Get Rid Of Unneccessary Fonts

I like to call myself a graphics designer and so as a result, I often use programs such as Inkscape.

One thing that annoys me when I reinstall Ubuntu, I always get a load of fonts that I don’t need, usually for displaying foreign characters (such as Japanese, Cyrillic etc.). To be honest I never need to view these languages and the extra fonts just clutter up the font list in Inkscape (or any other application).

Fortunately there is a very easy way to uninstall these fonts (saving ~35mb) and clear up your font list🙂

To remove all the fonts that are only needed to display different languages:

sudo apt-get remove ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-kacst-one ttf-khmeros-core ttf-lao ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-takao-pgothic ttf-thai-tlwg ttf-unfonts-core ttf-wqy-microhei

If you find yourself trying to learn Thai and want to install them all again:

sudo apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-kacst-one ttf-khmeros-core ttf-lao ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-takao-pgothic ttf-thai-tlwg ttf-unfonts-core ttf-wqy-microhei

And that is all there is to it! I feel a lot better now…

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