Questions tagged [fonts]

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

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Firefox shows symbols instead of letters

I upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 and now Firefox shows symbols instead of letters. I tried to update locales and clear system font cache, none of that helped. Did a clean Firefox install and it's ...
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printf unicode 7 characters from bash

I am on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to print this symbol from bash and I tried printf "\u1F5E0" but it didn't work. Is this supposed to work or I have font packages missing? Please advise on what I ...
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Some language letters are empty squares

In my Lubuntu 18.04 Armenian letters are not displaying at all, not in system nor in browser. I had Lubuntu 18.04 before, and everything was ok, I think my previous lubuntu had another subversion. ...
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Font on Xammp window and fonts on software I install too small in general?

I've downloaded xampp for linux however the font is too small, when I open up the program, I'm on a dell xps 9300 running Ubuntu 18.04, I've had this problem with other software I've downloaded too. ...
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How to visualize Indic characters in Ubuntu minimum installation from base image?

I have set up an Ubuntu base image, and installed XFCE desktop. However, Indic characters in the filenames do not show up, some boxes are shown instead. How to fix this?
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gVim not recognizing all installed fonts

I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu and installed vim and gVim using sudo apt install vim-gtk3 and also installed "Fixedsys Excelsior" font via font manager. On my previous installation the ...
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Incorrect font spacing to fill PDF form

I am filling out this PDF form, IRS Form 1040, in evince 3.36.7 on Ubuntu 20.04 and having a problem that the numbers I input are not aligned correctly with the background bars. Please see this ...
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Font configuration rule priority

If I have two files in /etc/fonts/conf.d/. One being: <fontconfig> <alias> <family>sans-serif</family> <prefer> <family>Noto Color Emoji</family> </...
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Does TrueType core fonts for the Web (included in ubuntu-restricted-extras) share data with Microsoft?

It has a license agreement, which I've never seen when installing something using apt, so I'm wondering if it also has a privacy policy or anything?
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Ubuntu 20.04 fonts with missing textures

My laptop had these issues in the login screen, just a couple minor texture errors. After a while it spread like a virus, now it's on my desktop too. I thought it was a bug about the font, so i've ...
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Why the command is giving that output and what do in this case?

First, I ran: sudo dpkg --verify ??5?????? c /etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/mozc-server ??5?????? c /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf ??5?????? c /etc/casper.conf ??5?????? c /etc/update-manager/...
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TTY mode fonts are unrecognized and stopping user from login

Disclaimer: I can use GUI mode of OS completely fine without any issues. I can open terminals like Alacrity, GNOME terminal, etc without seeing any font issues. This problem strictly exist when I try ...
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Font suddenly is unreadable

Running ubuntu 20.04 suddenly all the desktop font and menus will look like this This seems to happen at least once a day. not quite sure what to do other than restart.
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Irregular and broken fonts in xubuntu

Why Fonts are irregular and broken in xubuntu whether it's in the menu bar, file manager, terminal and others
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latest update created a real mess 20.04 only first 4 letters shown, windows are unreadable

One of the most recent software updates rendered my desktop nearly useless. I can't even get into and work with the terminal since it became virtually unreadable. I've searched thoroughly for ...
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How does Nautilus read configuration for font?

When I use the default Gnome DE I can easily change the font of the interface and the changes are reflected in the Nautilus. However, when I use bspwm the Nautilus is using different font. It is a bit ...
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Broken font rendering in GNOME default apps [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 2010 Mac Pro, and have had successful results for about a year until now. After booting this morning, I attempted to open GNOME Terminal. It appears that the font ...
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extra spaces in time display on dash of Ubuntu 20.10

As you can see in the screenshot, the colon separating the hour from the minutes has an extra space before and after it. I want to remove that. I have the default Ubuntu Gnome desktop. Maybe I need to ...
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How do I fix the extremely small Kubuntu Interface font using NVidia Proprietary drivers?

How do I fix the extremely small Kubuntu Interface font using NVidia Proprietary drivers? I have a AMD CPU with a GTX 1050Ti GPU. I installed the latest version of KUbuntu 20.04.2 LTS in the UEFI mode ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Update corrupts system fonts?

I'm a bit of a noob, so let's get the apologies out of the way. I ran the update that came today, and after restart all the fonts in the UI are cut off (I guess that is the best way to describe it)? ...
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Weird characters (fonts) on chromium on ubuntu 20

Sometimes on chromium, after the laptop wakes up, I've got weird characters. Step to reproduce: Open tabs on chromium Put computer to sleep Wake up computer Login to active session => Weird ...
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I am new to Linux, and the fonts are huge

I have tried making them smaller in Settings>Fonts but nothing changes. Any ideas? I am using Kubuntu 16.04; the suggestion to check screen resolution appears to be the answer. It is stuck at ...
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Bullet points appear as a 't' when exporting PDFs from WPS Office

When I export a presentation to PDF from WPS Office, I have the issue that bullet points do not show correctly. In WPS office the bullet points being shown like this: In the exported PDF they look ...
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WARNING: Using fallback font ArialMT for base font Symbol

Version: OS lsb_release -a : Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS PHP php -v : 8.0.1 Apache apache2 -v : 2.4.29 (Ubuntu) Python3 python3 --version : Python 3.6.9 Problem Statement: I'm using Python script which ...
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Nvidia driver affecting display font size

After installing Nvidia driver (460). menu fonts became too small, All applications are impacted How to roll back the driver or fix the font display problem?
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Why is Chromium Rendering Pages Using the Google Satisfy Font?

