Standard Fonts on Linuxes

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Ubuntu Default Fonts

Ubuntu 12.04 default fonts as of 2012-10-16

here's output of fc-list, sorted.

  1. Bitstream Charter:style=Bold Italic
  2. Bitstream Charter:style=Bold
  3. Bitstream Charter:style=Italic
  4. Bitstream Charter:style=Regular
  5. Century Schoolbook L:style=Bold Italic
  6. Century Schoolbook L:style=Bold
  7. Century Schoolbook L:style=Italic
  8. Century Schoolbook L:style=Roman
  9. Courier 10 Pitch:style=Bold Italic
  10. Courier 10 Pitch:style=Bold
  11. Courier 10 Pitch:style=Italic
  12. Courier 10 Pitch:style=Regular
  13. DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Bold
  14. DejaVu Sans Mono:style=Book
  15. DejaVu Sans:style=Bold
  16. DejaVu Sans:style=Book
  17. DejaVu Serif:style=Bold
  18. DejaVu Serif:style=Book
  19. Dingbats:style=Regular
  20. Droid Sans Arabic:style=Regular
  21. Droid Sans Fallback:style=Regular
  22. Droid Sans Hebrew:style=Regular
  23. Droid Sans Japanese:style=Regular
  24. Droid Sans Mono:style=Regular
  25. Droid Sans Thai:style=Regular
  26. Droid Sans:style=Bold
  27. Droid Sans:style=Regular
  28. Droid Serif:style=Bold Italic
  29. Droid Serif:style=Bold
  30. Droid Serif:style=Italic
  31. Droid Serif:style=Regular
  32. FreeMono:style=Bold,получерен,Negreta,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Pogrubiony,Negrito,gros,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,huruf tebal,жирний,polkrepko,treknraksts,pusjuodis,đậm,Lodia
  33. FreeMono:style=BoldOblique,получерен наклонен,Negreta cursiva,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,Fett Kursiv,Έντονα Πλάγια,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Pogrubiona kursywa,Negrito Itálico,gros oblic,Полужирный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,huruf tebal miring,жирний похилий,polkrepko ležeče,treknais slīpraksts,pusjuodis pasvirasis,Lodi etzana
  34. FreeMono:style=Medium,нормален,Normal,obyčejné,Standard,µεσαία,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Standaard,Normalny,Обычный,Normálne,menengah,прямій,navadno,vidējs,normalusis,thường,Arrunta
  35. FreeMono:style=Oblique,наклонен,Cursiva,kurzíva,kursiv,Πλάγια,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,Kursywa,Itálico,oblic,Курсив,İtalik,huruf miring,похилий,ležeče,slīpraksts,pasvirasis,nghiêng,Etzana
  36. FreeSans:style=Bold,получерен,tučné,fed,Fett,Έντονα,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Pogrubiony,Negrito,gros,Полужирный,Fet,Kalın,huruf tebal,жирний,Krepko,treknraksts,pusjuodis,đậm,Lodia
  37. FreeSans:style=BoldOblique,получерен наклонен,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,FettKursiv,Έντονη Πλάγια,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,GrasItalique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,VetCursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Pogrubiona kursywa,Negrito Itálico,gros oblic,Обычный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,Kalın İtalik,huruf tebal miring,жирний похилий,polkrepko ležeče,treknais slīpraksts,pusjuodis pasvirasis,nghiêng đậm,Lodi etzana
  38. FreeSans:style=Medium,нормален,obyčejné,normal,Mittel,µεσαία,Normaali,Normál,Medio,Gemiddeld,Odmiana Zwykła,Обычный,Normálne,menengah,прямій,Navadno,vidējs,normalusis,vừa,Arrunta
  39. FreeSans:style=Oblique,наклонен,kurzíva,kursiv,Cursiva,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,kursywa,Itálico,oblic,Курсив,İtalik,huruf miring,похилий,Ležeče,slīpraksts,pasvirasis,nghiêng,Etzana
  40. FreeSerif:style=Bold,получерен,tučné,fed,Fett,Negrita,Lihavoitu,Gras,Félkövér,Grassetto,Vet,Halvfet,Pogrubiony,Negrito,gros,Обычный,Fet,ตัวหนา,Kalın,huruf tebal,жирний,Polkrepko,treknraksts,pusjuodis,đậm,Lodia
