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Ubuntu fonts on Fedora: why Ubuntu Mono and Condensed, but not Ubuntu Light?

asked 2014-12-21 11:57:27 -0500

gsoundsgood gravatar image

I installed the Ubuntu Fonts family on Fedora by extracting the font files downloaded from into /home/user/.fonts

Standard Ubuntu font as well as Ubuntu Mono and Condensed regularly appear in Libreoffice (as well as in Abiword), but not Ubuntu Light.

However, Gnome Fonts viewer shows all of fonts in the fonts family, including Ubuntu Light, as regularly installed.

Updating the font cache fc-cache -v regularly finds the font folder and claims there is nothing to update.

If I open files that used the font Ubuntu Light in LibreOffice, it claims that "the font has not been been installed".

Where do I go from here?


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answered 2014-12-21 13:39:23 -0500

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Let me answer my own question. In the end, I found out that Ubuntu Light was not available as a separate font (as happens in Ubuntu itself, as well as on Windows). Rather, I should set Ubuntu as the font, and light as a font style in the font properties settings of Libreoffice.

Eventually, the final results is the same.

However, this is not completely satisfactory, as it causes inconsistencies with files created on Ubuntu.

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Perhaps you should file a bug report

mether gravatar imagemether ( 2014-12-21 13:41:04 -0500 )edit

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