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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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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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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 $ ...
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Fix fonts through ssh

There seems to be some problems with the font size when connecting remotely to another Xserver using ssh. I am using manjaro linux and awesomewm. As far as I understand, the local font settings are ...
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Console Terminus Font Size in Slackware?

I am running Slackware 14.1 mostly from the command line on a 1366x768 monitor (using a vesa mode appropriate for the resolution, 0x34c if it matters, giving me a screen resolution of 1366x768x32 in ...
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Adjust font size in multi-head setup with different resolutions

I have a multi monitor setting with the main screen resolution 3840x2160 and two additional screens running on 1920x1080. When I drag for example a firefox window between the screens, Windows seems to ...
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Changing monospace fonts system-wide

By default, the monospace font for my distribution (Trisquel) is Font A. I would like to change it to font B. Some time ago, I managed to make a partial change to Font C, but I have since forgotten ...
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System fonts not taking effect in linux mint with both mate and cinnamon installed

I have linux mint 16 installed on my desktop with both the mate and cinnamon desktop environments. I have noticed that the system font settings are not used as I expect. For example, the "window title ...
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My ~/.Xresources is disabling gtk antialiasing

When booting into my window manage (xmonad), gtk fonts are anti-aliased, but for some reason urxvt has problems with variable names in my ~/.Xdefaults (it fails to parse the variable names as colors ...
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Fonts way to big with Awesome WM

I previously tried to use KDE with Awesome WM, and currently try just to use Awesome WM. I use a Vicious battery widget and nm-applet for networking. It works pretty well. However, all my fonts are ...
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How to check corrupt and duplicated fonts on Linux?

I need to find software that can detect duplicate fonts out of a folder, and be able to tell if a font file is corrupted. Needs to be command line so I can script it for situations, although if you ...
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change fonts of applications in dwm

I'm currently using dwm 6.0 and I was wondering how I could change the font of programs like Firefox. I already changed the font given in the config.h and recompiled it but it didn't change anything. ...
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Emacs change font of a single word (or sentence), not of the whole buffer

Somehow I don't find a way of changing the font size of a specific string of text. I know how to do it globally or temporarily for the whole buffer.Changing the default font is not the issue here. ...
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How can I configure xlock to find fonts?

Is it possible to make xlock to find fonts on my computer automatically? Namely, when I start xlock, it says xlock: can not find font: -*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-24-*-*-*-*-*-*, using fixed... In my ...
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Is there a command such as xwininfo, xdpyinfo, xprop, or xlsclient that will tell me what font an X client window is using?

I'm trying to find a command that will report what font a given X window is configured to use. Does such a command exist? Looking through these tools I did not see an option that would give me this: ...
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How can I find the default (font) resource XTerm is using?

If I launch xterm with its default bitmap fonts and then select the 'Large' font from the 'VT Fonts' menu (via ctrl+right mouse), I get a very usable bitmap font with apparently good Japanese ...
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Is it possible to show mathematical symbols in the terminal?

I want to do some program that can help me to check scientific formulars via terminal. It is possible or not if i want to show mathematical symbols (e.g. integral, diff Greek's Alphabets) on Linux's ...
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Setting programming font in RHEL 5 + gvim

I am working on RedHat RHEL5. I want to change the font in GVIM. The only font format that my GVIM accepts is *-courier-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-*-*-m-*-* It refuses to use Courier\ New or ...
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Xft font specification in Rxvt: is it a client-side or server-side font?

