Questions tagged [fonts]

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

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How to increase font size in cli?

COMMAND LINE I am not using the GUI to work in Ubuntu but rather i am using command line interface but the problem is that the font size in command line interface is very small. How can i increase ...
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How can I activate bitmap fonts on 20.04?

I am using Ubuntu Mate 20.04. I want to use the Fixed 6x13 font in the terminal (not xterm). When I try to change the terminal font, the Fixed fonts are not in the list of available fonts. However, ...
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Issue with fonts not being identified correctly

I’m using (or, as the case would be, attempting to use) Xubuntu 20.04 release. I'm having an issue with fonts not being identified correctly, but it gets stranger the more I look into it. Please ...
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White screen with sad smiley on Ubuntu's launch

I have just a windows font file in /usr/share/fonts and was rebooting to check if it was okay, and surprise, Ubuntu 20.04 can't boot. I have this screen: There's a mouse pointer, but nothing to log ...
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Chromium not displaying the correct font used in CSS [closed]

When trying to reproduce a given webpage on a CSS course, Chromium always seems to revert to a generic serif, sans-serif or monospace font even though I've used, for example, Impact, Helvetica and ...
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Scaling problem in some applications after 20.04 upgrade

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 lts to 20.04 lts I am finding that some applications (but not all) the appearance is very tiny and will not scale with adjustments to scaling in settings. Attached is ...
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Problem with CUPS/texttopdf and “Noto” truetype fonts

I'm having a problem with the texttopdf CUPS filter. When I attempt to print a plain ASCII file (as simple as "Hello world"), texttopdf aborts: D [17/May/2020:11:48:37 -0700] [Job 513] Sending data ...
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Text shown as unicode code points [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 from 19.10, everything is fine. but when I try some of the apps the text is shown in a boxed unicode code points: The List of apps showing the behavior is: File ...
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Change Font color and size when booting into CLI ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I was wondering if there was a way to increase font size and change font color when booting into CLI in ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The font is small and white on black, I want it to change the font colour. If ...
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Removing all unnecessary fonts from system

My system was upgraded from 18.10 to 19.04, then to 19.10 and finally to 20.04. I have been using it for more than 15 months as my primary computer. This is a typical default Ubuntu installation with ...
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Wrong font in Vimix Grub theme

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and I've installed the Vimix Grub theme: https://github.com/vinceliuice/grub2-themes The theme is loading correctly, but the font I see on my screen is not the one displayed ...
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Hide certain files from an application

I need to run an outdated software (Xilinx ISE) on my pc (KUbuntu 20.04). The Only problem is that the ISE segfaults while loading the noto fonts located in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto (found out ...
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Application starts without text [all text is in blocks] [duplicate]

I have noticed that when I install some applications via snap, the applications themselves, the text, is in blocks and not, as it should be, in text form. It seems as if the font is not loaded. Does ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 graphics driver problem

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04, and now I have a problem with my graphics rendering (strange squares on background and font problems). I use the i915 driver. Graphics card: Skylake GT2 HD ...
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Reset font on Ubuntu 18.04

After my last update of Ubuntu 18.04, the font got little weird I am not sure what caused that change Is there is any possible way I can reset my system font to default and revert that last update ...
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I have install MS Office 2016 with Wine but MS Fonts are not available

I followed instructions in this thread (How do I install MS Office 2016 on PlayOnLinux) to install MS Office 2016 using POL / Wine. The process worked without any issues. Now when I load documents in ...
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Ubuntu bar font change after install fontforge and birdfont

I install fontforge and birdfont from apt, and I didn't realize the font had changed. After purge these two and sudo apt autoremove --purge and sudo fc-cache -fv font not fix. Before: After: ...
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Ubuntu 20.x is saying my monitor is 24“ when it is 27” - font is very blurry

I have 2 monitors connected to my new Ubuntu 20.x installation. My main monitor is a samsung SA850A syncmaster. When I go to screen display it says my monitor is "Samsung Electric Company 24". The ...
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Wine starts slowly due to font abundance

Wine applications load very slowly on my Kubuntu. It is common knowledge that one should autostart the Wine server to run persistently: wineserver -p This significantly reduces the per-program ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - Terminus font not working anymore

I've been using the terminus font from the "xfonts-terminus" package with the default GNOME-terminal. Now I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and the font is gone in GNOME-terminal and the Gnome fonts app. ...
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Weird 'double exposure' effect in font name and size in LibreOffice toolbar, on Ubuntu Studio

I've been using various Linuxes (Linuces?) for years, but never come across this issue before. I've just installed Ubuntu Studio (20.04, running Xfce 4.14). Firing up LibreOffice Writer, I've got a ...
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How to get font information (ttf, otf) on the command line with fontconfig's fc-scan utility for my system language?

I want to get information about fonts (ttf or otf), like the family name and the style. If possible, I don't want to install extra software like otfinfo. Since fontconfig is installed everywhere, a ...
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CJK Chinese font support in firefox

I was recently interested in Chinese philosophy research. However, I find it difficult to show ancient Chinese characters properly in my ubuntu's firefox. The test page is https://ctext.org/font-test-...
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Easy fix for LibreOffice Impress font problems on Lubutu 20.04?

