I recently installed the texlive-full package, and want to uninstall the STIX fonts because they are interfering with my MathJax rendering. What is the terminal command to uninstall them? (I'm using Linux Mint 15, and pulled TL from the Ubuntu/Mint package repositories.)

I'm asking because I don't want to mess up any dependencies, and am trying to uninstall them as cleanly as possible.

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    Sorry to sound dumb, but wouldn't it be easier to configure MathJax so that it ignores them?
    – yo'
    Jan 3 '14 at 22:49
  • I don't think so, actually. Remember that uninstalling STIX should only take a one-line "Sudo apt-get uninstall ...".
    – Newb
    Jan 3 '14 at 22:50
  • So you are using a Debian derivative? And you installed TL using apt-get? That is, you did not install the version provided by upstream directly but used your package manager? I ask because nobody can answer your question without more details. There are numerous versions of GNU/Linux. My distro does not use apt-get, for example (and I didn't use the package manager to install TL in any case). So what might work for me would not work on your system. Linux is just the kernel. Every distro is different.
    – cfr
    Jan 3 '14 at 22:53
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    Well, btw, I recommend uninstalling texlive-full and installing it from the oficial TeX webpages. The one in your distro is always outdated. More info on this and some propaganda info.
    – yo'
    Jan 3 '14 at 22:55
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    If MathJax is using stix then if you haven't got them it'll make them available as web fonts so the rendering should be the same, but slower if you uninstall local stix. So there seems to be a problem with your mathjax setup Jan 3 '14 at 23:59

When I was trying to use otf fonts within TeXLive, I copied the file below to /etc/fonts/conf.d/09-texlive.conf and then I run sudo fc-cache.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
  <!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

After that, I had the same problem.

Solution (works for me)

I just moved that file, run sudo fc-cache again, and then everything is fine like before.


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