I have been doing some customization to my ubuntu Box related to font settings. Now all the font settings for whole system have been badly scrambled. I am feeling it very hard to reset all the settings too default again.I have been modifying system---> Preference ---> Appearance. if there exists any way to reset my font configuration to default.
I upgraded from Karmic to Lucid recently. Before upgrading, I had customized my desktop on Karmic with Compiz, Emerald and new set of fonts. After upgrade (which appears to have gone smoothly, yay!), my desktop retained the previous appearance settings. I want to try the factory default gnome appearance settings for Lucid and still stuck with restoring fonts.
What I have done till now:
0. Enabled Visual Effects from Appearance menu. 1. Theme -> Changed to Human 2. Window Manager -> Still using Compiz 3. Window Decorator -> Switched from Emerald to GTK 4. Font -> Changed first 3 font types in the Font tab to Sans, size 10, 4th to Sans Bold and 5th to Monochrome. Rendering -> subpixel smoothing (LCD)
What I want:
1. Is this the default setting? Have I missed anything in restoring default settings?
2. I have done too many changes to firefox font rendering over time. How do I restore default 10.04 font settings for Firefox? I would ideally love to have an option in Ubuntu which would help me restore factory settings.
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...
In all previous versions of KDE I had Console8x16 set as KDE font for all cases (Settings->Appearance->Fonts). After tonight upgrade, this (only!) font is not working. I can see it in font manager, I can set it in ...Appearance->Fonts, but actually remains default font. Two of about 30 attempts somehow (can not reproduce) succeeded to set "console 12" font, but it disappeared after restart.
1. What can be the problem in 4.4? 2. In /usr/share/fonts tere are 3 files named console8x16.pcf, console8x8.pcf and console9x15.pcf, but in the font list in Appearance->Fonts I can see only 2 - one named "Console" (seems to be 8x16 and "console" (8x8). File 9x15 does not appear at all. Why?
Last results of attempts: cannot use console font in part of areas, while part works OK. For example: kdevelop editor, kmail message body text works OK. But kmail other parts - does not. The most interesting is that although setting the kmail body message text to console displays the message body text correctly (with console font), but the example message in "Configure kmail" dialogue "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog" is displayed in the default font, as if there is no console font!
Directory names and certain filenames appear in a bold font that gets cut off on the right side of each string of text. This issue only arose after upgrading to 10.04 LTS. I can not figure out why the upgrade would change the terminal font settings in such a way.
i have LXDE 0.5.0.4 installed on top of GNOME under deb squeez, i notice slightly different shape and font hinting/rendering quality in both of them.i'm not sure if what im doing is right or wrong but since i cannot find the way to configure font settings in LXDE i try reconfiguring with sudo dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config still font rendering quality and shape under LXDE is different with one in GNOME, take a look at two screenshots below, both are using same font and size:
I just installed openSUSE 11.3 (Gnome). I am using Korean language, but I don't want to make Korean language as my default language. So I installed Korean lang as secondary language. It works well.But the problem is Korean font. Actually BEFORE installing the language, the font look much nicer. But as soon as I installed the language, the font became ugly.Even if I uninstal the language, the font still remains the same (ugly). Where is the font setting for other languages stored? It would be nice if I can set default fonts for Korean language manually.
Whenever I open a Konsole via the control panel widget the font in the console window is Monospace 8. Increasing the font via settings remains in place only for the time the window is active. When opening Konsole again the font is set to tiny Monospace 8 again. I have checked the settings in the *.profile files in ~ /.kde4/share/apps/konsole. They all contain my preferred font. Still, Monospace 8 comes up. Where else should I look. I have checked all *.rc files too, that are related to konsole.
Whenever I set some font settings in these two web browsers, and apply them; they revert back to other fonts. The reason for this behavior is not known to me. How to set the required fonts and not allow these two browsers to change them on their own.
I keep forgetting to change the font color to black in OpenOffice.org in Lucid. This is a pain when printing, but the bigger problem is with writing up formulae. How do you change colors in Math (or make it default to black)?
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10, the latest version, into my computer. But I notice that the font is small when browsing the web using Firefox. I need to have a bigger font because of my shortsightedness.