  41. FreeSerif:style=BoldItalic,получерен курсивен,tučné kurzíva,fed kursiv,FettKursiv,Negrita Cursiva,Lihavoitu Kursivoi,Gras Italique,Félkövér dőlt,Grassetto Corsivo,Vet Cursief,Halvfet Kursiv,Pogrubiona kursywa,Negrito Itálico,gros cursiv,Обычный Курсив,Tučná kurzíva,Fet Kursiv,ตัวเอียงหนา,Kalın İtalik,huruf tebal kursif,жирний курсив,Polkrepko Pežeče,treknais kursīvs,pusjuodis kursyvas,nghiêng đậm,Lodi etzana
  42. FreeSerif:style=Italic,курсивен,kurzíva,kursiv,Λειψίας,Cursiva,Kursivoitu,Italique,Dőlt,Corsivo,Cursief,kursywa,Itálico,cursiv,Курсив,ตัวเอียง,İtalik,kursif,Ležeče,kursīvs,kursivas,nghiêng,Etzana
  43. FreeSerif:style=Medium,нормален,obyčejné,normal,Mittel,µεσαία,Normaali,Normál,Normale,Gemiddeld,odmiana zwykła,Обычный,Normálne,ปกติ,menengah,прямій,Navadno,vidējs,normalusis,vừa,Arrunta
  44. Garuda:style=Bold
  45. Garuda:style=BoldOblique
  46. Garuda:style=Book
  47. Garuda:style=Oblique
  48. KacstArt:style=Medium
  49. KacstBook:style=Medium
  50. KacstDecorative:style=Medium
  51. KacstDigital:style=Medium
  52. KacstFarsi:style=Medium
  53. KacstLetter:style=Medium
  54. KacstNaskh:style=Medium
  55. KacstOffice:style=Medium
  56. KacstOne:style=Bold
  57. KacstOne:style=Regular
  58. KacstPen:style=Medium
  59. KacstPoster:style=Medium
  60. KacstQurn:style=Medium,Regular
  61. KacstScreen:style=Medium,KacstScreen
  62. KacstTitle:style=Medium
  63. KacstTitleL:style=Medium,Regular
  64. Kedage:style=Bold
  65. Kedage:style=Normal
  66. Khmer OS System:style=Regular
  67. Khmer OS:style=Regular
  68. Kinnari:style=Bold
  69. Kinnari:style=BoldItalic
  70. Kinnari:style=BoldOblique
  71. Kinnari:style=Italic
  72. Kinnari:style=Medium
  73. Kinnari:style=Oblique
  74. Liberation Mono:style=Bold Italic
  75. Liberation Mono:style=Bold
  76. Liberation Mono:style=Italic
  77. Liberation Mono:style=Regular
  78. Liberation Sans Narrow:style=Bold Italic
  79. Liberation Sans Narrow:style=Bold
  80. Liberation Sans Narrow:style=Italic
  81. Liberation Sans Narrow:style=Regular
  82. Liberation Sans:style=Bold Italic
  83. Liberation Sans:style=Bold
  84. Liberation Sans:style=Italic
  85. Liberation Sans:style=Regular
  86. Liberation Serif:style=Bold Italic
  87. Liberation Serif:style=Bold
  88. Liberation Serif:style=Italic
  89. Liberation Serif:style=Regular
  90. Lohit Bengali:style=Regular
  91. Lohit Gujarati:style=Regular
  92. Lohit Hindi:style=Regular
  93. Lohit Punjabi:style=Regular
  94. Lohit Tamil:style=Regular
  95. Loma:style=Bold
  96. Loma:style=BoldOblique
  97. Loma:style=Book
  98. Loma:style=Oblique
  99. Mallige:style=Bold
  100. Mallige:style=Normal
  101. Meera:style=Regular
  102. Mukti Narrow,মুক্তি:style=Regular
  103. Mukti Narrow,মুক্তি পাতনা,Mukti Narrow Bold:style=Regular,Bold
  104. NanumGothic,나눔고딕:style=Bold
  105. NanumGothic,나눔고딕:style=Regular
  106. NanumMyeongjo,나눔명조:style=Bold
  107. NanumMyeongjo,나눔명조:style=Regular
  108. Nimbus Mono L:style=Bold Oblique
  109. Nimbus Mono L:style=Bold
  110. Nimbus Mono L:style=Regular Oblique
  111. Nimbus Mono L:style=Regular
  112. Nimbus Roman No9 L:style=Medium Italic
  113. Nimbus Roman No9 L:style=Medium
  114. Nimbus Roman No9 L:style=Regular Italic
  115. Nimbus Roman No9 L:style=Regular
  116. Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed Italic
  117. Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Condensed
  118. Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold Italic
  119. Nimbus Sans L:style=Bold
  120. Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed Italic
