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How to remove noto fonts

asked 2019-04-25 20:50:57 +0200

geoff_t gravatar image

I am running Ubuntu 18.04.02 with Libre Office. There are a lot of fonts I don't want and I have been able to delete most of them, but Libre Office still shows me a list of fonts beginning with noto. Where are these stored and how do I remove them? They are not in /usr/share/fonts or /usr/local/share/fonts or ~/.local/share/fonts.

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answered 2019-04-25 22:52:59 +0200

geoff_t gravatar image

Libre Office was installed from the live CD doing a full install. There is nothing in /opt.

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I have no experience in ubuntu, so I don't know how they build their packages, but try looking for something similar to /usr/lib64/libreoffice/share/fonts/truetype/. On my openSUSE Leap I only have opens___.ttf there.

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2019-04-25 23:16:32 +0200 )edit

To know where LibO is installed, open a terminal (like gnome terminal or konsole) and issue whereis libreoffice

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2019-04-25 23:26:46 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-04-25 21:31:28 +0200

RGB-es gravatar image

Did you install from repositories or from the official build? For version 6.2, for example, the official build install a lot of fonts on


that are only accessed by LibO.

In order to avoid duplicated fonts, dictionaries and libraries, it's always a good idea to only use repositories from your distro and not the official builds.

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answered 2019-04-26 12:43:08 +0200

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updated 2019-04-26 12:53:29 +0200


on my current ubuntu 19.04 the fonts are in /usr/share/fonts/truetype/noto/ (Command sudo find / -name "*noto* is your friend).

  1. To get the package owning a special font use: sudo dpkg-query -S <full_path_of_font>
  2. To remove all noto font use: sudo dpkg --list |awk '/fonts-noto/{print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --remove

At least on my system, no Noto fonts visible in LibreOffice anymore.

Hope that helps

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Thanks, using find showed lots of places where noto was used with some fonts being opentype too. In the end I installed the gnome font-manager (the real manager not the viewer). This found them all and I was able to easily uninstall them. Problem solved - many thanks.

geoff_t gravatar imagegeoff_t ( 2019-04-26 14:04:43 +0200 )edit
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