I would like to remove a lot of fonts that have come pre-installed with elementary os, as I wish to install fonts that I have purchased for design work instead.

What system fonts should not be deleted? (i.e. Fonts that are required for the running of the operating system)

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    Most of pre-installed fonts are necessary for correct system work. – png2378 Jun 30 '16 at 14:44
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    some font are special characters for debug or other critical system parts, so is not recommended to uninstall them – Alexandr Jun 30 '16 at 23:58
  • @Alexandr Thanks, is there anyway of perhaps hiding system fonts from the drop down menus of apps. I.e. I dont want to have to sift through a crazy list when using Inkscape or other programs. I'm guessing the answer below isn't an exhaustive list then? – johnp Jul 1 '16 at 0:19

Elementary OS System Fonts:

  • Default Font: Droid Sans Regular
  • Document Font: Open Sans Regular
  • Monospace Font: Droid Sans Mono Regular
  • Titlebar Font: Droid Sans Bold

I recommend you to save all system fonts in a separate directory if something fails.

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  • New default terminal font in Loki is Roboto Mono – Seth Oct 12 '16 at 22:54

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