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Restore fonts

Post by Josep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:19 am

I found in my sistem (Linux mint 18.2 KDE edition - KDE plasma Version 5.8.8 ) 722 fonts installed. There are many. I remember had install about five only. For others, I have no idea, but I remember that recently installed there were not so many.
I would like to know if is possible to leave the system with a reasonable number of fonts and reduce the number of fonts, in a more or less way.

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Remove fonts

Post by lysarz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:58 am

Fresh install of 18.3 MATE over 18.1 MATE. Way too many fonts. Which ones are necessary to keep?

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Re: Restore fonts

Post by austin.texas » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:20 am

Use the font viewer to view the fonts. Menu > Accessories > Font Viewer
If you do not want the punjabi font (for example), remove it like this:

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sudo apt-get --purge autoremove ttf-punjabi-fonts 
purge many unneeded fonts with one command:

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sudo apt-get -y --purge autoremove fonts-beng fonts-beng-extra fonts-deva fonts-droid fonts-gubbi fonts-gujr fonts-gujr-extra fonts-guru fonts-guru-extra fonts-kacst fonts-kacst-one fonts-kalapi fonts-khmeros-core fonts-knda fonts-lao fonts-lklug-sinhala fonts-lohit-beng-assamese fonts-lohit-beng-bengali fonts-lohit-deva fonts-lohit-gujr fonts-lohit-guru fonts-lohit-knda fonts-lohit-mlym fonts-lohit-orya fonts-lohit-taml fonts-lohit-taml-classical fonts-lohit-telu fonts-nakula fonts-nanum fonts-navilu fonts-noto-unhinted fonts-orya-extra fonts-pagul fonts-sahadeva fonts-samyak-deva fonts-samyak-gujr fonts-samyak-mlym fonts-samyak-taml fonts-sarai fonts-smc fonts-sil-abyssinica fonts-sil-padauk fonts-takao-pgothic fonts-taml fonts-telu fonts-telu-extra fonts-thai-tlwg fonts-tibetan-machine fonts-tlwg-garuda fonts-tlwg-garuda-ttf fonts-tlwg-kinnari fonts-tlwg-kinnari-ttf fonts-tlwg-laksaman fonts-tlwg-laksaman-ttf fonts-tlwg-loma fonts-tlwg-loma-ttf fonts-tlwg-mono fonts-tlwg-mono-ttf fonts-tlwg-norasi fonts-tlwg-norasi-ttf fonts-tlwg-purisa fonts-tlwg-purisa-ttf fonts-tlwg-sawasdee fonts-tlwg-sawasdee-ttf fonts-tlwg-typewriter fonts-tlwg-typewriter-ttf fonts-tlwg-typist fonts-tlwg-typist-ttf fonts-tlwg-typo fonts-tlwg-typo-ttf fonts-tlwg-umpush fonts-tlwg-umpush-ttf fonts-tlwg-waree fonts-tlwg-waree-ttf fonts-wqy-microhei fonts-wqy-zenhei ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-wqy-microhei 
The original command was provided courtesy of xenopeek » ... 23#p854649

You can also delete fonts using Nemo as root.
Chose what fonts you want to delete, delete it by pressing Shift + Del
After deleting, you can type this command to update the font cache database:

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sudo fc-cache -fv
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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