A font is an entire set of glyphs that make up a typeface. Installing a font allows the user to use that font in order to change the appearance of text on an output device such as a screen or printer.

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what does *-*-c-*-*-* mean in a font-setting

I often see Fonts being set like this: (e.g. in dmenu or bar-ain't-recursive) -*-terminus-medium-r-normal-*-14-*-*-*-c-*-*-* what does these *-c*-* sign mean? I really don't get it...
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Hindi fonts in xterm

xterm fails to display the Indian fonts (Hindi). Instead, it displays the garbage character. I'm using xterm version 293 on LFS I copied sample hindi text from here
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Changing fonts for the Smuxi application

I was checking out the graphical IRC client smuxi, which I had never heard of before. This application appears to be a GNOME application. Anyway, how do I change the default font on this app? The ...
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Where can I set global Java Options?

I have horrible, improperly-rendered fonts in Java programs such as jabref and rubymine. This can be fixed by running _JAVA_OPTIONS='-Dawt.useSystemAAFontSettings=on' jabref I understand that I ...
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Disabling anti-aliasing in fonts.conf causes random color

I installed Debian and Openbox. Whenever I disable anti-aliasing for fonts in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf, all the fonts turn into random colors, different color every time I refresh. I tried doing it ...
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.Xresources font names

Many references describing the manipulation of bitmap font face and size for xterm via the ~/.Xresources config file suggest the use of an entry like XTerm.VT100.font: ...
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How to update font path?

I am using OpenBSD 5.5 and have just installed a package named xpdf The installation completed with the following message: You may wish to update your font path for ...
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How do I diagnose a font rendering problem?

I recently updated my Fedora Rawhide system, and after doing so, fonts in Firefox (now 31) are ugly. But... not all of them. I traced it down to some fonts being rendered as "Helvetica" (the element ...
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Fonts in chromium

(no, it isn't this) My bold fonts are completely deformed in some sites (mostly SE) in chromium. I have had this issue for a while on two Arch systems, but not in Ubuntu. Here is an example from a ...
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Emacs — terrible font spacing [closed]

System: Archlinux latest Emacs: 24.3 Emacs Config config: https://github.com/jilen/prelude Seems emacs cannot handle Ligatures
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How to fix Fontconfig error

Whenever Fontconfig is run by an application (in my specific case, Civ V in steam), it outputs this error: Fontconfig error: "/usr/local/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-scale-bitmap-fonts.conf", line 70: ...
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Blurred 70/100 DPI Xorg font packages with Webkit?

In web browsers using Webkit as their engine we have blurred and unclear font rendering issue in some pages such as Stackexchange, Github and some random other sites. The problem is the fonts come ...
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Can we patch an already patched font?

Powerline is some sort of plugin for Vim and Gvim. In order to be more useful it uses fonts that has some pictures (symbols) added to them. In other words they've "patched" the font set. Recently ...
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How can I make unicode symbols and truetype fonts work in xterm/uxterm?

I'd like to use a truetype font in xterm/uxterm (version 278) but I get problems with unicode symbols (é for example displays fine, so I guess it's not a disabled utf8 or a locale issue): $ echo -e ...
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Why All the text is invisible in Intellij? [duplicate]

I have installed manjaro and intellij. For a couple of month now I had no problems at all and I was fine with that. Since yesterday I experience a strange bug. The whole text is gone. What I tried ...
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Java doesn't show menu text

I startet netbeans/intelliJ/squirrelSQL after I didn't use it for a few days/weeks and now the menu doesn't show text. There are just the underlineds. My system: ArchLinux (everything up to date, ...
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How to disable the “medium” style for every font using the fonts.conf file?

I would like to disable the "medium" style for every font installed in my computer. I've searched the specific settings for the file fonts.conf but I couldn't find it. Any idea?.
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How to correctly set up fonts?

I installed Arch Linux few weeks ago, but I've been using it before for about a year. I set up mostly everything, but I have problems with fonts. First problem appears in Firefox's pdf viewer. ...
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How can I reset the default font (because of blurred characters)?

I've recently installed some fonts and now all system menus are screwed: Some single characters (P, b, t, o, w, B, p ... that seem to be all characters) are blurred out. I don't know why. How can I ...
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Change font in vesa menu for pxelinux

I am trying to change the font of the menu in my syslinux/pxelinux configuration. According to the documentation this is all it takes: FONT myfont.psf where in my case myfont.psf has been ...
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Changing letterSpacing dynamically in urxvt

My URxvt configuration includes dynamic font settings for each F-key. With XFT fonts, I'm getting a very wide letter-spacing. I do not want to use the letterSpacing setting because my other font ...
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What is the alternative of Wingdings 2 with wine?

There are wine-wingdings-fonts available via EPEL for linux. These seems to be compatible with Wingdings (used in Microsoft Windows). Is there any wine-fonts available which is exact mapping of ...
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Difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings?

Is there any difference between wine-wingdings and wingdings (the true-type font available with Microsoft Windows)? By difference, I just mean is there any symbol that could be represented by ...
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Ligatures missing in some PDFs

I have some PDFs which, when viewed in readers under Linux (tried atril from MATE and evince from GNOME), the ligatures (e.g. fi, fl) are missing, as can be seen from the example (it should be ...
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missing symbols or unicode character?

