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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Aliased fonts in some gtk applications

When I open programs like Thunar, LXappearance, Nautilus in normal privileges, their font look ugly, aliased. But when I open them as root, their font look anti-aliased and pretty. Desktop ...
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Can a script determine which characters a terminal can display?

I'm working on a script that displays UTF-8 characters as output. In my Gnome Terminal, this prints out a pretty maple leaf (🍁): $ echo -e '\xF0\x9F\x8D\x81' In rxvt, it prints out a box (the ...
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How to customize fonts used by firefox by changing the gtk config files?

I am trying to change the fonts of all gtk2/gtk3 programs manually by editing the files ~/.gtkrc-2.0 for gtk2 and ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. However firefox doesn't seem to recognize those ...
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XTerm doesn't display *some* unicode characters properly?

I don't have a general problem with XTerm and Unicode. For the most part, things are working. This works great: $ echo "¿dónde está la llama?" ¿dónde está la llama? As does this: $ echo -e ...
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How to increase font size in KDE?

I have increased the font size by going to System Settings -> Font. This changed it for some applications like Konsole and File explorer. But this doesn't reflect in other applications like Firefox ...
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How do I change the font in Chrome or Firefox?

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager, and Chrome and Firefox seem to be the only things that won't take the GTK font that I've selected. When I try to change the font in either browser, it ...
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Specifying fonts in xterm

I'm having difficulty gettings fonts to display correctly in xterm. The situation is complicated by this being a headless server which I'm connecting to from a Macbook Pro via xpra, with no desktop ...
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Do any open source Linux terminals and fonts support ligatures?

The PragmataPro Font has some really killer examples where they render == as a single character and clean up a lot of other stuff. Would any Linux terminals support this? And are there any ...
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xterm width and height with regard to number of pixels NOT number of characters

On X window system (TWM) of my Ubuntu 12.04, xterm has width of 484 pixel and height of 316 pixel, and its geometry is 80x24, based on xwininfo. On X window system (TWM) of my LFS 7.9, xterm has with ...
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Font bug in Java apps on Arch Linux

What happens with fonts in my JAVA apps? SOAP UI screen as example (see toolbox)... I have no idea where is the problem. SYS: up-to-date ARCH LINUX. $ archlinux-java status Available Java ...
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Strange character overlap in terminal

I'm using bash version 4.3.42(1)-release in an ArchLinux/Gnome environment. When I type my commands some of the written characters gets transformed in some weird ones. Overall, all displayed text ...
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The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile?

I have been used to cross-compile the X Windows. The X windows font path error occurs. What should I do to compile ? (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Mon Mar 24 19:29:28 1980 (==) Using ...
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Correct dpi setting with nvidia driver

I just installed the nvidia-352 driver on (a freshly installed) ubuntu 15.10 for a quadro K2000M graphics card. Then I enabled it via sudo prime-select nvidia. After reloading the xserver I get very ...
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Why are some apt-get-installed fonts being ignored by fc-list, xfontsel, etc?

Even after I run dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig (and getting the message Regenerating fonts cache... done.), font-related programs such as fc-list, xfontsel, gnome-font-viewer, etc. omit some fonts ...
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Unable to use correctly Powerline with xterm

I am trying to set up Powerline in my xterm. Im running archlinux. I have followed the steps from here and I am at this point here: So basicaly it works but I just cannot make the arrows appear. This ...
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How can I see what fonts support a given character? [duplicate]

Say I’m looking for a list of which of my installed fonts support a given Unicode character. say the ⁂ and ☺ characters (an asterism and emoticon smile). What graphical program would I use to preview ...
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Firefox attempting to auto-detect charset during fallback

When a font is being used in Firefox that is missing the required glyph and it falls back to the next available font it seems that firefox makes some attempt to detect the charset of those characters ...
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Make terminal content fit the window size

I have a fluxbox environment that uses Eterm to open a telnet connection to my server. I set Eterm to have the biggest fint possible, but it's not full-width. Is there a way to set Eterm to make the ...
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Glyphs are displayed as “brackets” ( [] )

So I've installed FontAwesome from the official Debian (jessie) packages (fonts-font-awesome) and using a command such as echo -e "\uf26b" will display me a bracket (or like pasting it into ...
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enscript - added fonts not reflected in final pdf file

I have added several .afm monotype fonts to /usr/share/enscript/afm directory and edited ../fonts.map file to include these fonts. When I use the added fonts, the result is always Courier. When I ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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What is the default virtual terminal font?

From the Arch Wiki: By default, the virtual console uses the kernel built-in font with a CP437 character set, but this can be easily changed. I actually prefer this font over the default ...
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libvte unicode font handling

I am trying to display some ANSI text which contains characters from the Unicode private use area. I have two fonts which contain these characters. The first is a PCF (bitmap) font, and the second is ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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Font list update

I am running leafpad text editor. To test various fonts, I copy a font one by one as and when required into /usr/share/fonts/truetype directory. Now, If I try to change the font of currently opened ...
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Problem with rendering fonts in Terminal [duplicate]

I have this problem with font rendering in Manjaro 15.12 - it shows question marks in screenfetch too, instead of a logo. Is there a way to solve this? P.S. Font in Terminal is Monospace, if it ...
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Raster font in Linux terminal

Is there anyway to get the command prompt font (raster font) into the linux terminal. I would really like to know how to because I just really like this font. Thanks
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Can I make Chromium use font X every time CSS wants font Y?

