General :: Firefox Text (font) Is Weird, Almost Unreadable?

Jan 17, 2011

Kubuntu10.10After installing a 6000+ font collection from, my computer had assumed a new font, though I restarted and it is now fine, generally speaking. My Firefox still has this crazy font, and it is so weird that it is almost unreadable.

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General :: Xterm And Nedit Have Unreadable Font When Running On Bare X?

Apr 1, 2011

Title says it all.The font is unreadably garbled and missing pieces of text.I will try to post a picture but I do not know if I can since I am posting from links2.

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 - Font Types Look Weird

May 12, 2010

Text in firefox (mainly) as in other applications in my system look as you can see above. I didn't touch anything in the configuration. It's started from the very first moment I finished installing 10.04 Has anyone had the same issue?

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Ubuntu :: Weird Font - All The Characters Were Boxes ?

May 24, 2010

I noticed some programs, such as Terminal, would instead of having the default font, all the characters were boxes (as if they were undefined chars). Then I restarted and then ALL TEXT ON UBUNTU WERE []S. I can't even read what anything says. I'm in Windows now posting this because I can't read anything on Ubuntu.

How can I fix this font issue? (Preferably without reinstalling?) I noticed using recovery mode I can use a non-GUI version of Ubuntu which is basically Terminal as an OS in which I can actually see the font.

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Ubuntu :: Text Unreadable In Some Programs?

Feb 3, 2010

I've recently installed the program Sparky for processing NMR data. When I start the program the text is unreadable. For example the top left pull-down should be labeled 'File' and instead I only see the two horizontal dashes in the 'F' and the right 2/3 of the 'e'. Yet the banners above the windows are completely normal. I have occasionally had similar problems with Matlab, but it's intermitant and less severe

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OpenSUSE :: Can't Change Font - Font Size FIrefox 3.6.8

Aug 16, 2010

I can't change fonts in Firefox preferences (Content).

My OS is openSUSE 11.3, KDE 4.4.4. release 8.

Any type and size of font I use, nothing happens. It's still same font which I choose for the first time I've started Firefox afer installing openSUSE 11.3.

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Ubuntu :: Unreadable Popup/dialogue Box Text

Jan 6, 2011

Have recently installed 10.10 x64 on Gigabyte H55M-D2h/Intel i5/4GB/Onboard graphics&sound and have trouble with some text display. When hovering over some apps, the "help" dialogues appear as black on black, and same for some right/left click dialogue boxes.

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Ubuntu :: By Default Pango Is Choosing AR PL UMing CN As Font To Render Japanese Text When Current Font Doesn't Have Japanese Glyphs

May 4, 2010

Actually I want to log a bug but I don't really know what package to log it against. The problem is that by default Pango is choosing the AR PL UMing CN as the font to render Japanese text when the current font doesn't have Japanese glyphs. But AR PL UMing CN is a Chinese font, so Chinese glyphs for kanji characters (e.g., 覚) are displayed. This is jarring and confusing for Japanese readers.

This situation mostly arises when you have mixed English and Japanese text. Some applications (for instance Firefox) will allow you to select a font for Asian text. Thus if the text contains only Asian characters it will use the font you select, rather than what Pango would have selected. But if it is a mix of English and Japanese, you end up with the wrong glyphs.

Other environments (like gnome-terminal, or a gedit) have difficulties as well. Since the primary interface requires mono spaced roman characters you run into difficulty selecting fonts. Most Japanese fonts only have proportional roman characters. This means that if use a nice roman font and use Japanese text (for instance file names), you end up with Chinese glyphs. What I want is a mechanism that will work across all of Gnome for selecting the font I want to use for Chinese characters. That way I can choose either Japanese or Chinese glyphs.

I realize this is low priority. It only bugs me a little, but many of my Japanese colleagues are put off from using Ubuntu because they are confused by the Chinese glyphs that pop up on my screen from time to time. As I said, I'd like to file a bug, but I'm not sure against what package...

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General :: Changing Font Size In Text Mode Terminal?

Apr 10, 2011

I have a ubuntu linux working in TEXT mode. I would like the change the font size (or if possible, get my terminal with inconsolata font). How can i do it?

PS: i don't have a GUI or X Windows running.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

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Ubuntu :: The Text In Recovery Mode Console Is Unreadable?

Apr 30, 2011

When I try to load Ubuntu (recovery mode) or if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, the image gets corrupted showing a white screen with black writing on it, but which is unreadable. Also the words seem to be spelled backwards. I'm trying to install an NVIDIA driver and I need to stop first the X server.

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General :: Selecting A Font When Printing A Text File From The Command Line?

Jul 29, 2011

I don't understand why this is so difficult.In the old days, there was lpforms which allowed some formatting. CUPS did not see fit to implement this into it's lp package.cgi-...-cgi?lpforms+1In the old days, lpr allowed you to select a font in the command line with -1=fontname. CUPS did not see fit to implement this into it's lpr package.htmIn the old days, printers had fonts installed on them that you could access. Modern printers don't seem to have this. So now I still need to be able to select a font when I print certain text files from the command line but it seems this is impossible. I've been working with instances and lpoptions, which allows me to do a lot of other things I need like orientation and margins and even set the font size, but I still cannot choose a font other than the default.