Once I finished installing elementary OS, it's all good. After I did some changes for language, and switched it back, some symbols(unicode character?) are missing from terminal those are two of ...
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How to disable anti-aliasing in git-gui and gitk

After an upgrade to Tcl/Tk 8.5, git-gui and gitk are using anti-aliased fonts which look ugly on my display. I can select different fonts in the preferences dialog, but the fonts I was using before ...
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gs can't find the proper font

I am running the following command to add bookmarks to a pdf file. The file bookmarks.txt contains bookmarks in Chinese characters and in pdfmarks format. The output of gs shows that there seem to be ...
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weird bug with xfce4: menu panel font very small

I am using debian wheezy with xfce4. With some applications I am experiencing a weird phenomena: The menu panel sometimes has a very tiny font (see Picture). This doesn't happen every time and only ...
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ImageMagick (or other) for UTF-8 text to image

I'm trying to create many single-character images using convert. The purpose is to provide a plastics specialist with images to print onto keyboard keycaps. The ImageMagick documentation suggests ...
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Find font file from font name on Linux

I have a font with the name Media Gothic. How can I find the file name of that font in Linux? I need to copy that file to another system. I've tried: find /usr/share/fonts/ -name '*media*' But this ...
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Fuzzy Fonts in Vim-Like (Webkit) browsers

I tried several vim-like browsers such as uzbl, vimb and dwb recently. All they have in common is the Fuzzy fonts rendering in some pages such as stackexchang or github. I've searched and ...
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English Fonts with Persian Glyph

I'm trying to solve this problem for sometime. In the title bar of my web browsers and places like that; If there is a Farsi (Persian) string, it is shown like **** or something similar. I searched ...
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Gallery of installed fonts

I want to view the fonts that are installed on my system. Specifically, I want the client-side (fontconfig) fonts, not the old-style X11 bitmap fonts. I guess what I'm looking for would be called a ...
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infinality fonts and Windows fonts emulation

I want to emulate Windows 7 fonts on my Ubuntu 13.10 system. I installed infinality and tried a couple of themes via infctl.sh (Win7 and OSX2 ones). Alas, none of them was fully suitable: OSX2 theme ...
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How to enable all STIX font glyphs in Firefox?

I'd like to try using the STIX fonts as my main web font while browsing in Firefox on Arch Linux. After installing the package (which currently includes the latest release, 1.1.1) I get a bunch more ...
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Changing TTY font to a non-default font

I found two ways to change the TTY font: dpkg-reconfigure console-setup editing /etc/default/console-setup Either way I'm limited to the fonts in /usr/share/consolefonts (I'm using Debian). How ...
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Bitmap Font data as array in C

I need to convert some X11 bitmap fonts to an array in C for a 128x64 OLED Display. I saw some fonts like /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc/9x15-ISO8859-1.pcf.gz The result should look like /* Standard ...
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Font rendering issue in urxvt — too much space between characters

Starting earlier today I am getting font rendering issues with rxvt-unicode. Specifically with many fonts I get an abundance of extra space between characters. In other fonts rxvt refuses to change ...
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What font is this? [closed]

I'm on Linux Mint 16. Recently I saw a font I liked. I guess this was on Mac OS. What's it called? How do I install it on Mint?
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Texlive fonts screwing up my truetype fonts

I have been running into this strange issue. When I install texlive fonts, they automatically register as system fonts. If I install the texlive variant of an already installed truetype font (for ...
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Font rendering - weird artifacts in gnome shell rendered texts

I'm using a unpatched freetype (recompiled to enable subpixel-rendering) on Fedora 20 to render fonts. I used to use the Infinality patch-sets but did away with that recently because it feels very ...
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How do I set default font for all Qt5 applications?

In Qt4, there used to be a tool called qtconfig that allowed you to set the fonts and other stuff. It also picked up the settings from KDE4's control panel. I'm working with Qt5 now (binary ...
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Installing fonts via terminal

I have downloaded font files in .ttf format, I want to install these fonts via the terminal, What is the command for that?
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How to make fonts available to the system

I'm using Android Studio, and in the drop down list of fonts is Source Code Pro. On that list, the font looks quite nice, but the preview below (and what I get when I select it) is horrible. I'm ...
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What are the purposes of the different types of XWindows fonts?

In my /usr/share/fonts/ I have four sub-directories categorizing types of fonts: cmap truetype type1 X11 The command fc-list produces a list of them. Are these different categories for specific ...
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Missing unicode characters

I've just switched from KDE to lightweight slim+xmonad environment and my fonts are not rendering correctly. I use DejaVu font family (default for Debian 7.x) which supports all characters I need ...
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Why do fonts in Debian not look as beautiful as in Ubuntu

I changed my OS from Ubuntu to Debian but I found that fonts do not look as beautiful as they used to anymore. Especially in stackexchange, every character grows thick and bold and not smooth. How ...
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how to invoke fonts dir in ghostscript

I am trying to create a PDF out of a text file with Courier as font and trying to use gswin32c.exe on Windows, but unnable to pass parameters correctly, I think. The gswin32c.exe is the Windows exe of ...
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openBSD w/ KDE 3.5 - no text in menus or any gui's

I just installed KDE 3.5 on my new openBSD 5.4 i386 box. At the moment I don't know that much about openBSD or Unix. For that matter, this is my learning-box. I installed KDE from a mirror, and when ...
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How to configure fonts on a remote X connection (XDMCP vs. ssh)?

Connecting to a remote Solaris 10 system over X11 I observe inconsistent behavior regarding the used fonts. I am connecting from a Cygwin/X system. When I connect using ssh forwarding like this $ ...