Remove Unwanted Fonts - Ubuntu

Purge Those Fonts

I wanted to remove unwanted fonts from new Ubuntu 9.10 installation. I googled and found a couple of articles.

This article suggested the following:

sudo apt-get remove ttf-kochi-mincho ttf-kochi-gothic ttf-arabeyes ttf-arphic-ukai ttf-arphic-uming ttf-baekmuk ttf-bengali-fonts ttf-devanagari-fonts ttf-gentium ttf-gujarati-fonts ttf-indic-fonts ttf-kannada-fonts ttf-kochi-gothic ttf-lao ttf-malayalam-fonts ttf-mgopen ttf-oriya-fonts ttf-punjabi-fonts ttf-tamil-fonts ttf-telugu-fonts ttf-thai-tlwg ttf-unfonts-core ttf-indic-fonts-core ttf-wqy-zenhei

I ran it with some success. There were still a few odd fonts left.

Another article offered other suggestions.

"Use synaptic. Do a search in synaptic for "ttf-" and you'll get a list of all fonts. Mark to uninstall the fonts you don't want and click apply." Credit to fragos:

Hopefully that removes all the unused, unwanted fonts on Ubuntu.