf-mscorefonts on ubuntu 18.04 server (not desktop) by running the following command: sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer Everything seems to have installed correctly. ...
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Text is italic in Chrome, Firefox and VS Code

All (most of the text) from some sites is appearing to be italic with some specific font as shown in the pictures. Why is this happening? How do I correct it? The font settings on Chrome (Version 71....
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font size after connecting external monitor

I have a dell xps 9570 screen has a 4k resolution,I'm using ubuntu 18.04 Everything was fine until I connected an external monitor. I can't make the two monitors work with font size adequate for each, ...
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ubuntu server 14.04 xvfb japanese characters as squares after release upgrade

Why did Japanese fonts suddenly stop displaying correctly? Very difficult tough complex situation, at one time this gaggle was working, broke after a platform upgrade that coincided with a new code ...
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OpenSCAD has unreadably tiny interface text on UHD display [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.10 with Gnome Desktop on a UHD laptop display. My system's fonts have generally been tweaked using the font scaling in Gnome Tweak Tools, but this has had no effect on OpenSCAD ...
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60-latin.conf not a directory error in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm not able to login to system. When I tried to reinstall Ubuntu-desktop I'm getting error like Cp: cannot stat: /etc/fonts/conf.d/60-latin.conf not a directory and Plymouth failed with return 1 ...
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HiDPI console font non-interactive

What is the correct way to non-interactively change the console font? I have a HiDPI display and need a larger console font. I can set it interactively just fine using: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How can I “install” fonts to use in Visual Studio Code?

I have this beautiful mono font https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode that I'd like to use in Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu. I downloaded the font files (.ttf), I understood that to make a font ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fonts are very small

Hi I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04. However fonts on some programs are very small. For instance when I run Notepad++ texts like settings are incredibly small despite changing the font size from the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 text is blurry when I turn up the refresh rate

I'm using an Nvidia GTX 670 with the nvidia proprietary driver 690. At 30hz All of the fonts look great, in fact everything looks great. However when I turn the refresh rate up to 60hz many of the ...
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Firefox doesn't respect font hinting setting in Gnome? How to fix this?

I disabled font hinting in Gnome tweaks, but Firefox sometimes (for certain fonts I think) ignores that and tries to align glyphs to pixel grid, resulting in uneven spacing between letters and/or ...
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Ubuntu Arabic font became too ugly after upgrade

After I upgraded my distribution, the Arabic font changed and became too ugly (for the the system, the web browsers, all file managers, all interfaces (gnome and cinnamon) and everything). I already ...
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Increase the size of address bar and tabs bar in Google Chrome: screen res. 1920×1080, 15" LCD screen

System: Ubuntu 18.10 with screen resolution 1920 × 1080 (16:9) on a 15" LCD screen. My address bar and tabs bar of Google Chrome (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) with GTK+ theme) look ...
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Tiny font size on ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Overall the font looks little blurry and smaller, I managed to fix it on certain applications but mysql workbench just does not seem to get fixed: On the sidebaryou can see how small & unreadable ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 fontconfig

In the 18.10 release I found that some applications (Telegram for instance) were loading too slow, I found that the reason is fontconfig problem. QEventLoop: Cannot be used without QApplication ...
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Broken Emoji After Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

As soon as I install ubuntu-restricted-extras on either 18.04 or 18.10, Emoji stop working in browsers and the shell. They do show up fine in applications as Gedit, but they either aren’t displayed at ...
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Is it possible to apply colors to text in mousepad text editor?