  121. Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Condensed
  122. Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular Italic
  123. Nimbus Sans L:style=Regular
  124. Norasi:style=Bold
  125. Norasi:style=BoldItalic
  126. Norasi:style=BoldOblique
  127. Norasi:style=Italic
  128. Norasi:style=Oblique
  129. Norasi:style=Regular
  130. OpenSymbol:style=Regular
  131. Phetsarath OT:style=Regular
  132. Pothana2000:style=Regular,Pothana2000
  133. Purisa:style=Bold
  134. Purisa:style=BoldOblique
  135. Purisa:style=Medium
  136. Purisa:style=Oblique
  137. Rachana:style=Regular
  138. Rekha:style=Medium
  139. Saab:style=Regular
  140. Sawasdee:style=Bold
  141. Sawasdee:style=BoldOblique
  142. Sawasdee:style=Oblique
  143. Sawasdee:style=Regular
  144. Standard Symbols L:style=Regular
  145. Symbol:style=Regular
  146. TakaoPGothic,Takao Pゴシック:style=Regular
  147. Tlwg Typist:style=Bold
  148. Tlwg Typist:style=BoldOblique
  149. Tlwg Typist:style=Medium
  150. Tlwg Typist:style=Oblique
  151. Tlwg Typo:style=Bold
  152. Tlwg Typo:style=BoldOblique
  153. Tlwg Typo:style=Medium
  154. Tlwg Typo:style=Oblique
  155. TlwgMono:style=Bold
  156. TlwgMono:style=BoldOblique
  157. TlwgMono:style=Medium
  158. TlwgMono:style=Oblique
  159. TlwgTypewriter:style=Bold
  160. TlwgTypewriter:style=BoldOblique
  161. TlwgTypewriter:style=Medium
  162. TlwgTypewriter:style=Oblique
  163. URW Bookman L:style=Demi Bold Italic
  164. URW Bookman L:style=Demi Bold
  165. URW Bookman L:style=Light Italic
  166. URW Bookman L:style=Light
  167. URW Chancery L:style=Medium Italic
  168. URW Gothic L:style=Book Oblique
  169. URW Gothic L:style=Book
  170. URW Gothic L:style=Demi Oblique
  171. URW Gothic L:style=Demi
  172. URW Palladio L:style=Bold Italic
  173. URW Palladio L:style=Bold
  174. URW Palladio L:style=Italic
  175. URW Palladio L:style=Roman
  176. Ubuntu Condensed:style=Regular
  177. Ubuntu Mono:style=Bold Italic
  178. Ubuntu Mono:style=Bold
  179. Ubuntu Mono:style=Italic
  180. Ubuntu Mono:style=Regular
  181. Ubuntu,Ubuntu Light:style=Light Italic,Italic
  182. Ubuntu,Ubuntu Light:style=Light,Regular
  183. Ubuntu:style=Bold Italic
  184. Ubuntu:style=Bold
  185. Ubuntu:style=Italic
  186. Ubuntu:style=Regular
  187. Umpush:style=Bold
  188. Umpush:style=BoldOblique
  189. Umpush:style=Book
  190. Umpush:style=Light
  191. Umpush:style=LightOblique
  192. Umpush:style=Oblique
  193. Untitled1:style=Medium
  194. Vemana2000,Pothana2000:style=Regular,Pothana2000
  195. Waree:style=Bold
  196. Waree:style=BoldOblique
  197. Waree:style=Book
  198. Waree:style=Oblique
  199. WenQuanYi Micro Hei Mono,文泉驛等寬微米黑,文泉驿等宽微米黑:style=Regular
  200. WenQuanYi Micro Hei,文泉驛微米黑,文泉驿微米黑:style=Regular
  201. cmex10:style=Regular
  202. cmmi10:style=Regular
  203. cmr10:style=Regular
  204. cmsy10:style=Regular
  205. esint10:style=regular
  206. eufm10:style=Regular
  207. gargi:style=Medium
  208. mry_KacstQurn:style=Regular
  209. msam10:style=Regular
  210. msbm10:style=Regular
  211. ori1Uni,utkal:style=Medium
  212. rsfs10:style=Roman
  213. wasy10:style=Normal

What is the most common standard serif font on Linuxes?

Liberation fonts family (serif, sans, mono) and Linux Libertine (serif).

Another good one in most Linuxes is DejaVu family. See: Best Unicode Fonts for Programer.

What is the standard Chinese font on Linux?

The WenQuanYi (文泉驛) family is most common. This family does not include brush-style (Kei) typeface though. This is the only Chinese font installed with Ubuntu by default.

See also:

(thanks to Tom Novelli.)

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