I'm hesitant to ask this problem here because it might be considered cross-posting. However, I need to decide whether to downgrade from Lubuntu 20.04 to 18.04. There is a bug with LibreOffice Impress ...
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Characters in filesystem replaced by Unicode boxes after upgrading to 20.04 LTS

After upgrading to 20.04 LTS, the characters in the terminal, Nautilus, and Settings menu are all being displayed as boxes, as shown in the screenshot. There is no issue with the browser, or the ...
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Font problem, just squares in some app

I`ve a problem with some apps. Every letter apears just like square. First I discovered it when I want to save or print somethink in Opera the window that apears after ctrl + s contains just squares. ...
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Lack of qt4-qtconfig package in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

I use an application called Mame Set Rebuilder (you can easily find references on internet) that is built in Qt4 in a .app format. When I had Ubuntu 19.10, I was able to set the fonts of the ...
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Snap store doesn't show text

I've just installed Snap Store on my Ubuntu 19.10. I am confronting this problem. I have checked the font used in my system, it is the default font. And my system language is set to English(United ...
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I can change font size in top bar but not font weight (20.04)

As explained in the title, I can edit the css file /usr/share/Yaru-dark/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css and write: stage { font-family: Ubuntu, Sans-Serif; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: bold; } ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu fonts to always use Source Pro family instead of Arial, Times, and Courier?

I never want to see Arial, Times New Roman, or for that matter, Courier, or any of their clones. Instead, I want to configure my Ubuntu 20.04 to use Source Sans Pro, Source Serif Pro, and Source Code ...
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B&W emojis on GNOME notification bar?

This is minor, but not sure why emojis on GNOME Notification Bar appear as black and white. I have installed fonts-noto-color-emoji package, and I believe it's being handled by /etc/fonts/conf.d/{45,...
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All system text is covered by white boxes

Pretty much the title. I was normally using Ubuntu the other day and I tried to launch Firefox. It gave me a crash report which I closed, and then it refused to launch. I then restarted my computer ...
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How to zoom in the environment to view the menu bar

Any help is appreciated! I am experiencing this problem with quite a few applications on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, where the general menu bar for the application (for example: Notepad++), where we have ...
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ubuntu 20.04 cinnamon font problem

I just upgraded ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 with cinnamon desktop environment. Then, it seems that fonts do not display properly in applets. Basically, I just see white boxes instead of letters, as in the ...
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Increase font size of terminal in a no-GUI situation

I'm using a docker file that builds an environment for robotics. It works great. I've attached a screenshot. As you can see it has a terminal window and a few other tools but it doesn't seem to have ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - gnome-terminal not finding custom installed font

I installed Nerd Fonts to ~/.local/share/fonts, hoping to use it in my Terminal. However, these fonts do not appear as an option in the preferences menu. $ ls -Al ~/.local/share/fonts/NerdFonts/ ...
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How to fix “Fontconfig warning […] Having multiple <familiy> in <alias> isn't supported […]”?

Today I upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 and suddenly noticed a lot of the following warnings appearing: Apr 25 11:12:38 [...]: Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.avail/41-ttf-arphic-uming.conf",...
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How to use custom fonts in the terminal on Ubuntu 20.04?

I installed several custom fonts, by downloading them, then double clicking the .ttf in the file manager, then install in the font manager when it opens. Then in the terminal and I went to menu → ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Text Not Displaying Properly

I updated to Ubuntu 20.04 from 19.10. Text doesn't display properly for system elements. Examples are shown below. Is this a bug with 20.04? How can I fix this?
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Steam fonts are very small on Ubuntu 20.04

My screen resolution is 2560x1440 and I am using fractional scaling at 125%. Steam fonts are unreadable (see the screenshot and compare with the size of the Chrome icon).
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Huge font size in Google Chrome's UI

As you can see, it's way bigger than Firefox's. I tried google-chrome –high-dpi-support=1 –force-device-scale-factor=1 to no avail. Has anyone encountered this problem? UPDATE I did a fresh install ...
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Fonts are garbled, distorted in LIbreoffice

I have been having difficulties with fonts and word spacing in LibreOffice Writer. The letters overlap. Also, LO Writer doesn't type at the print size it displays (i.e. it types at 30 pt. when 12pt ...
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Change font inside Thunderbird 68.7.0 64 bit

I am using 18.04 and Thunderbird 68.7.0 64-bit. I am ok with other default settings but font. I would like to change it to Raleway, if possible. I tried through Preferences(screenshot below) without ...
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What is the error “dsfont.sty” in beamer?

I am using beamer and I am getting error "dsfont.sty". I do not know how to solve that. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and Kile. I appreciate your assistance in this regard.
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How to remove package dsfont on ubuntu 18.04?

I used the answer of How to install dsfont package? to solve my problem with my TeX editor,but my problem got worst. I want to remove this package to return to initial step and find another way to ...
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Emojis are now too large on my top bar and in notifications. How do I restore system font files to default?

I saw a post on Reddit for a bitmap font that I wanted to install and use with the Tabliss Chrome extension. It linked to this Github page. I tried following the instructions to enable bitmap fonts ...
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Incrorrect font names within family

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04.4. Yesterday I purchased the full Vinque (by Ray Larabie) font family, which consists of 7 weights each with matching italics (list is sorted by ascending weight): Vinque ...
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font missing in Freelancer game with Wine

Ubuntu16.04 The game Freelancer run well with wine, but one font seem to miss: check on the screenshot, the rectangles might be text. I have the ttf-mscorefonts-installer package but nothing better, ...
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Any way to change Xterm font and color when I don't have admin permissions?

I'm currently using an SSH client to interact with my server at work, and I've been wanting to change the default font and color scheme for a while now. I learned that I needed to figure out how to ...
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fonts are EXTREMELY small in some app windows

After installing ubuntu 18.04, fonts of some application like spotify or foxit-reader ... are so small, this is not the case for other applications like chrome or geany. why do you think is that? ...

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