For example, I would like to load FreeSans every time the style sheet specifies font-famlily: Helvetica.
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Fedora 23 - Chrome tab bar font size

I switched today from Windows 8.1 to Fedora 23. Like it so far. My first maybe bigger issue is the font size of the tab bar in google chrome. It is just too big for my eyes. Suit it yourself: And I ...
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How to change fallback fonts in fontconfig?

I want to use only Noto fonts family systemwide in my ArchLinux (with latest Cinnamon DE and Infinality) because it has the widest Unicode support. However, the first fallback fonts are DejaVu: ...
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Wrong unicode character

I wan't to add a battery icon in my status bar using FontAwesome, but when I display it it's the home character instead. I have copy/pasted the character directly from the FontAwesome website into my ...
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Increase font size on Eterm terminal

How I can increase the font size of my terminal. I need to use the terminal only as a telnet client, and I'd like to make the content of the windows fits perfect the windows it selfe. But it's ok ...
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Asked for Terminus, and got TeX Gyre Chorus instead

For a long time I've dreamed of an "all-Terminus" desktop, but couldn't figure out how to do it. My taste in fonts is so far outside of the mainstream1 that I could not find any even remotely helpful ...
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Bold and Underline using echo with email

I am using a script that emails me a particular status report. The script sends me the contents of several files. I am using echo to provide a heading in the email that is used to differentiate ...
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Perfectly pixelmapped fonts in Emacs

In Ubuntu, in IntelliJ, the font PragmataPro Mono looks like this: Note the perfectly mapped pixels. The IntelliJ setting Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Antialiasing > Editor is ...
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Unicode fallback font

When the system displays a text, whose responsibility is to select the appropriate font for the letters? Let's say I have the following 3 fonts installed and I open a website with letters and ...
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Run X11 only apps with custom font size and font style

How to run a X11 only app with user defined font size and font style ? Is it possible to run different X11 apps with different font size and style ? e.g. Run xclipboard with font FreeSans 14px and ...
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Imperfections in Andale Mono font in fbterm

Recently I installed the Andale Mono font from the ttf-ms-fonts package on Arch Linux AUR. I then tried out using it in Fbterm to see how it works. It worked perfectly! Well, sort of. You can see ...
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Keep OpenType version up to date

I don't remember how, but I checked my OpenType version and it was low. There's a special font I want to use which needs version 1.7. How do I keep my system up to date with the OpenType spec?
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What's a clean sans font that supports UTF-8, that is suitable for console use?

I'm looking for a font for my console that supports the more unique utf-8 characters. (like ► λ ✔ ✓ ✘ ✢ ➤ ✖ ❯ ❮ ✚ ✹ ➜ ═ ✭). Despite some googling, I haven't been able to find a font that I like. Any ...
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What are these rectangular characters and where is this notation defined

Using Linux (Fedora, specifically) as my primary workstation, I noticed, at times, strange non-printable characters like in the following screenshots (bottom-left in the first image and upper-left in ...
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How to find out which unicode codepoints are defined in a TTF file?

I need to automate a process of verification which Unicode characters have actual glyphs defined for them in a True Type Font file. How do I go around doing that? I can't seem to find information on ...
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Formatting lpr output to use a particular font and svg background

I have a somewhat peculiar request. I would like to be able to produce "retro" PDF output of text files (for subsequent printing or e-mailing). So I would like to have some sort of processor which ...
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Devanagari (combined) words are not displaying correctly

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS with GNOME 3 Flashback installed. Combined devanagari fonts like: श्री is not displaying (and hence printing) correctly. Example- The latter should be displayed as follows: ...
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How do I control which “form” of a font family is used by default in Google Chrome?

I recently installed the Roboto font in Arch Linux using aur/ttf-roboto. For some reason, Google Chrome picks Roboto Thin instead of Roboto Regular, whereas Firefox picks the Regular one: I'd ...
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Why is LXDE displaying only boxes for font - and how to fix

A picture is worth 1000 words: This is fedora 20 running LXDE using X2GOServer, with X2GO client on windows. I am on a VPS at ramnode. I assume it's an issue with encoding, but I just can't ...
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Vertical lines are disjointed in urxvt

I'm using Debian testing (stretch) with i3 running urxvt with Source Code Pro (a TTF font). MOC (an ncurses program) as it appeared last week: And now - notice the vertical lines: I can "solve" ...
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Weird font rendering in Debian GNU/Linux

I'm using Debian 8 Jessie with the Xfce4 desktop environment. I however have this weird font rendering issue where two characters are standing too close to each other. Please see the image here: ...
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How do I find which font provides a particular Unicode glyph?

On the Feodora 23 system I upgraded from F22, the U1F32D symbol 🌭 shows up just fine in the terminal, but on the one I installed from scratch, I get the box-with-numbers placeholder. I just checked ...
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installed font not working in ec2 in rails app

I have downloaded font by running wget http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/download/amatic inside my ec2 instance. Then I created a .fonts director and unzipped those files inside it. Then I ls ...