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Fedora :: Changed Resolution, Lost Taskbar, And Text Nearly Unreadable?

Apr 18, 2011

I am running Fedora 14 with the Gnome. The screen size defaulted to 1680 x 1240 mething like that.This was rather small for me so I went to the task bar and clicked on system.ound the app to change the resolution. I chose 1280 x 720. Now, I no longer have the task bar and the text is nearly unreadable.Without the task bar, I cannot find a way to go back to the original size. I also have not had any success finding any way to make the text look better. I tried changing the font and size but that did not have any beneficial affect. Can anyone tell me what will correct the situation?I found another post that mentioned Alt F2 and gnome-display-properties. That let me get back to nearly what I originally had; everything looks good at 1680 x 1050 but the fonts are not quite the same. However, I still have the need to reduce the resolution of the display and maintain readable text and the task bar.

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Slackware :: When Load Gvim (through Vimperatorr Other Means) The Text Is Unreadable?

Feb 20, 2010

I'm having a strange problem with gvim. I've installed Slackware on 4 computers now, and this latest one is the first I've seen this issue on. I use the command line for almost everything, and only use gvim in Firefox with Vimperator. So it isn't something I use all the time, but when I need it I really need it. Using textboxes (like, you know, on LQ) is starting to drive me up the wall Anyway, when I load gvim (through Vimperatorr other means) the text is unreadable. It does seem to become readable after it gets covered by another window, but as I type, the new text is unreadable again. Attached is a screenshot, of this post. And, actually, I'm seeing similar behaviour in Gimp.Attached is a second screenshot. The weird lines seem to appear and disappear when the mouse rolls over the area. I don't use very many GUI programs, just Firefox for the most part (which isn't displaying this behaviour). So, this could be a general X issue, or perhaps a WM issue.

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Hardware :: Keyboard Input Lost On Startx, Icon Text Unreadable?

Apr 19, 2011

I have a Slackware install with an NVidia graphics card.It was working ok, but now the graphics screen is unreadable and the keyboard stops working (capslock and numlock lights don't operate) when the graphics display is started.Deleting /etc/X11/xorg.conf allows me to run "startx" and see the icons, but keyboard input is still lost.

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General :: How To Get Font Smoothing To Work In Firefox

Jul 16, 2011

I'm using Arch Linux with KDE 4.6 and Firefox 5.0, and I had to install a GTK+ theme to make apps like Firefox look nicer.Now, I have another problem—Firefox doesn't use font smoothing on sites, even though KDE itself uses font smoothing. I didn't see anything related to that in settings.

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Ubuntu :: Text Terminal Unreadable - Can't Start Gdm Even After Memorizing The Process Of Logging In And Starting Gdm

Jul 9, 2010

My terminal text is unreadable. Where as the default output would usually fill half the screen it probably fills around 1/20th now. Basically it looks like the text is 1px in size. I was about to install a graphics driver (nvidia) but doh I can't see what I'm typing... I can't start gdm even after memorising the process of logging in and starting gdm (I think gdm is failing to start anyway) I'm using the default xorg.conf provided with the LiveCD;


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OpenSUSE :: Weird Characters And Missing Texts - Don't Show Any Text At All But Squares Instead

May 22, 2011

I am using a VRS for ftp operations. I have bought it with OpenSuSe 11.3 installed without any Control Panel installed. I have used NX and installed IceWM as windows manager. It works really great. Then system wanted me to upgrade. I did so. After upgrade to 11.4, my programs screwed up. They don't show any text at all but squares instead. I have tried everything i know to fix this but i could not manage to repair it.

My VRS has 512mb RAM , OpenSuse 11.4 (32-Bit) and has no control panel. I use yast through SSH Telnet client (Putty).

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Dec 28, 2010

Just installed the new google earth. I had some errors trying to get it to start but I got that fixed. But when it opens all works but the text is really weird and just in strait lines!! What is this? And how can I fix it?If the image does not show up just go to

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Ubuntu Security :: Weird Website With A Error By Firefox?

Mar 19, 2011

I went to visit a website that I frequent and firefox through a error that basically said that the internet connection might be being tampered with and that the website was not authenticated. Meaning someone might be trying to load a fake website into my browser and impersonate the website to give me viruses or something.It's a website I frequent. Also the website doesn't have the www. in the url.[URL]..

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Feb 4, 2010

I have this little problem with my keyboard. When in Firefox, I have to ctrl+click a link about three times before there is any reaction and a new tab is opened with that link. There is not much chance that there is some physical impediment in the keyboard because all of my other keyboard shortcuts involving ctrl work fine, and I have disassembled and cleaned the keyboard on my netbook (eeepc 1008ha).

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Fedora :: Icon Text Font Too Small In Activities?