Whenever I use lpr on the command-line to print a text file, it uses DejaVu Sans Mono as the font. Is there a way to change this? I'd like to use Terminus as the font instead. I found that CUPS uses Courier as the default font for text files, so somewhere Courier is being aliased to DejaVu Sans Mono, and I have no idea where.
I'm using ubuntu 9.04. I use emacs for almost everything. I used emacs that I compiled from the source on my laptop. I liked the default font that came with it. So I never cared about the font. For some reasons I have to switch to another laptop where emacs is installed from the package. I donot want to go through compiling the source again. I would like to know what is name of the default font in emacs. I donot like the default font that comes with the ubuntu package.
The font I'm talking about is the font that is usually found in most emacs written documents. Similar to this webpage (web browsers might render this differently) . And also this webpage. describing font without knowing the name is difficult . The second link gives a better idea. (Hopefully :-))
Also I read about cse-huji-default-font but M-x describe-variable says it can not find the variable. (Is this related to my problem??)
I'm using openSUSE 11.3 Ever since I started using Linux, I have had problems with Korean fonts. Now I think I am close to the solution. I want to know how openSUSE decide which fonts to use as the system default fonts.I know that I can change them in the Appearance -> Font dialog. But my questios is if those settings were just set as Sans (the default), how openSUSE choose what is Sans?I'm asking this because I found that if I copy Arial and consolas fonts into my ~/.fonts folder, then openSUSE uses them as the system defaults fonts. I don't know if this is correct behavior, but to me it seems very strange, and some applications such as Opera uses whichever fonts openSUSE uses as system default to render webpages, so I ended up having Arial for all my webpages open in Opera. So my questions are:1) How openSUSE decide which font to use as system defaults?2) Are font files in ~/.fonts folder supposedly regarded as defaults?3) Where are the setting files I can edit?
I'm using emacs 23.2.1 with quack on Linux and trying to set my default typeface to Inconsolata Medium 13. It is installed on my system (debian sid) and can be set manually per buffer in emacs. However, I would like it to be used throughout and by default. My suspicion is that quack's mode is somehow conflicting.
I've searched a good deal looking for information on font customization in emacs. Although there is documentation and examples out there, I've found them fairly incoherent when taken together and nothing specifically addressing this issue. Here is my .emacs
set-default-font "Inconsolata-13") Turn on visible-bell, get rid of beeps setq visible-bell t) Hilight the selected region setq transient-mark-mode t)
From inside my bash script, is there a way to increase my Xdialog default font size? If not, is there any other way to do it? I found a commercial program using Xdialog with instructions on increasing the font size, but they did not say how they did it. But, it does mean it can be done: [URL]
I updated and removed some packages that could not be upgraded, and now Firefox and Google Chrome show web pages in bold font by default. By this i mean that all pages not setting font-weight explicitly.
This is on Meerkat, upgraded from long before (Lucid, i believe). I'm guessing the KDE packages are due to me having Amarok and konsole installed some time long ago, so i assumed i could ditch these.The terminal output from the commands above is attached.
I need the command for returning my ubuntu netbook remix (newest version) to default settings. The problem is that when I installed a theme, the next time I booted the OS the screen starts blinking and when I enter my admin password, no icons appear. My laptop is Dell 1525.
I recently installed the new 11.04 release and was messing around with the Compiz settings on Ubuntu Classic. I tried logging on to regular Ubuntu and everything crashed. When I start up there is no log in screen, only text shows. (I enter my log in information then type 'startx' in the terminal to show my desktop.)
The desktop shows a messed up version of my custom configuration with Cairo-Dock all weird and everything in the wrong place. Also my custom start-up screen that I installed is distorted, and the GRUB screen shows up in purple.
If there was a way to reset Ubuntu 11.04 to the default settings? I tried typing 'unity --reset' in the terminal but it gets stuck at the line 'Setting Update "fullscreen_visual_bell"'.
Alright, I searched the forums, and made google my friend, but I can't find out how to do this. I installed ubuntu earlier today, and it installed right beside windows like it usually does, but it apparently didn't give itself enough room for updates on the default settings. So, here's my gparted screen shot Sorry if that screenie is HUGE. The most I've gotten toward a solution is formatting the unalocated space and then trying to merge things, which I'm trying now. However, any other help, including details more specfic other than "format the unallocated and then try again" would be awesome.