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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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 to block glyph fallback on Linux?

I want to block font substitution in specific apps on Linux, but my research indicates that it might be controlled only at the system level, probably with fontconfig. I have found some discussion of ...
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Convert .bdf/.pcf font to .psf(u) for using as consolefont?

I am using Arch Linux. Is it possible to convert a BDF or PCF font to a PSF font for use in console/CONSOLEFONT in rc.conf? I haven't found anything that can do it,except bdf2psf which I got the ...
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How do I configure setfont and loadkeys properly?

I'm installing LFS and I'm struggling with this section. My locale is sv_SE.UTF-8 and I have a Swedish keyboard. So I suppose I should enable unicode and that the keymap is sv-latin1: cat > ...
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Name of the font used in Linux Console (TTY)

What is the name of the font that is used in Linux Console TTY 1-6?
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Different console font sizes on two installations of debian wheezy

I have installed Debian Wheezy on two different partitions of the same desktop computer. The first installation was done a few months ago with a version 7.5 iso image. The installation has been ...
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Fedora 17 : Cannot open font file True

Each time I login to Fedora 17, no GUI, just a console, I notice this error: Cannot open font file True I have followed some tutorial on web to fix this problem, but still cannot. Here some steps ...
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Linux Mint 12 font glitches

All fonts in the Mint 12 installation are displayed with glitches, especially the numbers and symbols. This started happening after switching between some of the default themes. No other changes ...
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Install Ubuntu's font in other OSes?

Ubuntu has its own font for its UI in the past couple of releases. Is there a way to get this font in other GNU/Linux distros? Does the font come in its own file?
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Meaning of different tokens in a font config string

I have seen lines like the one below, in a number of config files (xmobar has one of these and dmenu too has this) '-*-fixed-*-*-*-*-18-*-*-*-*-*-*-*' What is the meaning of each token which is ...
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List of available fonts with samples

I want to list all installed fonts on my system and view them to choose one for some purpose. How is that possible? Is there a program, which can provide sort of gallery of installed fonts?
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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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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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Charset / font in the Linux console

I want to write a game which runs in a terminal. I do some terminal coloring and wanted to use some unicode characters for nice ascii art "graphics". But a lot of unicode characters aren't supported ...
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russian letters in gentoo console as '?'

I managed to get russian language working in my Gnome apps, but neither in the console (Alt-Shift-F2 and such) nor in the Gnome Terminal valyagentoo va1en0k # locale LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 ...
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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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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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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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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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In SciTe (Scintilla), how can I create Syntax-Highlighting for my own custom language?

I want to create a custom Language, with its own custom Syntax Highlighting. Notepad++ (a Windows SciTe/Scintilla based Text-editor), allowed me to create a custom "Language", and now, in Linux, I ...
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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 font size changes frame size?

I'm using emacs 23.1.1. I set the font size in my .emacs with (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 100) The problem is that my emacs is now really small. The outer box (what I call a window and ...
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Use a specific font for emojis

i’d like to use the pretty Segoe UI Symbol emoji. I installed the font by copying it over from my windows install, and awesomely enough, my system falls back to it for all emoji that my main font ...
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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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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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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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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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Deciding on a font, and determining the proper notation

I have an X11 program that allows you to set a font. It apparently accepts the 'standard' X Logical Font Description. This notation is fairly obscure, and while the document I linked to mentions it, ...
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How to install fonts for X?

I would like to setup a Linux system with ScrotWM as the window manager, but I noticed that X is aware of only a few fonts. I would like to have UTF-8 fonts that support multiple languages, including ...
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How do I figure out which font file is chosen for a system generic font alias?

In Fedora 22, in KDE (plasma) System Settings -> Font -> Fonts, the setting for "General" is "Sans Serif 10", for "Fixed width" is "Monospace 10", for "small" is "Sans Serif 8", for "Toolbar" is "Sans ...
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How do I permanently increase the font size in mrxvt?

The Ctrl+= hotkey increases the font size for the current session in mrxvt. What configuration option will increase the font size permanently?
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What tool can preview console font?

I don't know about the console font format, for a normal truetype font, I could use gnome-font-viewer to preview it, but what about console font? If I don't switch back to another tty, and use setfont ...
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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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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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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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How do I restore my console default font, and why has it changed?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, and I use my console a lot. Today I discovered that its font was changed; specifically, this screen is from yesterday: and this is from today: First of all, any idea of ...
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How to make a bitmap font for *nix environments?

I have been softy on windows as a font tool to make a bitmap font, it's essentially a modified version of profont I keep using, mostly because the original version is not perfect to me. I also made a ...
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Tips for improved font rendering and readability in Ubuntu with KDE

I am having difficulty using Kubuntu (or GNOME) for work because text readability is quite poor (read headache inducing) compared to Windows Vista/7 and OS X. Any tips on how to improve font rendering ...
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How to increase the TTY fontsize?

I have a fedora machine, I am used to working on CLI since I had CRT monitor, after switching to TFT - the experience is not the same I had with CRT, the font is smaller now. How to change 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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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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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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Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf

I can specify the default font family used to display a particular language in X by editing .fonts.conf in my user directory (or editing the global /etc/fonts/fonts.conf). However, I've not been able ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Qt programs have Greek fonts on one Debian account (QtConfig, Virtualbox and VLC)

Update: I have created a new user via adduser and Virtualbox fonts are OK there. This does not solve my problem, however... I still don't know what is going on and I'd like my own user account to have ...