My OS is Xubuntu 16.04.5 and I would like to apply colors to text in mousepad text editor, is it possible? Do I need to download some plugin to that? It would be like a command > format font : type, ...
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How to use the urw chancery font in Libre Office Writer

I would like to install/use the 'urw chancery' font in the Libre Office Writer. I have a limited knowledge of Linux. I've managed to install some of the Microsoft's fonts (.ttf format) that worked ...
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Convert Unicode files to monospaced PDF files

What I have: Text files containing straight ASCII with some Unicode special characters and box characters. UTF-8 encoding is used. I am running Ubuntu MATÉ 16.04. What I want: The text files ...
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problem with FontSet conversion using xemacs and pstoedit in 18.04 and 16.04

Problems with font conversion ongoing with xemacs, sometimes with evince and after system updates around end of October 2018 in 18.04 and 16.04. xemacs starts with: "Warning Missing charsets in ...
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No text in message writing area on WeChat with Wine and Ubuntu 16.04

After solving the non-rendering Chinese fonts with regedit WeChat is mostly working. However, the message typing area does not display the text being typed. Observed behaviour: Typed text is being ...
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Tiny toolbar GNU Radio Companion (GRC) on HiDPI 16.04

I have tried to find out how to increase the size of the toolbar with tiny icons in GNU Radio Companion (GRC, version 3.7.9.1-2ubuntu1), installed on Dell XPS 13, ubuntu 16.04, with hiDPI. I found ...
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Facebook font looks weird after installing mscorefonts

I am able to fix the issue by uninstalling mscorefonts but I actually need it. Is there a way to keep mscorefonts without having weird looking fonts on facebook?
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How do I show installed fonts supporting a specific Unicode character/range?

Is there any way to produce a list of those installed fonts that contain a specific Unicode character or character range? When dealing with characters in foreign scripts (e.g. runes, Phoenician ...
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Window Menu bar font color is black in ubuntu 18.04 Communitheme

I am new to Ubuntu. I've freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 and Communitheme. Now I have some issue with window menu bar. It is visible when window is inactive but not visible when active. If I switch to ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 composition font artefacts

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04 and after a regular reboot, I started to have issues with the font rendering. I don't know which packages were installed before the reboot. Can anybody suggest me what ...
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Google Chrome - Rendering Yellow Fonts with Green Border on HDMI Screen

System Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Google Chrome 70.0.3538.77 (Official Build) (64-bit) Dual monitors, both Samsung S24D300 Left is a HDMI to DVI Right is a VGA cable Problem So using Google Chrome, it ...
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Fonts in embedded wine

Glad that notepad++ is now available in Ubuntu. And no, I won't switch to NotepadQQ -- its features are not nearly as many as in Notepad++ As far as I understand, it is run via sort of embedded Wine. ...
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How to add foreign languages to wine under Ubuntu 18.04

I want to use "mp3tag.exe" for editing my music files that contains titles in latin (a,b,c,d,...) and greek characters (α,β,ζ,δ,...) Installing wine under Ubuntu 18.04 worked fine Installing mp3tag ...
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How to change Lubuntu font

I've recently installed Lubuntu on an older laptop, and everything was fine until the font got huge on some desktop apps, like "MySQL Workbench", for example. You can see it on the attached ...
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The UI text boxes that contain text are too small

I have an HiDPI screen and am running Ubuntu 18.04. I've noticed that in multiple applications, certain UI boxes that contain text are too small for the text they contain. For instance in Dolphin: ...
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Figlet/TOIlet fonts can't be loaded in the terminal

I was trying to use TOIlet, and it worked just fine in the beginning. Later I was trying to install some program to record my terminal, such as asciinema, and I encountered this error every time I try ...
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How to change colors in the Terminal? [duplicate]

This is what my terminal looked like, and I really liked it! However, I noticed that the terminal now looks like this: I was wondering, what do I need to do to get the old font style back?
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Telegram Persian font changed after upgrade to 18.10!

My telegram font changed after upgrading to 18.10! Does anyone know why this happened? When i open telegram in command line these errors appear: Fontconfig warning: line 5: unknown element "its:...
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Weird Monospace font after 18.10 Update

I updated to Ubuntu 18.10 earlier today. The installation worked without any problems. So far everything seems to be working as expected. For some reason however, after opening both Brackets and Atom,...
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Some fonts in plasma are blurry, others are not

So I'm using kubuntu 18.04 on my ThinkPad E480 (UHD 620 as main VGA, RX 550 as secondary) and I cannot seem to get this working. In some applications (like TeXstudio) fonts appear as very blurry. In ...