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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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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X11 fonts have gone - applications fall back to typewriter

After removing several packages, updating within Debian/Jessie, and rebooting, several applications (windows manager, Xfce4 panel, mail client, browser) fall back to typewriter; Sans/Regular seems to ...
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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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Missing bold fonts in gtk3 applications

I updated siduction libgtk-3-0/libgtk-3.bin/libgtk-3-common/libgtk-e-dev to version 3.8.2-3. Since then I no longer have bold fonts in menus in all my GTK3 applications, even if I set up bold fonts. ...
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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, ...
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urxvt not loading xft font from ~/.Xdefaults

Some basic details: archlinux 3.9.3-1 xmonad 0.11 urxvt 9.18 I can get urxvt to load my desired font manually using: urxvt -fn "xft:Ubuntu Mono" However, I'm unable to get this font to load ...
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How do I change the screen font size when using a virtual terminal

Using LDXE and Ubuntu, I can log into a virtual terminal via CTRL+ALT+F1. The text is far too small. How do I change the screen resolution to get a larger font?
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Setting up Helvetica with fontconfig

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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Problem when changing the font size in nedit

Whenever I open Nedit, the following error appears ---- Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-normal-*-*-120-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct Cannot convert string ...
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Arclinux running xfce4 fails to start

I run archlinux xfce4 with auto-login and auto start. After upgrading today 07-MAY-13 the X fails without leaving a error message in Xorg.0.log.
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Russian characters instead of French or German, with Helvetica font

I was having problems with websites requiring the Helvetica family-font in their css: all special french and german characters were replaced by unrelated russian characters. That put me on the track ...
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Changing order of font style

Is it possible to change the order of font style? In qtconfig-qt4, the default style was no longer Regular. Is it possible to re-order it? Maybe with something in /etc/fonts/conf.d? Anyone know ...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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Effect if any of changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH environnment variable on emacs fonts?

The rendering of my emacs fonts changes if I define a specific list of directories under the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable just before I call emacs. I changed this because I wanted to use emacs ...
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Turning off subpixel antialiasing in Gnome 3 on Debian

I'm trying out the secondary monitor with portrait layout, and I want to disable subpixel font antialiasing. I have both turned it off to "Grayscale" in gnome-tweak-tool and created a symlink to ...
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imagemagick display: different text in font preview

The awesome display command from imagemagick allows me to preview fonts: display ~/.fonts/font.ttf However, the text is always the same ('That which does not destroy me, only makes me stronger'). ...
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Can I install some debs from Ubuntu on Debian Squeeze to get nice font rendering?

I have both Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 10.04 machines; the font rendering in 10.04/10.10 is beautiful out of the box but Squeeze is still ugly even after hours and hours of messing with ...
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Font rendering - Infinality patches on Ubuntu

There is a Ubuntu PPA https://launchpad.net/~no1wantdthisname/+archive/ppa?field.series_filter= with patches for Infinality оn Freetype and Cairo for 11.04 11.10 12.04 12.10 13.04 But the updates ...
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Fontconfig default unavailable font selection, How is it defined in the XML configs? Couldn't locate in documentation

I've worked with Fontconfig previously, and understand how to do most of the common configurations. All my aliases work as expected, and I'm almost completely finished. I'm trying to set the default ...
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Unable to open EPS files

I am unable to open eps files in my machine. I have attached the screenshots of what happens when try to view a eps file with default pdf viewer and ghost script viewer (gv). The condition is same ...
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Decrease the font size in Cinnamon from the command line

While I was playing with Cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I can't use any applications because of the font. It garbles the whole ...
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MS Core Fonts download?

I'm looking for the MS core fonts. I can't find any good Linux downloads. All I can find are Windows installers; you have to download one for each font, then go through a huge process to get ...
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Why is my interface font larger with LibreOffice than with other GTK applications?

I installed LibreOffice and the libreoffice-gtk package. The GUI has the same appearance as other GTK applications, however, the fonts in the interface appear to be 1.5 to 2 times larger than those in ...
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Smooth font rendering with xmonad in linux mint

I am using the xmonad windows manager under Linux Mint 13 and is lacking a smooth font rendering. Under MATE or Cinnamon, the fonts are smoothed, and choosing the session xmonad with Gnome, fonts ...