I have a headless Gentoo box and would like to run X app on it but forward the display to a Cygwin Xorg server running on my Windows PC. It works but I am not sure in this case if I specify some ...
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Emacs ansi-term with zsh: error in process filter. Invalid face: unspecified

I have the latest stable versions of Emacs (24.3) and of Zsh (5.0.2). I can run Zsh without problem from a terminal (e.g. ITerm2), but if I try to run it from M-x ansi-term I get the error: Emacs ...
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Proper display of japanese and other special characters in debian linux

I am running debian, using the Terminus font. When I come across japanese characters, they are just displayed as squares. This is the same for some other special characters, (I'm not sure which ones ...
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How to make fonts look similar to windows on Slackware 14 with KDE? [closed]

I am having a hard time reading anything. I've had to increase the text size to in same amounts that take up most of my 23 inch monitor... So far I've done some of the things suggested on ...
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Font problem with Openbox session

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and thought to try out the Openbox session instead of the Lubuntu session which I normally use and have customized to my needs. One problem I would like help with is the ...
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Swedish unicode characters in xdm / xlogin

I decided to localize my XDM login screen but I'm stuck with corrupted Swedish characters. I'm using Debian Wheezy with the following /etc/X11/xdm/Xresources Xcursor.theme: whiteglass ...
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Installed fonts not showing up, Linux Mint 15 64bit

I'm trying to install these bitmap fonts: http://font.gohu.org/ I downloaded the compressed PCF files and extracted them to /usr/share/fonts, Then ran sudo fc-cache -fv. The fonts weren't showing up ...
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How to I change GNOME 3.8 top bar font?

It can not be changed through GNOME Tweak Tool, so anyone know the answer?
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Gibberish Characters in Redhat

On one RHEL Server I installed Arabic Language support but if browse some Arabic or Urdu Language sites it is showing gibberish characters. So I downloaded some fonts and copied them under ...
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Emacs 24 not finding system fonts

Emacs doesn't offer me the possibility of installing several of the system fonts that I have. It only offers Courier and Lucida. Other programs, like LibreOffice, have no problem in using my system ...
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Non-English Font

After changing keyboard layout by setxkbmap,If I typing something in an GUI apps, then it results in blank squares or dotted circle. Is there anything I am missing in LFS OS
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Which fonts preinstalled on Linux are the same as that on Windows 7+?

Which fonts are common in default Linux and Windows installation? Are there any? Do these operating systems share any identical fonts? Or all fonts are different and there are no common fonts in ...
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Can Microsoft fonts be bought and included in the Linux core? [closed]

Is it possible for the Linux community to buy the rights for the Microsoft fonts so that they can be included in every distribution (or with distributions that would like to include them)? Would ...
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non-smooth fonts in Fedora's gnome

I don't know is that only my problem or not but I have a little eyestrain when using Fedora (19) with Gnome 3(.8) compared to Ubuntu, Linux mint or Windows. Maybe the problem is caused by font ...
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How can I get better-looking fonts in my terminal (URxvt)?

I've noticed that the fonts in URxvt look a little bit low-res compared to fonts that I see in my browser, for example. I was wondering how could I fix my .Xdefaults file to make the fonts have a ...
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Font letter spacing issue with PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu

I'm using PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to convert HTML to PDF and get very strange letter spacing errors. For instance, the internal distance between es and xa seems very random and ...
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Fix terminal after displaying a binary file

I'd tried command cat with an executable file: cat /bin/ls Now I can't read any word in this terminal (Linux console). How can I fix it?
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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig? [duplicate]

I am running Xubuntu 12.04. I installed Helvetica and Helvetica Neue. For some reason, websites that use Helvetica Neue display fine, but those who use Helvetica have some issues... ...
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Firefox in Linux doesn't interpret 12px Arial correctly, but 1em or 0.9 does

The problem is only with 12px and smaller. Other sizes seems to be OK. Why is that? If I use height: 12px; and the font family is arial, it is stretched and not the same height as in Windows. If I ...
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Linux distro that contains Windows fonts in default [closed]

I personally don't like Linux and Mac OS X fonts. They are too cartoonish and childish (fat, bold). So, I would like to find a Linux distribution that contains Windows fonts in default. I know it ...
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How do I increase the overall font size in GnuCash on Linux Mint?

Apparently GnuCash has no built-in way of increasing font size (I have absolutely no idea why). Googling suggests I should be able to increase system-wide gtk app font size with gnome-control-center, ...