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Remove Times New Roman from Fedora 23

asked 2016-02-20 22:33:39 -0500

fasuser1857 gravatar image

updated 2016-02-21 05:59:13 -0500

I do not have msfonts installed on my Fedora Operating System (23). However, Chrome and Firefox both render many websites in Times New Roman (confirmed under the debugger). While debugging one such website I found that its CSS had the following line for its body:

{font-family:Georgia,"Times New Roman",Times,serif;}

I expect the above style to fall back to using my browser's default serif rather than pick up either "Times New Roman" or "Georgia" because both should be absent from my system (no msfonts).

However, I searched /usr/share/fonts and ~/.fonts and couldn't find the "Times New Roman" file under those directory hierarchies. So, I believe there is another way Fedora is able to find Times New Roman on my system. My question is how can I get rid of "Times New Roman" from my installation?

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answered 2016-02-21 01:56:28 -0500

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This is a css instruction and has nothing to do with your system. I'm not sure where you picked it up, from a website probably? If you are the maintainer of the website just delete the Times New Roman, if you saw this as css file in a website online and don't have neither Georgia neither Times New Roman on your system, it will fall back to Times and then serif. You don't need to remove anything on your PC.

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I think you misunderstood my question. I see many websites on my Fedora installation using Times New Roman instead of serif. I debugged one such website and found its CSS had that line for the main body. It is not my website and on Ubuntu (no MSFonts there as well) the same website picks up my serif settings (Droid Serif). This makes me believe that Fedora is somehow able to find Times New Roman on my PC and use that. Question is, where does it find it? It is not visible in Font Viewer and it is not there in the fonts directories that I mentioned in my question.

fasuser1857 gravatar imagefasuser1857 ( 2016-02-21 05:55:00 -0500 )edit

Can you give an example webpage? Maybe they included it with Google Fonts for example, so that your browser automatically downloads the font.

mithrial gravatar imagemithrial ( 2016-02-21 10:55:27 -0500 )edit

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