Every now and again, Chromium renders web pages in Google Satisfy font, as per the screenshot of the Stack Overflow home page. I've used the Satisfy font to write Google documents. I don't use it ...
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Major text rendering glitch in 20.04 LTS

I've been dealing with a strange graphical glitch where every text field is truncated to four visible characters over most apps that come with Ubuntu. Terminal, Files, Settings, etc. I can still ...
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Text rendering messed up somehow

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla (with GNOME). All was working before and somehow text rendering or such got messed up. For example, this: Example of the issue If you've used IntelliJ, you would ...
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Panel Clock Normal font-weight

I have a theme which makes the top bar fonts bold. However, I don't want the clock to be bold. How would I edit my gnome-shell.css file to make the clock's font-weight to be normal? Here is my ...
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Make fonts smaller in App menu or make them multi-line

Hope this question was never asked before. When I press 9 dots menu icon on Gnome app drawer it opens up the big icon app menu which is ugly and okay. But the problem is app titles are big as well. ...
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Make application title bold

The menu in the top bar that shows the application name is very slim looking. I would like to make it bold. How would I go about doing this? My gnome-shell.css is in this dropbox link: gnome-shell....
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How to match LaTeX fonts in LibreOffice Writer?

I created a document in LaTeX (without specifying any fonts), and now I'm trying to re-create it in LibreOffice Writer, but it looks very different due to the fonts used. What fonts can I choose in ...
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Weird font kerning issue on Chrome and Firefox

I've been using Chromium from the Ubuntu repository since I switched over to Kubuntu last year, but since Chrome Sync was removed I want to switch over to Google Chrome - however I am having font ...
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How to increase font size in virtual console (tty) in Ubuntu 20.04 on 4k screen? Or how to change the resolution?

I am using a dell XPS 13 laptop with 4k screen and the text on the virtual console is very small. I would like to increase the font size. With the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup I took: ...
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Strange font look on google related pages

I'm facing a problem with font on Google sites (youtube, google translate). I'm using Polish language and the problem is like in the screen shot. I was facing this on Kubuntu, KDE NEON and in UBUNTU. ...
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Sizing Issue: Libre Office Options Menu is way too small!

I can’t figure out how to increase the font size in libre office and 4k downloader and keepass in lubuntu 20.10. My main menu in libreoffice is nice and big but when I open tools>options I can’t ...
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Enlarge font for search results

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. How can I enlarge the font that is used to display Google search results? System Settings/Fonts doesn't do it.
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Can I change the font of a pdf document that was sent to me?

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. I was sent a pdf file that I can barely read because the characters are jammed together, probably because of some font compatibility problem. I know nothing about the ...
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Problem with tiny fonts

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. What are all the places where font sizes are determined? The Font section of System Settings is the obvious one, but there are others such as the Fonts and Colors section ...
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libxft-bgra patch for rendering color emoji fonts

Is there any method to install the libxft-bgra on ubuntu?. In the AUR they have this "version" of libxft which allows you to render color emoji system wide. I've tried to compile It myself ...
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Installing woff font file

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 on a server (docker container) and I need to install fonts programatically. I'm adding the files under ~/.fonts while it works straightaway with .ttf I can't make it to work ...
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xscreensaver, lockscreen, fonts and resolution

I have an NVidia set-up w/ 2 x 29" screens, 5120x1440. Today I upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04, and after the upgrade the xscreensaver lock-screen looks rather odd. It's as if someone had taken a ...
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Snap error: Unable to install due to Fonts

So I've been getting this error when updating or installing Snaps: $ sudo snap install snap-store error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Run configure hook of "snap-store" snap if ...
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What is the full path name of the default font file used in a Terminal

After upgrading from 16.04 to 20.04, some characters in the font used by the terminal got weird, e.g., bigger than other characters and colored other than black. I think the easiest way for me to fix ...
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Chrome suddenly changes UI and Website fonts

A brief overview I'm running Google Chrome stable, Google Chrome beta, and Chromium on Ubuntu 20.04. A couple of months ago, these Chromium-based applications started showing a weird behavior where ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Chromium snap fonts missing and become 'boxy'

My fonts stop working randomly in Chromium browser VERSION="20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa)" Chromium 89.0.4389.72 snap It goes back to normal when I restart or log back in, but then 1 hour or 5 ...
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Snap Chromium Experiencing Font Issues On Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with Chromium Version 88.0.4324.182 (Official Build) snap (64-bit). Recently I have been experiencing the issue where the font settings will randomly change on chromium. This ...
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tiny toolbar font on some apps. how to increase size?

for some reason some apps have a tiny toolbar. most apps like chromium are fine, spotify had this issue, but there was a solution for that. does anyone have a good idea how to increase the size of ...
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Why are the .exe softwares I installed on ubuntu so small and how do I change it?

As you can see from my screenshot, the fonts are super tiny. It's so hard for me to read the text because of how small it is. This only happens when I install third party .exe software and the rest of ...
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Gimp ctrl A selection change my font into weird symbols

A very weird bug, but I'm using gimp 2.10.18, on ubuntu 20.04. I'm working on old documents from ubuntu 16.04, but when I select all the text, using ctrl A ou with the mouse, all my text change font ...

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