May 30, 2011

I am using a 17" VGA monitor with 1024x768 resolution. With some tweaking, I'm pretty satisfied with GNOME Shell and its look. The only exception is the font of the text below the icons in Activities. On my monitor with this resolution, the text is just too small. As far as I know, it's the smallest text anywhere in the GUI. This is kind of an accessibility issue for me, since I do have a sight problem

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Jan 18, 2011

I'm having trouble with font colors in maverick. Some pages with ordinary text do not display properly, i.e. - text is invisible. It highlights a bit when I highlight it with ctrl + a, but that's about it. I've tried editing Firefox fonts (not working), editing system fonts (not working) and disabling compiz special effects (not working). I figured that maybe there's some corruption somewhere as I've installed loads of stuff in the past months and so should reinstall fonts, but couldn't find info on the net on how to achieve this.

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General :: Create And Install All Relevant Font-metrics And Fontmaps Of A TrueType Font For (pdf)TeX?

Jul 9, 2010

Essentially I have found this guide, but it is for miktex, i need a guide for texlive on Debian/Ubuntu which will not pollute dpkg installed texmf.

I'm interested in converting TrueType font to be usable in (pdf)(La)TeX.

All the power google turn up just stuff f relating how to install microsoft fonts or do stuf on MikTeX.

I CANNOT USE XeLaTeX!!! I use pstricks and the font must be available in plain TeX! Otherwise my document looks inconsistent!

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General :: Missing Glyphs In Terminus Font - Setup A Fallback Font?

Jul 8, 2010

Most of my work happens in a terminal, so I need a clear, readable font. I've settled a while ago on Terminus [URL]..., which works wonders for me. I added XTerm*faceName : Terminus in my ~/.Xdefaults, and I do get the Terminus font. Unfortunately, a lot of Unicode glyphs are missing (mathematical symbols, greek and hebrew letters), displaying as little square blocks instead.

If I remove the faceName entry, the default configuration seems able to display most of the glyphs (including math, greek, hebrew, runic, and whatever else), but the default font is much harder to read.

A google search hints that it should be possible to use Terminus as the default font, and fallback to (an)other one(s) for missing glyphs, but provides no further explanation. I've seen documentation that recommends Bitstream Vera Sans as a fallback, but it lacks the glyphs I need too; I don't know how to identify the default font used by xterm either, I had a look at /usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XTerm, but all I can find are generic references to old pre-fontconfig font names.

Using Gentoo Linux, fontconfig and xterm are up to date, USEs trutype and unicode enabled, X.Org server 1.6.

Edit: I alternate between Ratpoison, Awesome and XMonad, without a desktop environment.

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Ubuntu :: Reduce Menu Text Font Size For (all) Apps?

Jan 13, 2010

I would like to reduce the font size of all menu entries in all common applications (e.g. Terminal, Firefox, File Browser,...).

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Ubuntu :: Change The Font Color Of The Text Of The Bootloader In Grub2?

Feb 14, 2010

I'm trying to change the font color of the text of the bootloader in Grub2. I'm running 9.10. I successfully edited the Grub cfg file change the colors of the Grub menu, but I'd like to change the text color as I watch the modules load and can't seem to do it. I'd also like to password protect the bootloader if possible. I installed startupmanager but the new version won't allow these changes. I like to see my modules as they load and wanted to change the color from white to blue.

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General :: Firefox Viewing Text Files In External Editor

Mar 10, 2011

I would like to make Firefox view text files not in its internal editor, but in the external editor (namely EmacsClient).Is it possible to change this default behavior of Firefox?I beg your pardon for being inconcise, I'll try to state the matter once again. First thing to mention is that I use the Linux version of Firefox. That means that unlike the Windows version the contents of the application bindings dialog is very scarce.

When I click on the link to a text file (be it remote or local) by default Firefox opens it in the internal browser. I've tested, somehow it looks at file extension - when for example I make a file with .mpg extension, the behaviour is as it should be - the dialog with "Open With..." and stuff. When the file has unknown extension (unknown to /etc/mime.types), in my case it's .out, pure text format - the default behaviour is to open it in a Firefox window.

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General :: Modify Web Browser Appearance / Text Size (Firefox With Fedora 14)?

Jun 4, 2011

Struggling to find right place to post, or for FAQs, or anything, because reading web browser is such a strain: can use Firefox v. happily in MS Windows, but, new to Linux and Fedora (14), I can't physically SEE where to start modifying appearance of either desktop or browser, which seem minute. I'm sure there's a really simple route if someone can just start me off.

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Ubuntu :: Weird Beeping Weird Characters Upon Start-up?

Feb 11, 2011

So I just turned my computer on and it was beeping rapidly, and it would stop if I hit "Enter". Also this came on my screen: Cannot set Fray", something like that. It boots fine..just what is that?

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Fedora :: Font Display In Firefox 13

Jun 1, 2010

I'm having trouble getting the usual display in firefox as I had in fedora 12. Here is what my page looks like: By twohot at 2010-07-19

I suspect something is wrong with the interpretation of "sans, sans-serif, serif ... etc" within fedora but i don't know how to go about fixing it. I'd like to leave the default settings in firefox as this has been the case in previous releases.

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