How do I eliminate some of the type fonts (e.g, Asian, Arabic or Indian fonts) fonts from the list available in the computer?

Asked by Helio Malinverni on 2007-11-05

I have too many fonts in the choice list. How do I eliminate some of them (e.g., Asian, Indian or Arabic?)

Thank you.

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Helio Malinverni
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2007-11-05
Ruben Romero (huayra) said : #1

you must just delete them from the fonts directory:

For system wide fonts:

*usr/share/fonts

*For user only fonts

*~/.fonts
*
where ~is your /home/directory :)

Good luck, and BE CAREFUL!

R.

On Nov 5, 2007 3:20 PM, Helio Malinverni <
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> New question #17085 on openoffice.org in ubuntu:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/17085
>
> I have too many fonts in the choice list. How do I eliminate some of them
> (e.g., Asian, Indian or Arabic?)
>
> Thank you.
>
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Chris Fox (robotninja) said : #2

Hi,

The Arabic fonts prefixed "Ae_" are installed by the "ttf-arabeyes" package, which can be removed by executing the following command in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get remove ttf-arabeyes

Good luck!

Chris

Ruben Romero (huayra) said : #3

Indeed this may be a better approach...

R.

On Nov 5, 2007 3:55 PM, Chris Fox <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Question #17085 on openoffice.org in ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org/+question/17085
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> Chris Fox proposed the following answer:
> Hi,
>
> The Arabic fonts prefixed "Ae_" are installed by the "ttf-arabeyes"
> package, which can be removed by executing the following command in a
> terminal window:
>
> sudo apt-get remove ttf-arabeyes
>
> Good luck!
>
> Chris
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Helio Malinverni (hmalinv) said : #4

Thank very much for your prompt and courteous response. The problem was solved as I followed your suggestion. I have been using Kubuntu for the past 18 months or so and I love the OS.

drachenchen (kzoodrak) said : #5

Hello.

I tried going to /usr/share/fonts, and could not see a way to remove only certain fonts. It appears to be "all or nothing" on the AE fonts, and several other groups. I guess I'm confused as to why there are so many carbon-copies, or near-carbon-copies, of some fairly standard fonts in each of these groups. So many minute variations on TNR, courier, monotype, and New Century Schoolbook. -And yet, hardly any decorative, historic, or cursive fonts. Didn't anyone vet these font collections before they were included? Is there any way to rip them all out, and install only the ones you want, one at a time? Honestly, I was happier with the font selection on my long-defunct Apple SE, running System 7, and it was easier to customize which fonts were available. An Art Nouveau font or three would be nice. An Old English variant, too. Maybe something American Old-Western, or 19th-Century. Honestly, how many modern newsprint fonts do we need, really? Sorry to be so negative, but this is really quite frustrating. I would welcome any suggestions on how to truly customize the font selection in Open Office.